It’s hard to beat a team by 40 points in the NFL but that’s just what the Cowboys did in their 43-3 romp over the Falcons last week. The level of competition takes a big step up for Dallas this week as they travel to Arrowhead to take on the Chiefs.
The game will be billed by most media members as a high-profile shootout between Dak Prescott and Patrick Mahomes. That is an oversimplification of the game, but it’s also fair to say that the signal-caller who plays best will get their respective team a massive advantage on Sunday afternoon.
Expect both quarterbacks to play well which will put pressure on each team’s supporting cast to give their side a meaningful advantage. Read on for five bold predictions on how the Cowboys will perform.
5. Tony Pollard will amass 75+ receiving yards
Pollard caught six passes for 56 yards in the blowout over Atlanta last week and he’s going to get even more work against Kansas City. The Chiefs are going to make sure their safeties stay deep to prevent Dallas’ wide receivers from catching balls over the top. That will leave a ton of room for Pollard on short and intermediate throws.
The end result will be Pollard flirting with 10 catches for 75+ yards. His ability to produce yards after the catch will be the difference between a good and great outing for the versatile running back. The Chiefs’ defense needs to make sure they don’t forget about him if they want to slow down the Dallas attack.