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NFL Week Six Preview: Cowboys Eye Revenge At Lambeau

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Cowboys Head To Green Bay With Momentum

The Cowboys look to carry their momentum with them to Green Bay, as they take on the Packers Sunday afternoon. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott lead the way for Dallas, as the Cowboys will be looking to make it five in a row, after losing the first game of the season. The game between the Packers and Cowboys might be a playoff preview.

This game is going to be a battle in the trenches as the Cowboys own the NFL’s most effective running game, averaging over 155 rushing yards per game. The Cowboys have 11 rushing touchdowns through five games this year. The Packers have the NFL’s top ranked rush defense. With the number one rushing offense against the number one rushing defense, Elliott and the Cowboys’ offensive line will have a tough task. The Packers defensive line will have to power through blocks and get into the backfield early if they plan on slowing Elliott and Morris down in the running game.

The Green Bay defense has allowed opposing quarterbacks to throw for an average of 275 yards a game, while completing 63 percent of their passes. Dak Prescott has a season completion percentage of 69. This statistic could loom large on the outcome of the game. If Prescott can complete some early passes and continue that consistently against Green Bay, Dallas will have a great chance to steal a win on the road.

Timing and rhythm are important for quarterbacks, especially a rookie like Prescott. When he gets going with some easy completions, the entire offense flows fluently and becomes more explosive.

Cowboys Pro Bowl wide receiver, Dez Bryant has missed the last two games with a knee injury he suffered week three against the BearsBryant has been participating in practice and has been able to put pressure on his right knee.  Obviously he’s a key part of the Dallas offense and they’d love to have him back.

The last time Bryant took the field at Lambeau, it was a divisional playoff game in 2014. The Cowboys lost as Bryant was involved in an extremely controversial call on a 4th and two Bryant seemingly caught a go ahead touchdown pass and it was eventually overturned.

To this day I still believe that call was blasphemy. The Cowboys offense ready to go, especially with all their momentum coming into the game.

The Cowboys’ offense has been rolling of late, averaging 27.5 points per game. The win over the Washington Redskins in week two, has propelled the Dallas Cowboys. With the offensive momentum the Cowboys are entering week six with, I would look for them to come out fast and aggressive.

Yes, the strongest asset of the Dallas offense is the running game, but in order to set the tone for a big road contest, they need to come out firing. Look for big throws early down field from Prescott to his receivers. Cole Beasley and Brice Butler should be productive for the Cowboys even if Bryant is able to suit up.

The Cowboys seem to have enough weapons offensively to compete with anyone. This match up will be a good test for the team as whole. Winning in Green Bay is tough, but with Elliott and Prescott playing at a high level, they can pull it off.

The Cowboys will play the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 4:25 ET.