The Cowboys head up to Baltimore this week to face a Ravens team that figures itself among the best in all of football. The Cowboys are off of a bye week and they come into this game as a 3.5 point underdog. If they are going to overcome that handicap, they will need to play much better football. Last time we saw Dallas, they were turning the ball over and getting stomped by the Chicago Bears. Can they turn it around against another team that makes its living by forcing a bunch of turnovers.
What ails Dallas? Are they even that good? That is the question that many people are asking after watching them play the Bears. Tony Romo continues to throw the ball to the other team. They are fumbling the ball away, too. This is a major problem that will stop you from winning games in the NFL. The Dallas defense has also looked very suspect. Chicago exploited Dallas through the air, as Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall went up and down the field. Baltimore has a good passing game and can beat the Cowboys deep with Torrey Smith if they want to go that route.
When you look at Baltimore this year, you see a team that is up and down. They looked rough one week ago at Kansas City, winning by a field goal against a poor Kansas City club. The Ravens also struggled two weeks ago against Cleveland in a game many people think they should have won. Some people don’t have a lot of confidence in the Ravens to come out strong in this game. They do have the weapons on offense and defense to overwhelm the Cowboys, though. If the Ravens play their best game, they will run over the Cowboys in Baltimore.
The bookmakers believe this game will be a close one. They believe that the Ravens will have a hard time running away with this game. That might be true, since the Cowboys have played a lot better on the road this year than they have at home. They have gone into New York and dominated a good Giants team. What will you get out of Dallas this week? Your guess is as good as mine. If the Cowboys play well, they can upset the Ravens. That is going to be a real chore on the road, though.
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