The Dallas Cowboys have struggled the past couple of weeks on offense due to injuries. Throughout the season, they have never had their preferred offensive line on the field at the same time. The good news is that the defense has been suffocating and the offense hasn’t needed to do much in the first four weeks. This week, however, the Cowboys head to San Francisco and they will likely need to play a complete game on both sides of the ball if they are going to win. Cowboys fans got good news at practice on Thursday.
Dallas Cowboys Offensive Line Looking Healthy
Tyron Smith, Tyler Smith, Tyler Biadasz, and Terence Steele were all on the field for practice in full pads. This is the first time this season this has happened for the Cowboys and it couldn’t come at a better time. The line will have to protect Dak Prescott from Nick Bosa and a slew of other pass rushers. It will also help if they can run the ball and control the clock with Tony Pollard. For all the struggles that the team has had, they still sit at 3-1 making this game not a must-win by any means. However, picking up a win against the top of the NFC on the road would be a massive boost to morale.
Defense Still Needs To Perform
While the offense is important, the defense needs to be as suffocating as they have been in the first four weeks. While Brock Purdy has been excellent, he still has one or two plays in a game where he makes a critical error. So far, he has not been punished as players have dropped interceptions or missed them entirely. The Cowboys are an opportunistic defense that has taken advantage of turnovers. If they can create havoc in the backfield and make Purdy uncomfortable, the many offensive weapons he has may be limited.
The Dallas Cowboys have to love seeing their offensive line healthy before this big matchup. It is the premiere game of the week and the Cowboys want to make the case that they are the team to beat in the NFC.