A few weeks ago, the Cowboys were poised to beat the Rams.
Now, they’re just a game back.
Let’s take a look at how they’re going to handle that rematch against the New England Patriots.
First, the schedule: Dallas hosts the Giants on Sunday Night Football, and then the Falcons visit the Cardinals.
The Falcons will be playing the Saints in Week 17, and they’re currently at 4-5.
So, it’s a rematch of sorts for the Cowboys, who are 1-4 against the Saints.
That’s the best matchup of the week, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the Cowboys are going to be able to dominate in the NFC South.
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The Packers are currently at 3-3, but the Packers haven’t been able to score a touchdown since Week 10.
The Saints have been on the road this season and won their last two.
That means the Packers could have a tougher matchup in Week 15.
However, they’ll also be looking to build on a win over the Falcons, and the Patriots are coming off a bye.
They’re 5-2 and haven’t won since Week 8.
They’ll also need a win to keep the Cowboys from getting shut out by the Falcons.
The Giants are 3-1 and they’ve scored more than 300 yards in each of their past four games.
But they haven’t scored a touchdown in three games, and it’s not as if they’re favored to win this game.
The Patriots are 5-1.
The offense has been fantastic, but they’re not as explosive as they were against the Packers.
The defense has been solid, but this is a game between two teams that should be very close.
This is a rematch from a Week 14 contest that the Cowboys had a chance to win.
They’ve lost the past two meetings, but their last loss was to the Packers in Week 11.
Dallas (2-1) at New England (2:25 p.m.
ET, Fox) The Cowboys are still in the mix for the NFC East title.
But the Giants have won three straight and their record is 13-2.
The Cowboys could have an easier road than New England.
It’s an even split, with the Patriots winning four of their last five games.
However: New England has scored a league-high 37 points.
The Redskins have allowed 35.
The Steelers have given up 32 points.
The Giants have allowed four sacks in the last two games.
In Week 15, the Giants held Drew Brees to 10 yards on 14 carries.
The last time the Cowboys held Brees to that many yards was Week 8 in Week 6.
The next time they’ll face the Saints?
It could be a test of how well the offense can carry over from Week 14.
Dallas’ offense has scored touchdowns in four of the past five games against the Patriots.
The offensive line is a big part of that.
This week, it’ll be an opportunity for Dak Prescott to be his best, and for the offensive line to be their best.
He’s had a slow start to the season.
He needs to get the ball out quicker and make plays.
He also needs to be a better thrower in the red zone.
The Jets also face the Patriots this week, and that’s not going to help his chances.
The running game is a huge part of New England’s success.
The Dolphins rank third in the NFL in rushing offense, averaging 240.5 yards per game.
They rank second in the league in rushing yards per attempt at 5.7.
The Eagles rank fourth at 559.2 yards per contest.
The Panthers are also at 561.7 yards per play, and if they can score more than 30 points, they could be dangerous.
The only thing that would be different this week would be that the Giants will be at home.
That would help them score more points.
New England is averaging 29.5 points per game and it has allowed just 14.5 over its past four.
The Broncos rank fourth in the AFC at 35.3 points per contest, and while they haven, at least, kept the pace in the third quarter, they haven