What: Carolina Panthers (10-0) at Dallas Cowboys (3-7)
When: Thursday, 3:30 p.m. (Central)
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Television: 3:30 PM on CBS
History: Dallas Cowboys lead series 9-3-0
The undefeated Carolina Panthers come into AT&T Stadium to face our Dallas Cowboys (3-7) on a short week for this important Thanksgiving day matchup. Can the Cowboys continue to build on their momentum with another win and gear up for their push towards the post season?
Here are my keys to victory for the Dallas Cowboys to win…………….
Keys To Victory
Cowboys offensive line must protect Tony Romo at all cost. The Panthers front seven is no push over and will constantly pressure and blitz all game. The line must do a better job if they want to knock
-Match up to watch: LT Tyron Smith vs DE Jared Allen
2. Running Game
Cowboys can not give up on the running game. Since taking over the starting running back job for the Cowboys Darren McFadden has 623 yards rushing on 159 carries with two touchdowns. McFadden has recorded three 100 yard rushing performances in five games. McFadden and newly acquired running back Robert Turbin will need to have a big day to keep the defense honest.
-Carolina defense have given up 120.5 total yards per game and seven touchdowns to running backs this year.
3.Contain Cam Newton
Yeah I know your probably reading this and saying to yourself that’s easier said than done. The Cowboys will need to contain Newton in the pocket and force him to win the game with his arm rather than his legs.
-Cam Newton has rushed for 382 yards with six touchdowns this season.
The Cowboys defense have created a total of seven turnovers for the season (6 ints, 1 fumble) ranking them 31 overall in the NFL not good. Dallas must win the turnover battle in order to have a chance in defeating the Panthers.
I also think the Cowboys will need to blitz a little more than they usually do just to get Cam rattled and out of his comfort zone.
-Carolina’s Defense ranks number 1 overall in turnovers with 25 in total (15 ints, 10 fumbles)
In closing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is the only QB in NFL history to defeat multiple teams who entered the game with a record of 9-0 or better. Can Romo and the Cowboys shock the world today by knocking off the Panthers? If we play our type of game we will.