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Dallas Cowboys At Miami Dolphins: 5 Bold Predictions

RJ Ochoa

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You need to get EXCITED.

  1. It's Saturday.
  2. The Dallas Cowboys unveiled a new jersey two days ago.
  3. These Cowboys play tomorrow.
  4. You're about to read some bold predictions for that game.
  5. Tony Romo is back!

That's right! When the Dallas Cowboys hit the field tomorrow #9 will be behind center and everything will feel right in the world once again.

Things aren't going to feel right for the Miami Dolphins, though. Well to be fair losing seems right for them so maybe they will! They are going to get obliterated. You know it. I know it. They know it. In the words of Tony Romo's Tweets, "There's only one thing left to do."

If you read my Week 11 NFL Game Picks then you know how much I love to shout. You also know how much I love obscure 1980s movies references.

I've been shouting all over Twitter this week about how the Dallas Cowboys are not done, despite their 2-7 record. I've been shouting it on the phones. I've been shouting it on Twitter. I've been shouting it through carrier pigeons. Everywhere I've been... I've been shouting. You need to shout, too!

We're shouting as much as we can here at Inside The Star. We want you to join us. Tony Romo is back so let's crank up the music and SHOUT from the hilltops just how excited we are! Remember before you shout:

  • Kick your heels up!
  • Throw your hands up!
  • Throw your head back!
  • Come on now!
  • Don't forget to say you will!
  • Don't forget to say, "Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah!"

In case you want to listen while you shout/read you can do so with one of the greatest scenes in movie history:

Shout - Otis Day & The Knights (Animal House 1978)

From Movie Animal House (1978) A Song by The Isley Brothers

Let's have some fun! The Dallas Cowboys are about to lock up a fresh win so let's get the celebration going early. 5 Bold Predictions... here we go!

Trey Williams Will Have Over 100 All-Purpose Yards

One of the offensive cogs that was spinning well early in the season was Lance Dunbar. It was unfortunate to see him go down with a season-ending injury in the game against the New Orleans Saints.

A few weeks ago the Dallas Cowboys went out and got a similar talent to Dunbar. His name is Trey Williams... but you'll know it after it's said a bunch of times during tomorrow's game.

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Trey Williams' Twitter Profile Picture

Trey is a sneaky fast player and a great weapon in the screen game. As my fellow Staff Writer Shane Denney pointed out in his Weekly Injury Report... Darren McFadden is not 100%.

Run DMC's health wasn't the only Cowboys Running Back news in the headlines this week as our own Ryan Ratty told you all about the release of Christine Michael.

Enter Trey Williams.

The Dolphins do have a fierce front four. Tony Romo is going to take advantage of situations where they send a lot of pressure and get it to his newest toy a lot.

A little bit louder now...

The Dallas Cowboys Defense Will Allow No More Than 200 Total Yards

This defense is angry. They've lost seven games in a row and had to watch Jameis Winston dance his way into the endzone against them a week ago. They've had enough.

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I talked with Bobby Belt on this week's Cowboys Cast about how I believe this defense is designed to play from ahead. The only glimpse of that we've had this season has been in Philadelphia right after Tony Romo went down... and that was without the services of Greg Hardy and Rolando McClain.

For the first time this season the Dallas Cowboys will have all of their expected playmakers suited up and participating in the same game. FINALLY!

With Romo and Co. taking care of things on the offensive side of the ball the likes of Hardy, McClain, Crawford, Lawrence, Lee, Byron Jones... the list goes on and on, they're going to be shouting themselves. Look out, Ryan Tannehill.

A little bit louder now...

Byron Jones Will FINALLY Get An Interception

I've called this before. You've called it. Enough calling - this is happening.

Byron Jones has come so close to getting his first career interception (he almost had one off of a foot a few weeks ago) that we've been sniffing around this for quite some time. No more sniffing, we're about to get the full scent.

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The pass rush that we daydreamed about during the offseason is going to show up with authority during this game... and that's going to lead to some bad throws.

If there's anyone on this defensive unit that's exceeded expectations it's Byron Jones. That's pretty remarkable considering just how high those expectations were.

Tomorrow is going to be one of those games where everything goes our way - you can feel it. Go get that pick, Byron!

A little bit louder now...

The Tony Romo To Dez Bryant Connection Will Combine For Over 150 Yards And 2 Touchdowns

It has been a very long time since we've seen a great play from Tony Romo to Dez Bryant. Just how long? Tomorrow will mark 330 days since we've seen our favorite math equation: 9 +88 = 6.

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On Monday morning you'll be saying how it hasn't even been 24 hours.

Tony Romo's return brings a very real, immeasurable, advantage to this team. If there is any player across all of sports that feeds off of this type of energy - it's Dez Bryant.

We are going to see one of the finest performances in Dez Bryant's young career against the Dolphins. He and Tony Romo have a special connection that they have been itching to show off again for over 28 million seconds.

Tomorrow's math lesson for the Miami Dolphins: 9 + 88 = 6.

A LITTLE BIT LOUDER NOW...

The Dallas Cowboys Will Recreate History With A 29-Yard Sack For A Safety

This game against the Dolphins will bring back great memories for Dallas Cowboys fans as America's Team defeated Miami to earn their first Super Bowl Victory in Franchise History.

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Super Bowl VI had one of the more iconic plays in NFL History when Pro Football Hall of Famer Bob Lilly took down the Dolphins QB, fellow HOFer, Bob Griese for a 29-yard sack.

The 2015 version of the Miami Dolphins have allowed a safety in not one, not two, but three consecutive games. That sound you hear is Rod Marinelli salivating.

Can't you see it now? Ryan Tannehill freaking out, Greg Hardy in his face, running around, DeMarcus Lawrence in his face, running backwards, Sean Lee stopping in to say hello, running back again... and bam! Safety. Say you will, Tannehill.

A LITTLE BIT LOUDER NOW!

HEY-HEY-A-HEY (HEY-HEY-AAAAA-HEY)

HEY-HEY-A-HEY (HEY-HEY-AAAAA-HEY)

HEY-HEY-A-HEY (HEY-HEY-AAAAA-HEY)

Get ready to shout tomorrow, Cowboys Nation. We're going to party.


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What BOLD predictions are YOU feeling for when the Cowboys take on the Dolphins? How happy are you that Tony Romo is back? I want to know! Email me your thoughts at Roel.Ochoa.Jr@Gmail.com or Tweet to me @rjochoa!

Tell us what you think about "Dallas Cowboys At Miami Dolphins: 5 Bold Predictions" in the comments below. You can also email me at RJ.Ochoa@SlantSports.com, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!



I like long walks on the beach, mystery novels, no just kidding those suck. The Dallas Cowboys were put on this earth for us all to love and appreciate. I do that 24/7/365. I also love chicken parmesan. Let's roll. @RJOchoa if you wanna shout!

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2 Comments
  • Dad365

    Didnt jones have a pic that was called back on a penalty ?!?? Cant remember the game but it half explains our season so far … win it only to give it back UGH

  • RJ Ochoa

    He did! In the New England game. I mentioned it in the post, but he's going to get one for real in Miami!

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How The Seattle Seahawks Have Increased Importance In Cowboys’ Lore

Kevin Brady

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You can't talk about this decade's Dallas Cowboys without discussing the Seattle Seahawks.

In 2012, when Golden Tate took out Sean Lee on a crack-back block and the Seahawks embarrassed a Cowboys team who had just defeated the defending champion New York Giants, we saw which of the two teams was truly ready for the big stage.

In 2014, as Rolando McClain intercepted Russell Wilson and the Cowboys clinched a critical road victory, we knew that Dallas was a legit contender.

In 2015, when Seattle finally came to Dallas and rendered the return of Pro Bowl receiver Dez Bryant meaningless in a 13-12 win, the then 2-5 Cowboys were sent further into a Romo-less abyss.

And, in 2017, Dez Bryant's key drops and Dan Bailey's missed field goals during a horrendous home loss to the Seahawks on Christmas Eve might have sealed each of their fates for the following offseason.

The most important moment in this Cowboys/Seahawks history, however, occurred during a preseason game. A meaningless preseason game which turned out to be the most meaningful day in recent Cowboys history.

Cliff Avril dragging Tony Romo down from behind, effectively ending his career, and kicking off the roster massive turnover we have seen the last two offseasons. From Dak Prescott, to a brand new secondary, to the retirement of Jason Witten, and the cutting of Dez Bryant. All of this change, which put an end to the Romo era rosters in Dallas, began with that hit in Seattle.

Since 2012 the Cowboys, and the rest of the NFC really, have been judged by how they play against two teams: the Packers and the Seahawks.

They have been the class of the NFC, and while we like to think that if the "Dez Caught It" game went how it should have Dallas would've handled Seattle, that will forever be an unknown.

Sunday's game is not expected to carry the franchise-changing implications that some of these other match ups have had. The Seahawks are 0-2 and reeling, with a shaky offensive line and reported distrust throughout the organization.The Cowboys, however, can jump-start their season with a big road win over a winless team that they should beat in the minds of many.

But knowing how things between these teams tend to go, Sunday afternoon may end up having major implications on the rest of the Cowboys' season.

Where this could be the case is in a potential Earl Thomas trade. It's been speculated that Seattle has been hesitant to deal Thomas to Dallas before their week 3 match up, but could be more willing to do so after the game.

Especially if that game is a loss which sends them to 0-3. The Cowboys have been actively pursuing Earl Thomas, and Thomas has certainly made it clear that he wants to be in Dallas. The only party not willing to make it happen thus far, are the Seahawks.

So, this weekend, there is a chance another chapter is added to those franchise-changing moments in Cowboys/Seahawks lore.



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A Look Around The NFC East: Week 3

Kevin Brady

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Tyrone Crawford, Carson Wentz, Eagles

Week two didn't go as planned for much of the NFC East, with only the Dallas Cowboys reigning victorious last Sunday.

Now, three teams are locked in a tie for first place at 1-1, with the New York Giants lagging behind with a winless record. Week 3 is shaping up to be a potential early turning point, however, with Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz returning and each team facing a very beatable opponent.

Let's take a look around the division and see what the Cowboys' foes will be facing this week.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles fell victim to one of the more surprising upsets of the weekend last Sunday, as Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Eagles 27-21. While their defense got off to a shaky start in the loss, it was the offense which proved too little too late in their push down the stretch.

Carson Wentz is expected to not only return but to start on Sunday in the Eagles' match up against the Colts. Indianapolis upset the Washington Redskins last week, but will be 6 point underdogs when the game kicks off in Philadelphia on Sunday.

Wentz should give the defending champs an extra boost, and while they haven't looked as dominant as many expected through the first two games, this could be the game to spring them the rest of the way.

Washington Redskins

As mentioned earlier, the Redskins fell in Indianapolis last week, and are now tied for first place in the division with a 1-1 record. As dominant and impressive as Washington looked in their opener against Arizona, Washington's week two loss featured lethargic offensive play for four quarters.

This week the Redskins are three point home underdogs as Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers come to town. Green Bay tied Minnesota a week ago, but behind Rodgers and their potent offense, they have the chance to take advantage of Washington's suspect secondary down the field.

Sunday will be a tough test for the Redskins as they look to get back above .500 against a tough conference opponent.

New York Giants

The Giants' season is on the brink this week, and that really isn't a dramatic statement at all. Now at 0-2 with a division loss to the Cowboys last week, the Giants have to beat the 0-2 Texans on Sunday to get some confidence and keep pace within the conference.

Lucky for them, the Texans haven't looked impressive whatsoever through two games. Unlucky for them, the Texans have strong pass rushers like JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney ready to abuse their weak offensive line.

Houston is a six point home favorite over the Giants, proving it will be an uphill battle for New York to save their season.



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Cowboys en Español: La Defensiva de Dallas es Muy Real

Mauricio Rodriguez

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Are Dallas Cowboys Building A Championship Defense? 3

Después de dos semanas de acción de los Dallas Cowboys, una cosa ha quedado más que clara. La defensiva del coordinador defensivo Rod Marinelli ha demostrado que es realmente buena. No como en otros años, que nos conformábamos con que la defensiva dejará avanzar y cediera tres puntos hasta que se rompía en el último cuarto.

No, ahora es diferente. Este año, los Dallas Cowboys tienen presión al QB opuesto. No sólo DeMarcus Lawrence, sino Taco Charlton, Randy Gregory y recientemente, los linebackers. Hemos visto a Jaylon Smith y Damien Wilson brindar presión y sobre todo, llegar a sus objetivos.

Los linebackers no han brillado sólo en esto, sino en otros ámbitos defensivos, como cobertura aérea y más. Incluso Joe Thomas ha logrado mantener su nivel que vimos en pretemporada cuando se le ha pedido entrar al campo.

Y en cuanto a la secundaria, no podríamos estar más agradecidos con la actuación de nuestros cornerbacks. Byron Jones está jugando a un nivel increíble. La semana pasada, Eli Manning sólo se atrevió a lanzar el balón en su dirección en cinco ocasiones. En esas cinco, consiguió sólo un pase completo para cero yardas. Chidobe Awuzie también ha tenido un gran inicio al 2018, manteniendo un nivel de juego consistente y efectivo. Estamos hablando de que el domingo pasado, estos dos cornerbacks se enfrentaron a uno de los mejores WR en la NFL, Odell Beckham Jr.

Finalmente, la posición de safety se ha visto como la unidad más débil en la defensiva. Jeff Heath es un titular promedio y Kavon Frazier tiene mucho camino por recorrer. Afortunadamente, hay esperanza de que Xavier Woods regrese de lesión este domingo.

A pesar de que en el 2016 todos veíamos a la ofensiva como nuestro futuro, es sorprendente el nivel que ha mostrado la defensiva. Es más agresiva, más efectiva y más confiable que en otros años. No podemos subestimar la llegada del coach Kris Richard al equipo.

Sobre todo después de que en el partido contra los New York Giants y los Carolina Panthers se demostró que Richard está involucrado directamente con las decisiones de las jugadas que se ejecutarán en el campo. Incluso Marinelli no tuvo problemas admitiendo que efectivamente, Richard estaba ganándose un rol en este aspecto.

Esto es muy relevante para los Dallas Cowboys, pues una de las cosas más destacadas que hemos visto las últimas semanas es el usaje de cargas o "blitzes" especiales en varias oportunidades. Incluyendo tercer down y largo.

Es algo que no habíamos visto nunca con el conservador Marinelli y que claramente es producto de Richard. Este personaje que viene de los Seattle Seahawks continua emergiendo como un candidato real al puesto de coordinador defensivo en el 2019 o quien sabe, quizá sea nombrado head coach si las cosas comienzan a ir mal para este equipo.

Sin duda alguna, la defensiva ha demostrado que es muy confiable y real. Es tiempo de que la ofensiva de Dallas responda a esto y comience a mover más las cadenas y sobre todo, aprovechar las oportunidades que tengan de anotar touchdowns. Empezar a depender de goles de campo nunca sale bien.

Linehan: "Butler Has Had a Good Camp", But Will He Stay?

Dallas Cowboys WR Brice Butler (Matthew Emmons / USA TODAY Sports)

Sobre la llegada de Brice Butler

Increíblemente, Brice Butler regresó a los Dallas Cowboys, incluso después de todos los comentarios que hizo en ciertos programas de televisión. La primera reacción al respecto fue de confusión; ¿por qué regresar con un receptor que nunca fue tan especial y que habló tanto de Dallas?

La respuesta a esta pregunta se esclareció un poco este jueves por la noche cuando surgieron los rumores de que Terrance Williams, quien fue arrestado en el offseason por intoxicación pública, podría ser suspendido pronto por la NFL.

Esto probablemente no sucederá antes del partido de la semana 3, pero de todas maneras explica mucho sobre el último movimiento de los Cowboys.

Predicción #DALvsSEA

En un partido bastante cerrado, creo que la defensiva de los Dallas Cowboys hará lo suficiente para llevarse la victoria. Es de suma importancia derribar a Russell Wilson y sobre todo, que la ofensiva tenga su mejor actuación de la campaña. La defensiva de Seahawks es bastante efectiva y no será sencillo vencerlos.

Marcador: Dallas Cowboys 21 - Seattle Seahawks 17

Tell me what you think about "Cowboys en Español: La Defensiva de Dallas es Muy Real" in the comments below, or tweet me @MauNFL and let’s talk football! If you like football and are looking for a Dallas Cowboys show in Spanish, don’t miss my weekly Facebook Live! show, Primero Cowboys!



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