The wrong team is favored in this game in my opinion. The Falcons aren’t playing with a lot of confidence and they don’t have any identity on either side of the ball. Everyone is talking about Zeke being out for this game and not enough people are talking about how well Dak is playing right now – he has 16 TDs to 4 INTs this season and takes care of the ball at a ridiculous rate while still making throws that a lot of quarterbacks cannot make. Cam had 86 rushing yards last week vs the Falcons and there is no reason why Dak can’t have a big game on the ground as well. Bigtime players make plays when they have to and Dak is one of those guys.
I think it’s disrespectful to count the Cowboys out with Zeke suspended – they are also winning games this season with their defense and a pass rush that is one of the best in the league. They have linebackers who stuff the run and are good in pass coverage. They are playing with a ton of confidence after shutting down Kareem Hunt and I don’t trust the Falcons to all of a sudden figure things out on offense. Alfred Morris has looked great in the limited time he’s been on the field this year and Darren McFadden averaged 108 yards per game just 2 years ago in 10 games with the Cowboys. Cowboys are more well-rounded than they were last season and I think they have enough to beat Atlanta outright today.
Cowboys +3.5 (2.5 units)
*Plays are rated 1 to 5 units in order of confidence.