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Cowboys vs. Lions: Five bold predictions It’s been a long week in terms of the Dallas Cowboys. Losing doesn’t sit well with people. Losing is uncomfortable. Nobody wants to do it. The reality of sports is that unless there’s a tie (which has happened to a surprising degree so far this season across the league) Color Rush Jaylon Smith Jersey , there’s a winner and a loser. We’re all hoping that the Dallas Cowboys will be winners on Sunday afternoon, and we’re hoping to have some fun in the process of that. Let’s kick things off with BTB’s five bold predictions.Dak Prescott will have thrown deep five times before halftimeLast week in Seattle was quite embarrassing for the Dallas Cowboys offense, and particularly for quarterback Dak Prescott. The third-year man behind center didn’t throw a pass beyond 15 yards in the loss, and that’s unacceptable by any standard.When something like this happens we tend to see a team (especially the Cowboys) massively over-correct. Dallas will have seen what went wrong and try to fight fire with a bigger fire. Expect some deep balls early and often so that they can’t say that they didn’t do it.The Cowboys will benefit from the NFL’s roughing the passer rule fiascoTyrone Crawford was on the wrong end of a dumb rule last Sunday. You’ll remember:If overcorrection is going to happen it has to happen everywhere, right?Jaylon Smith will have the best game of his careerWe’re only three games in, but it’s hard to not feel great about Jaylon Smith right now.Jaylon doesn’t look totally like the player we saw at Notre Dame , but he is certainly getting close. He’s played arguably his best three games as a member of the Cowboys, and on Sunday with Sean Lee out more is going to be asked of him.There are a lot of ways to qualify “best game of his career” if we’re being honest. I’ll allow you to pick whatever you like. Maybe you think Jaylon will have more tackles than ever, more sacks than ever, have a touchdown, all I know is the guy that said this is going off.This will be fun.Rod Smith will take a carry at least 20 yardsWhile I’m all for feeding Ezekiel Elliott as much as possible, fellow Cowboys running back Rod Smith has only been fed once on the ground this season. He picked up five yards on that carry.There’s something weird about noon games in September at AT&T Stadium. I don’t want to say they don’t feel right , but they have a weird feeling. Am I alone in this? Who knows. Last season the Cowboys were at home for Week 4 for a noon game against the Los Angeles Rams. Tavon Austin was there, but so was Alfred Morris. While Zeke got fed to a satisfactory degree Alfred Morris took his first carry for 70 yards. It feels like Rod Smith is hovering around that zone. Let’s go.Brett Maher will connect from 57 yards outWe’ve seen new Cowboys kicker Brett Maher successfully boot four field goals through the uprights this season. They’ve come from 37, 29, 50, and 35 yards out.The Cowboys offense isn’t going to magically go from super dull to super lively over the course of one week, but it is definitely possible for it to show legitimate improvement. That being said Youth Travis Frederick Jersey , against a team like the Detroit Lions with a defensive mind like Matt Patricia, they might not get off to the hottest of starts in the first half.This game feels weird. You can almost smell the Cowboys getting the ball with just over a minute left in the half, putting together a drive that’s nice but not good enough, and having to resort to a long field goal. That’s when Brett Maher’s big leg will connect for a 57-yard field goal. Let the party begin. Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Maliek Collins has been ruled out of Sunday's game at Seattle with a knee injury and pass rusher Randy Gregory is set to return after missing a week with a concussion.Collins missed the preseason recovering from surgery for a broken foot sustained during offseason workouts. He injured the knee in last week's win over the New York Giants.Gregory had missed 30 of the previous 32 games because of substance-abuse suspensions before sustaining a concussion in the season-opening loss at Carolina. He was a full participant in practice all week.Safety Xavier Woods could make his season debut against the Seahawks after sitting the first two games with a hamstring injury. Woods is listed as questionable along with linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) and receiver Cole Beasley, who injured an ankle in practice Thursday. Lee was limited in practice this week but said he expected to play.Four-time Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick will miss his third straight game with a nerve disorder that has sidelined him indefinitely. Custom New York Giants Jerseys
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