It’s been 15 days since the Cowboys last played a football game, and they return with a crucial game on Monday Night Football at Jerry World against the Tennessee Titans. It’s a big opportunity for Dallas to bring themselves within one of the first-place Redskins in the NFC east, as Washington lost in a rout to the Falcons at home 38-14.
Cowboy fans are eager to see Amari Cooper on the field, and hopefully he can provide a much needed boost to the passing offense that ranks 29th in the league. The organization finally realized that the receiving core as constructed could not get it done. The first round pick that Jerry Jones gave up shows just how desperate the organization was in addressing its need on the outside. Remember, this is the same Jerry Jones that would not give up a first round pick to get All-Pro and future hall of fame safety Earl Thomas. Now the fact that Thomas is 29 and Cooper is 24 years of age obviously plays a huge factor, but the Cowboys organization in recent years has placed a high value on draft picks and has done a pretty good job in the draft. But this move had to be made, if the Cowboys want to compete and win this wide-open division. Help might have arrived just in time for a run.
The Cowboys come into this game as healthy as any team in the league. Sean Lee is hopefully back to 100% and it’ll be big for linebacker depth if he can stay healthy. David Irving and Tavon Austin are out, while Geoff Swaim is doubtful and Randy Gregory is questionable.
Tennessee is losers of 3 straight vs the Bills, Ravens, and Chargers and are 1-3 on the road. The former #2 overall pick Marcus Mariota has failed to take the next step this season. He is 32nd in passing yards and has a passer rating of 78.5. The Dallas defense has been a terror all year, and that will continue in this game. The d-line aka the Hot Boyz won’t get 11 sacks like Baltimore did, but they will still wreak havoc and control the line of scrimmage. Dallas’ offense will show promising signs against a sneaky good Tennessee defense.
Dallas stays undefeated at home