NFL Preview – Carolina Panthers @ Dallas Cowboys

NFL Preview – Carolina Panthers @ Dallas Cowboys

NFL Preview – Carolina Panthers @ Dallas Cowboys

It’s week 12 of the NFL regular season and the best thing about this week is that it’s the annual Thanksgiving Football week meaning we get three games on Thursday! Make sure to get plenty of food ready so you can enjoy ten hours of NFL action! We’re going to look right ahead to game two of the evening which features the undefeated Carolina Panthers as they travel to Texas to take on the Dallas Cowboys now back under the leadership of Tony Romo.

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As has been well documented, the Dallas Cowboys season looked as good as done after winning their first two games and then losing Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. After the loss of both, the Cowboys went on a seven game losing streak with a season marred in controversy following Greg Hardy’s antics and the wavering of former starting Half Back, Joseph Randle. However last week, Romo returned to action after Bryant’s return came two weeks previous and despite looking a little out of sorts, Romo gave stability back go this team as he earned them a win over the Miami Dolphins. Whilst this team who now sits with a 3-7 record, last in the NFC East, with Romo back and being in a shakey division, the playoffs are still within reach and they will be fighting for a very unlikely playoff spot.

In the two and a half games Tony Romo has played this season, he is completing 72% of his passes for 778 yards. He’s notched five touchdowns and four interceptions. Jason Witten, Terrence Williams and Cole Beasley have been the go-to guys this season, adding over 1,250 yards through the air and 7 touchdowns. You can however heavily expect Dez Bryant to be included back into the passing game with Romo back under centre. Darren McFadden has firmly won the starting Half Back job but the signing of Robert Turpin this week is a challenge to him. Run DMC has added 623 yards on the ground, hitting the end zone twice. They’re averaging 123 yards on the ground from scrimmage. The Cowboys defence have stepped up somewhat this season, only allowing over average 22.8 points per game and 335.8 yards per game.

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The fairytale that is the Carolina Panthers season continues this week and they will be hoping to walk away from Dallas with a fifth consecutive win on the road to further their undefeated season. The 10-0 Panthers took on the Cowboy’s divisional rivals last week, the Washington Redskins. This game truly displayed the sheer dominance of the Panthers in the 2015 regular season as they put 44 points on them and held them to only 16 points. This was a week following the Redskins win over the Panther’s divisional rivals, the New Orleans Saints, where they put a massive 40+ points on them. This team is a scary prospect this season and they are the clear leaders of the NFC.

Cam Newton has been phenomenal this season. Whilst his stats may not suggest that, his play has been remarkable. Newton is completing 56.9% of his passes for 2,283 yards. He’s supplemented this with 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Newton’s main targets have been big Tight End, Greg Olsen, and Ted Ginn Jr. The two of them have combined for 1,163 yards and 10 touchdowns. Jonathan Stewart has came into his own and has led the way on the rushing attack, running for 764 yards and punching in four touchdowns. They’ve averaged 140 yards from scrimmage per game on the rushing attack. The Panthers defence is up to familiar smash mouth football antics. They’re allowing only 19.1 points per game and 322.8 yards per game.

Vegas have priced this game up with the regard that Romo is back under centre has made them the single point favourites in this contest which will have people asking questions as to why a team with 3 wins is being favoured over a team with 10 wins whom is undefeated. That being said, I can sympathise. The Cowboys were an early pre-season pick to visit the Super Bowl this year until their season was derailed following the injuries. Romo is undefeated in all games he’s played this year and has looked good doing it. That being said, the Panthers as a unit have just looked impossible to beat. Cam Newton has been fun to watch commanding an offence of relative no-names to score points and how he’s done it is beyond me. As much as I like the Cowboys to make a run at the NFC East, I don’t think that begins until next week. Carolina Panthers to get the victory in Dallas and we’re taking the +1.5 spread.

Dan Glozier.

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