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Dallas Cowboys Vs Detroit Lions: 5 Bold Predictions

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Dallas Cowboys Vs Detroit Lions: 5 Bold Predictions

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‘Twas the Night before Kickoff, the season’s been flyin’

Here we are, Christmas Day, about to tame the Lions

Since this team last felt joy, it sure has been a while

Yet here we are celebrating an NFC East title

The Cowboys have rookies, of the type you’d never believe

Dak and Zeke have taken us, to the number one seed

Coach Garrett is the man, I will continue to say

A red-haired coaching genius, who takes things day by day

Get to 13 wins, in this means to an end

During Monday Night Football on ESPN

This is a time for the best, you cannot be meek

Run, score, and fight, don’t forget to feed Zeke

We’ve learned a lot of lessons, especially never to settle

Fight till the end, and jump into a red kettle

If you need an epic win, one man can answer the call

His name is Prescott, and he can sure Dak the Halls

It’s now time to begin, some interesting premonitions

Welcome to a Christmas Edition, of my 5 Bold Predictions

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The Lions Game Is A Culmination Of 9-4

Randy Gregory, RedskinsWhen the Cowboys welcome the Detroit Football Club on Monday Night Football they’ll be doing so with a player that hasn’t seen the field in almost a full calendar year – Randy Gregory. While the expectations from young Gregory shouldn’t be too high – and his status is very ambiguous thanks to the NFL – he’s going to play and we should be thankful for that.

Upon being drafted by America’s Team, Randy Gregory was given the iconic #94 jersey that once belonged to Dallas Cowboys Legends Charles Haley and DeMarcus Ware. This is a tactic that worked out well with Dez Bryant after he slipped the spectacular #88 over his rookie shoulders, recognizing the number and team’s legacy.

The #94 from Gregory will be present, but it’s another 9-4 connection that I believe will make an appearance… Tony Romo and Dak Prescott.

Dak is the firmly-anointed starter so that’s not shocking, but given the events from around the NFL on Christmas Eve you can sense that Romo might be given one quarter of work potentially in this game. 9-4!

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Byron Jones Starts A Streak Of Interceptions

Byron JonesLast week the Cowboys secured a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but a more important achievement was made – Byron Jones’ first career interception!

“Late Night Ice Cream” – as I have dubbed him – wrapped his hands around an opposing quarterback’s pass for the first time ever during a last-second play at the end of the first half. This is something that Cowboys fans have been longing for for quite some time, so it was great to see it finally happen.

Get the spoons ready, because Late Night Ice Cream is starting a streak of consecutive games with an interception. Late Night Ice Cream!

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Every Active Cowboys Running Back Gets At Least 5 Carries

Darren McFaddenThe NFC East Champions find themselves in an interesting predicament that will, as it currently is even in this same article, be discussed a lot – how much should they rest their starters?

The next game of importance for this football team will come, at the earliest, on Saturday, January 14th. That’s quite a ways away. Given that this team has one of the most dynamic players in the league in Ezekiel Elliott, it’s fair to assume that some tolerance will be made for the notion of resting him.

Look for Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar – or whoever the other active running backs are – to get some work in an effort to alleviate Zeke’s workload. Five carries apiece, Santa!

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Zeke And The Offensive Line Are Compared To Santa And His Reindeer

If you’ve made it this far into this then you really deserve one of these – Merry Christmas!

As it is Christmas season, Christmas magic and decorations and treats and presents are in the air! These presents are so prominent that even Ezekiel Elliott got into the mood when he gave his offensive line ATVs on Friday.

There’s a comparison considering the time of year concerning Zeke and his Offensive Line that’s just too easy to make, Zeke is Santa and the linemen are his reindeer. Any seasoned pro in the broadcast booth is going to see that and run (or fly) away with it.

If we’re taking this deeper then Tyron Smith is Blitzen, Ronald Leary is Dancer, Travis Frederick is Comet, Zach Martin is Prancer, and Doug Free is Donner. You know it’s true.

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Don Meredith’s Famous “Turn Out The Lights” Is Referenced

Don MeredithFrom their inception in 1960 through 1968, the Dallas Cowboys boasted one of the best and most iconic figures in their long-standing history at the all-important quarterback position – Don Meredith.

“Dandy” Don was as legendary as they come, and he furthered that legend after his playing career in the broadcast booth. Meredith became a staple on Monday Night Football and developed a signature catchphrase of sorts by singing a Willie Nelson line, “Turn out the lights, the party’s over.”

The Cowboys/Lions game will serve as 2016’s Monday Night Football finale – can you believe that?! – and therefore will call for an essence of good-bye. ESPN will still have some playoff coverage, but it won’t be the same. The moment is too perfect to not drop Dandy Don’s signature line as the MNF season comes to a close.

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Bonus Bold Predictions

Remember, if you want YOUR Bold Prediction featured here, tweet it at me! It’s that simple! Here are this week’s contributions, thanks to all those who shared!

Dan Rogers on Twitter

@rjochoa Bold Predictions – Escobar TD catch, Irving sack/fumble, and the home crowd goes wild when Tony Romo trots onto the field.

Shawn (#1 in NFC) on Twitter

RANDY Gregory is gonna get 2 sacks against the Lions. AND one of them is to win the game, 2014 playoffs DLaw style.

Chase Aguiar on Twitter

@rjochoa got that link to the article the other day? And my bold prediction is that Romo throws a touchdown Monday

Also on Facebook, Tyler Spence says:

  • Byron Jones not only has his 2nd career INT, but it’s a pick 6
  • Terrance Williams also goes for a 65 yard TD in this one, similar to how he dominated Detroit in the playoff game 2 years ago

I like the callbacks to the 2014 Wild Card win over Detroit here! Santa is obviously an Inside The Star reader, so these will undoubtedly come true.

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Inside The Star to you and yours. Go Cowboys!

Tell us what you think about “Dallas Cowboys Vs Detroit Lions: 5 Bold Predictions” in the comments below. You can also email me at RJ.Ochoa@SlantSports.com, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!

RJ Ochoa

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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