Both teams in this classic NFC East rivalry go into Sunday’s game with a cautious attitude, albeit for opposite reasons. The Cowboys, who are on a two-game winning streak, are trying to prevent “false confidence,” according to head coach Mike McCarthy, as his defense leads the NFL in sacks (13) while Washington went into Week 4 with the most sacks allowed ( 15). this season.
The Commanders are licking their wounds after a 24-8 home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3, the Commanders’ second straight loss. Quarterback Carson Wentz was fired nine times for a career-high, six times in the first half, resulting in Washington going 0-24 in the dressing room.
Cooper Rush, Dallas’ longtime backup who became an unbeaten starter thanks to Dak Prescott’s broken thumb in Week 1, could have another weapon in his arsenal this week with the potential return of wide receiver number two, Michael Gallup. The 26-year-old, who signed a five-year, $57.5 million extension this offseason, has been a full participant in practice every day this week as he worked his way back from a cruciate ligament tear in his left knee, which he in Week 17 Arizona Cardinals suffered last season.
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Date: Sunday 2 Oct | Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
TV: Fox | Electricity: fuboTV (try for free)
Consequences: CBS Sports App
Opportunities: Cowboys -3, O/U 41.5 (courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook)