Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals 2017

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The Cowboys clear defensive leader at this stage has to be Demarcus Lawrence who has been absolutely dominant in his first two games of the 2017 season.

The Cowboys face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3, meaning Elliott should have an opportunity to rectify his poor performance.

You can not win football games when you are playing backups against some of the better receivers in the league.

Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys are looking for a bounce back game. This is one of those matchups that somewhat makes you cringe and Cowboys quarterback, Dak Prescott should find better targets down the field.

If the Cowboys are unable to commit to the run game and give Ezekiel Elliot his carries, the Cowboys will have some serious trouble repeating as NFC East champions.

If they do not get a healthy cornerback soon, it might be time for the Cowboys to pursue a veteran cornerback in a trade.

The Broncos defense is definitely an anomaly in this league and proved it after stopping the Cowboys top-tier offense.

"Again teams have been trying to stop the run against us for a while.

I just can't do that", Elliott said according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. The Cowboys are 0-2 when Elliott averages fewer than 3.9 yards per attempt.

That criticism included more than just his performance. It's definitely not who I am for this team.

The Cardinals also allowed Colts running back Frank Gore to get into the end zone and the Detroit Lions proved you can beat them through the air. Even quarterback Dak Prescott had more of an impact on the ground than Elliott with a team-high 24 rushing yards.

The first place we have to go when discussing the Arizona offense is to their offensive line. Dallas will likely play better than it did in a dismal showing against the Broncos. What followed was a disastrous second half as Prescott threw two picks and had another two interceptions batted away from Talib by Dez Bryant. Both teams come into the game with a 1-1 record. "He's special. We've got a pretty good one, too, (in Chandler Jones), so yeah, it's a copycat league".

The Cowboys are relying on veteran cornerbacks Orlando Scandrick and Nolan Carroll to return from injury.

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