2015 Dallas Cowboys Game-By-Game Predictions [Gallery]
The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2015 NFL season with the usual set of great expectations and the ultimate goal of bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to notorious owner Jerry Jones. Despite the four-game suspension of defensive end Greg Hardy and the lingering hamstring problems of superstar wide receiver Dez Bryant, Tony Romo and The ‘Boys remain focused on winning a wide open NFC East on the path to Super Bowl 50. Head coach Jason Garrett, who seems to use the hot seat as his office chair under the meticulous scrutiny of Jones and the rabid Cowboys fans, needs nothing short of a Super Bowl appearance to keep his job.
Although the Cowboys have a proven franchise quarterback in Romo and aerial weapons in Bryant and veteran tight end Jason Witten, running backs Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden face the enormous task of replacing DeMarco Murray, who departed for Philadelphia after rushing for 1,845 yards last season in Dallas.
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Week 1: vs. New York Giants – Sunday, Sept 13.
Cowboys 34, Giants 24. Record: 1-0
The opener turns into an early shootout between Romo and Eli Manning, with each quarterback throwing for 250 yards or more, multiple touchdowns and an interception. The Cowboys keep Beckham Jr. from reaching the end zone, but he still manages over 100 receiving yards. Offensive line play is key for Dallas and Romo enjoys freedom in the pocket, leading to an impressive opening day home victory for the Cowboys.
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Week 2: at Philadelphia Eagles – Sunday, Sept. 20
Eagles 28, Cowboys 20. Record: 1-1
Chip Kelly’s lightning quick offense proves to be too much for a Dallas defense still without elite pass rusher Greg Hardy. Romo throws for more interceptions than touchdowns and Dallas gets burned by former Cowboy DeMarco Murray, who has a point to prove against his former team. Randle and McFadden manage to get the Cowboys ground game going against an Eagles defense that is beyond soft in the middle.
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