I’ll be honest, I am a little worried about Sunday’s game in Dallas. It is the game that I figured the Lions would be most likely to lose out of their first four. That being said, I’m not sure there is a better set of circumstances to lead to a Lions victory.
The Cowboys are a team battling a lot of injuries despite the season being just three games old. Tony Romo’s rib injury required two pain killing injections and a Kevlar jacket for him to make it through their Monday Night Football matchup with the Washington Redskins and Miles Austin is very likely to miss his second consecutive game next Sunday. Dez Bryant and Felix Jones also missed practice time last week.
The Cowboys were banged up even before their physical game against the Redskins and now the short week means less time to heal before the Lions come to town. Romo was sacked just once but was hit repeatedly and didn’t even try hiding the wincing from the cameras. He is obviously hurting and without his full complement of offensive weapons. This is the type of situation the Lions defense can take advantage of. Offensively, there isn’t a team that can keep the Lions down for 60 minutes.
Will it all lead to a Lions win? Not if they play like they did in the first half against the Vikings but the situation is right for giving the Lions their best shot at leaving 4-0.