- Cowboys are off a tough primetime loss at home to the Vikings, while the Lions are off a loss on the road to the Bears behind Jeff Driskel.
- The Cowboys rank #1 in offensive efficiency, # in pass offense efficiency, #1 in yards per play (6.7), #3 in pass yards/gm (299), #2 in rushing efficiency and #5 in rush yards/gm. They will face the Lions’ defense, which ranks #27 in defensive efficiency, #23 in pass defense efficiency, #28 in pass yards allowed/gm (272) and #26 in rush yards allowed/gm (130).
- Cowboys offense ranks #1 in 3rd down conversions at 51.4%, while the Lions’ defense ranks #26 in 3rd down defense (45%).
- Their OL ranks #2 in pass protection, allowing only 11 sacks on the year, while the Lions’ DL ranks #25 in pass rush with only 19 sacks in 9 games. The Cowboys’ offense ranks #3 in rush blocking leading an offense that ranks #5 in rush yards/gm at 138.2. They face a Lions’ DL that ranks #29 in stopping the run and #26 in rush yards allowed/gm at 130/gm.
- In L3 games prior to facing the putrid Mitchell Trubisky, Lions’ defense has allowed 279 pass yards to D Carr, 290 yards to D Jones and 337 yards to K Cousins.
- In L5 games prior to Bears loss, the Lions have allowed 171 rush yards to the Raiders, 80 yards to the Giants, 166 yards to the Vikings, 170 yards to the Packers, 123 yards to the Chiefs.
These point to Zeke OVER, Dak OVER and Cowboys TT OVER, though that number should be around 31 in a game that could be a blowout.