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Looking Ahead: Will The Cowboys Run The Table?

Only three more regular season games remain before we head into the NFL . The have turned their season around winning five straight and positioning themselves at first place of the East. Once a 3-5 team, the Cowboys are currently one win away from clinching the division title.

In the midst of a five game winning streak, Jason Garrett's team is already being discussed as a legit threat in the NFC. Said discussions are the result from such a streak including a victory over arguably the best team in the NFL, the .

With three more games left to be played, the question I pose to you today is…

Can the Dallas Cowboys run the table?

After the Cowboys fell at home to the 28-14 in week 9, the schedule ahead did not look nice at all. The following five games included two matches against the defending Champions and division rivals, the and a game against the high-powered from & Co. and well… we know how that story goes.

Now, the landscape is a bit different. The Cowboys seem to have only one more difficult game ahead of them. Let's take a look at each of Dallas' next opponents.

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Week 15: @ Indianapolis Colts

This is easily the biggest challenge remaining. Similar to the Cowboys' recent success, the Colts have won six of their last seven football games. The has been able to keep the pocket clean for QB Andrew Luck who is finally back to his old self. Surely, they won't be intimidated by the Cowboys' being “hot” this past few weeks. Just last Sunday, they snapped the ' nine game winning streak.

The Colts are averaging 29 points per game in their last 10 led by in the receiving game, who might just be ' biggest challenge yet due to his speed on the field. However, Indianapolis is far from perfect. That's the reason why the left them scoreless a couple of weeks ago.

Perhaps the biggest challenge for the Cowboys this week will be playing on the road. Their recent success has been impressive, but they've played three consecutive home games. All things considered, this really is a very promising game. I'll lean towards the Cowboys to win this football game thanks to their great and . It's worth noting that Colts' Ryan Kelly could play on Sunday. If he doesn't though, and the rest of the DL will make their presence felt constantly.

Prediction: Cowboys Win

Week 16: VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the . They've seen both versions of (the great one and the “why is he throwing so many picks?” one). They've gone back and forth again at the QB position between him and . Right now, it seems like Winston is the guy who'll be leading the Bucs' offense for the rest of the season.

They surely seem like an easy opponent, but they're the same team that led the Saints 14-3 by halftime last Sunday. Their offense can be dangerous if the Cowboys are not careful. Cameron Brate at is a player to watch out for when the Bucs visit AT&T Stadium.

The Cowboys should get a comfortable win on this one, though. Tampa Bay's defense ranks 30th in the league in scoring and 20th against the run. will surely be fed.

Prediction: Cowboys Win

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Week 17: @ New York Giants

By this week, it's hard to know if the Cowboys will rest starters for the playoffs or not. History tells us they won't, so we'll pretend that's the case. When these two squared off back in September, both were very different teams. Against one of the worst offensive lines in the league, it should be a fun game for the Cowboys' defense.

The Giants are 4-1 in their last five games, but don't let that record fool you. In that span, they've beaten the Josh Johnson-led , the Chase Daniels-led , the Bucs and the .

The Cowboys should be able to win this divisional game fairly easily as they try to improve their execution before January football.

Prediction: Cowboys Win

To be quite honest, only the next game feels like a true threat to the Dallas Cowboys' winning streak. The Indianapolis Colts are an intimidating rival. In fact, they're the favorites in Vegas to get the win on Sunday. If and his team are able to walk away victorious from said game, this team should go 11-5 on the season

That would be quite the ending for a team that had only three wins through eight games in week 9. They're really a new team. It's time to finish strong.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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