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#DALvsIND: Why The Cowboys Offense Should Exploit Colts Defense

As the moves along and the gear up for their third game of August, they now see the on the other side. In this 2017 home opener, the Cowboys host Indy with a chance to display just how prolific their can be this season while facing a rather weak defensive unit.

Though the Colts drafted my top graded of the 2017 in , Indy is still lacking talent on that side of the ball. Upfront, they will rely on former defensive Jonathan Hankins to anchor a unit which ranked 25th in the league against the run in 2016.

What does this all mean for the Cowboys?

Well, it is only a preseason game, and we shouldn't expect to see the first team offense too often. But if they were looking to make a statement early on in August to put the NFL back on notice, this could potentially be the week to do so.

The Cowboys should overmatch the defensive front of the Colts. Besides Hankins, the Colts are without any real force on their interior, failing to address this need during the past draft. Indianapolis did draft one of the my favorite rushers of this draft class in , but it may still be too early to tell what he can do.

Especially against the monstrous Cowboys tackles.Why The Cowboys' Meetings With DE Tarell Basham Seem

On the outside there will be a bit more of a challenge, with rookie corner Quincy Wilson and veteran Vontae Davis lining up as the starting cornerbacks. Even with this boundary talent, however, I believe the Cowboys can create big plays through the air.

So, even if it is only for a quarter or even a couple possessions, Saturday could be the day the 2017 Dallas Cowboys offense first breaks out. It could be the day we look back on in January and say “yeah, we knew this team could be special.”

Or, it could just be another preseason game. But this is a much more fun way to imagine things, isn't it?

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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