The Rundown: Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit Lions

By Zack Spears
PSDC Dallas Cowboys Insider

ARLINGTON – It’s game day in Cowboys Football Nation. Today the Dallas Cowboys take on the Detroit Lions. The Cowboys are coming off of two straight weeks of dominating defensive performances and two straight wins. The Lions enter Sunday as a 4-3 football club as well and feature a very lethal offense and dangerous front four on defense. As always in my rundown, I give you the three main things I will be looking for during the game. Enjoy.

1. Running Backs – The rumor is that DeMarco Murray will play on Sunday after sitting out last week with a sprained knee. So it brings up the question, what will Dallas do at that position? They have had pretty good production out of all four of their backs this year when they ask them to get in and play. I imagine that all four will be active and all will serve a different role while sharing the load to help Murray to stay off that knee as much as possible.

2. Terrance Williams – This rookie wide receiver had a rough start to his career but has since overcome the growing pains and has slowly turned into a really nice weapon for the Cowboys. The Cowboys need him to continue to produce and draw attention from defenses to help open up things on the ground and give more opportunities through the air for Dez, Beasley and Witten. Miles Austin who?


3. Jeff Heath – So the Cowboys can’t seem to go a full year without having the bad luck continue at the safety position. The latest story to add to the bad luck is the mid-week injury at practice to JJ Wilcox’s knee. Wilcox was having a hell of a rookie season at safety for Dallas. He came in and beat out a veteran Will Allen for the job and now he gets hurt  forcing the Cowboys to start undrafted free agent Jeff Heath. Jeff Heath? Who the hell? OK, I am kidding, I know who he is, and truthfully he isn’t half bad at football. But what a game to make your first start in against Calvin Johnson in the passing game and trying to slow down former “Heisman” Trophy winner Reggie Bush on the ground. Not to mention Heath is from the state of Michigan. Good luck with all of that, bud.

Game Notes:

– DeMarcus Ware is not expected to play due to the same quad injury that kept him out last week against the Eagles.
– Watch for the Dez vs Megatron match-up or two reasons. 1. They are both really good. 2. The comparison of the two players all week could have perhaps fired up Bryant.

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