Cowboys vs Washington  WEEK 16

Five keys to the game for when Washington comes to Dallas this weekend.

1

Since the Denver game teams have been playing 3 deep coverage messing up Dak's play progression reads. Prescott has to stay patient and work the underneath stuff forcing defenses to adjust before taking deep shots.

Dak's Progressions

2

Ezekiel Elliott may have lost a step but Pollard found it and both players need their touches on game day in order for the Cowboys' offensive attack to work. Feed Zeke sure, but it's key Dallas lets Pollard have his share at the table.

Running Game

3

Demarcus Lawrence and his unrelenting impact on the game are back. Tank stays near the top of the league in QB pressure and impacts both the run and passing games. The Dallas DLine rotation is deep and needs to stay hungry.

QB Pressure

4

It's a matchup league and the Cowboys need to use play-action to get Amari Cooper, Cee Dee Lamb, and Michel Gallup single coverage so they can take some deep shots at Washingtons' back seven defenders.

Matchups

5

Dan Quinn's defensive troops are turnover machines. Micah Parsons and company get fumbles and interceptions both as every defensive unit finds ways to get their hands on the ball. Turnovers, not tackles, dictate momentum.

Turnovers

Bonus

Dalton Schultz is the wild card the Washington D is going to have a hard time finding an answer for. If Zeke and Pollard get the running game cooking Schultz will be open all day long in the mid range zone.

Wildcard

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