The Cowboys are an injured team heading into their week 12 game against the Raiders. Here are five bold predictions about how the game will go for Dallas.
Many fans thought the Cowboys would take part in an entertaining shootout last Sunday against the Chiefs. Instead, Dak Prescott was fired five times, and the Dallas offense mustered only nine points against Kansas City. Getting the air strike back on track will be a big priority for head coach Mike McCarthy against the Raiders on Thanksgiving Day.
Luckily for the Cowboys, Las Vegas’ defense comes into this game and gives 26.2 points per game. competition. The Raiders have some talent up front, but their secondary will be overmatched against Dallas’ deep group of talented wide receivers.
It should give Prescott a strong chance to get his season back on track if his offensive line can give him a clean pocket to work from.
5 bold predictions about how the Cowboys will play on Thanksgiving Day.
5. Keanu Neal wants double-digit tackles
Neal continues to become an increasingly integral part of the Cowboys’ defensive plans on a weekly basis. He was particularly active last week against the Chiefs as he led the defense with seven overall tackles including five solo stops.
This week, Neal will be heavily leaned to match the Raiders’ tight-end Darren Waller at length. He will not shut Las Vegas’ best receiver out, but he will prevent him from getting deep catches down the seam. The end result will see Neal lead Dallas again in tackles with at least 10.