The New England Patriots earned their first win of the season in Week 3, but there’s no time to celebrate. We have a tough road matchup against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4, and New England is an underdog for the third time in four games.
The Patriots have won the one game they were favored to win and lost the two games they were favored to lose, so I guess you could say this season has played out as expected so far. But we almost beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1, and we almost came back against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2, so there’s hope.
The Cowboys lost to the Arizona Cardinals last week, after all, so anything is possible.
With that in mind, here are three bold predictions for the Patriots vs. Cowboys game this week.
3 Bold Patriots Predictions for Week 4
1. The Patriots Win
As mentioned above, New England is a heavy road underdog in Week 4, and it’s not hard to see why. Dallas has a ferocious defense, a better quarterback and much better skill players. In theory, the Cowboys should win easily.
Then again, you would’ve said the same thing about Dallas last week versus Arizona, and instead the Cardinals dominated. The Cowboys are good, but everyone’s overrating them because they smoked the New York Giants and New York Jets in the first two weeks of the season.
The Patriots are going to be the toughest test that Dallas has faced so far this season, especially on defense. New England’s unit ranks ninth in points allowed and fifth in yards allowed, so we’re not going to make things easy for the Cowboys.
And remember, Dallas only scored 16 points against Arizona last week, so there’s a good chance we hold the Cowboys to a similar number.
If that happens, this game is totally up for grabs. In what should be a defensive slugfest, Bill Belichick will be able to outsmart Mike McCarthy (which isn’t hard to do) and guide us to victory.
The Patriots may be underdogs, but all three of our games have gone down to the wire and been decided by a touchdown or less. This game will be closer than expected and could go either way, so give me the team coming off of a win instead of the one that just got humiliated.