Cowboy Letdowns and a Fantasy Preview: Dallas vs. San Diego



I know they will let me down again. It happens every time. I’m 25 years old. I vaguely remember the Troy, Emmitt, and Michael days. Maybe I got off easy because I wasn’t there to fully enjoy those Super Bowl moments.


The fans that were at the top of the mountain must think the bottom of the valley is much deeper.


I know that one good win only means one thing: a bad loss is right around the corner. I refuse to think differently until proven otherwise. I’ll root for em’, but I know not to trust them my heart.


The perfect let down storm is brewing. We made St. Louis look horrible last week. They had less than 20 yards of total offense at the half. It wasn’t ever really a game. That was the perfect game to bring us up, just to let us down.


My prediction for this Sunday: Cowboys 24, Chargers 31. Trash time points for Dallas make the final respectable.


As far as fantasy goes, I think the Cowboys are still very usable this week. Dez Bryant is a must play each and every week. As far as the other guys, they should find room against a defense that has allowed the most passing yards in the league (341 per game). Jason Witten will be a top 10 tight end this week. Miles Austin, if healthy, will enjoy single coverage as well.


San Diego has also been allowing 5.1 yards per rush and 130 yards per game on the ground. Things are looking up for Demarco Murray to find some holes and fantasy points.


So why do the Cowboys lose this game? They find ways to beat themselves. Flse starts ending drives before they start, holding penalties, and clock management. Classic Cowboy fails. My expectations couldn’t be lower for this game. Hopefully I’m nicely surprised.


The Dallas defense is in the bottom half of the pack in passing yards per game go. Danny Woodhead has been a sneaky good PPR flex play. He’s a great pass catcher out of the backfield and solid in pass protection. Use him as a flex without hesitation as Philip Rivers loves him some Woody.


Dallas has had a staunch run defense thus far. They’ve only allowed 66.3 yards per game (2nd in the league). Per the usual, avoid Ryan Matthews if at all possible. Actually, try to trade Matthews for a ham and cheese sandwich if at all possible.

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San Diego will quickly ditch the run game and start tossing it. Rivers is a nice by week filler for Aaron Rodgers owners.  Eddie Royal’s odd touchdown production (5 TD’s in 3 games) has a great shot of increasing that total.


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