Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit Lions
This will be the ultimate test for that Morris Claiborne or Brandon Carr duo in Year 2 in Cowboys. The Lions might have only been 2-6 in the house in the season, yet they still put fear into Calvin Johnson protective planners worldwide , which cracked the single-season record for getting backyards in previous season.
Johnson had 8 catches and racked up 2 goals when the Detroit beat the Boys in Dallas 2 years earlier, yet the real concern that day was that Tony Romo tossed 3 second-half interceptions in one of the worst efficiencies of his job.
A great deal has altered since then, however an additional difference is that this game will be played in the Motor City.
I believe we acquired proof in previous season that Lions can't merely manage with Johnson, and also Cowboys’ D might be adequate to hold him in check. I'm still not persuaded the Lions are comparable to they were in 2011 or as bad as they were in last period, but that still probably leaves them behind the Dallas.
Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas are in for a rugged time on defense this period, maybe no rougher compared to when the man-to-man Rob Ryan-built secondary needs to try as well as Calvin Johnson defend in a Tampa 2 zone.
The Dallas can definitely match, if not surpass, the Detroit’s offending ability, however the Detroit defense has been constructed for 4 years to play the system they're in. The Detroit likewise have a huge benefit in the running game, with the Dallas practically certain to draft as well as begin a novice.
New Detroit safety Glover Quin need to help the cornerbacks take care of Dez Bryant and also the Dallas receivers, however this will still be a track fulfill. In the house, the Detroit rack up last.
PREDICTION: 35-30, Lions