Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings
It's obvious that the secret to beating the Minnesota is stopping Adrian Peterson, who competed over 2,000 backyards while much less compared to 100 percent in previous year. Cowboys defense could have resisted the run on paper in last season, providing up 4.5 lawns per lug, yet the Dallas were so abused on that particular side of the round that those numbers are deceiving.
If Bruce Carter and also Sean Lee can make it to this game healthy, the Boys will certainly have a real opportunity to pressure Christian Ponder and limit Peterson or perhaps even Matt Cassel to toss against their sturdy pass rush as well as improving additional.
With Carter and also Lee healthy and balanced throughout the very first six games in previous season, Cowboys only gave up 4.0 lawns each hurrying attempt on defense, however after that Lee dropped and also quickly Carter joined him on IR as well as every little thing went to heck.
Of course, Tony Romo can additionally have his hands full with Jared Allen and also a very strong defense. This could be a great match Vikings was only 3-5 when driving in spite of making the playoffs last year, and also I still assume the Cowboys are the much better overall team right here.
Minnesota Vikings vs Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas attempted their best to offset the NFL's enforced wage cap charges however could not assist enduring some turn over on protection.
Even worse yet, the shift in approach from Rob Ryan's blitzing 3-4 defense to Monte Kiffin's insurance coverage 4-3 indicates the top quality ability that was preserved such as OLB Anthony Spencer will certainly need to switch positions. Kiffin's one-gap Tampa 2 counts greatly on perfect run suits, so protectors should know their responsibilities naturally. Typically, this suggests defenses new to the system resist the run. Adrian Peterson must be able to gash the Dallas for large yardage.
However, Dez Bryant as well as Tony Romo should have the ability to punish a Minnesota second missing cornerback Antoine Winfield. Turnovers as well as penalties will likely determine this game. Offered the Dallas’ propensity for those, the Vikings obtain approval.
Score Prediction: 24-21, Vikings