We were wrong, the Cincinnati Bengals are another group that most were skeptical of coming into the season.
DH: The Cowboys will probably roll a safety over to his side as often as they can. I’m sure Dallas will struggle more against the Bengals defense than they did against their last few opponents, but running the ball is what Dallas does and they always believe that they can do it effectively. He’ll likely be a game-time decision. The rookies led the way, as quarterback Prescott threw for 235 yards and two touchdowns and running back Ezekiel Elliott rumbled for 138 yards and another score.
Elliott has rushed for 412 yards on 94 carries. If you drafted him in the first two rounds, you’re getting exactly what you hoped for. He gained 278 yards on 53 carries against the Bears and 49ers.
So. points come at a premium.
The Bengals kept the core of the defense intact in the offseason.
Prescott and Elliott have only played four games, and as great as they’ve been, slumps and adversity in some form are inevitable.
BENGALS DLE Carlos Dunlap had 2 sacks for 14 yards in losses and a FF in Week 4 win. Where exactly that is, I think he’s just progressing daily. You probably noticed that 47-yard catch late in the game against San Francisco.
Five seasons later Dalton and Green are still together, a rarity in a league with constant roster turnover, and they’ve only built up a better sense of chemistry that has made them more risky. Like Elliott, keep your expectations in check. I didn’t expect to do it without Dez, without our left tackle, without key players like Scandrick.
The Bengals have not allowed a 100-yard rusher or a rushing touchdown this season.
“Some guys can go through a bad run of luck, and I think Tyler has had a bad run of luck”, Lewis told reporters Friday. Expect to see more action from Butler this Sunday if Bryant sits again this week. We’re going to go out there and do what we do. As reported by Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, fresh off a four-game suspension, has had a setback. Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has rookie-record 131 passes without INT to start career.
Now Dalton has two picks in four games – one on a deflection – and leads the AFC in yards passing.
Accuracy issues-Prescott’s accuracy has been almost ideal within 15 yards of the line of scrimmage. The Cowboys have a 3-1 record and are second in the NFC East, only behind the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles.
I continue to argue-and the expected-points data backs this up-that the Cowboys must improve their pass defense to give Romo a chance to make a deep playoff run. He is as consistent as a clock. Bryant missed Week 4 with a fracture below his right knee but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday not to rule him out this week.
Sunday’s game takes place at AT&T Stadium in Texas, where the Cowboys are 1-1 so far this season.