The 6-2 Dallas Cowboys? Breaking down the next five games

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Week 4 Dallas Cowboys versus Cleveland Browns

Cleveland’s surprisingly fast start has the team in its first winning record in six years. Those wins are against Cincinnati and Washington who combined for a 1-4-1 record this season.

Baker Mayfield hasn’t blown anyone away with his performance. It’s been the performance of their running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt that has caught the attention of the league. Each running back has run for over 200 yards to start the season.

What has Dallas as the favorites to win the game is the Cowboys’ front seven. Injuries have set back the defense, but the performance of Aldon Smith has breathed new life into the defense. With injuries to Sean Lee and Leighton Vander Esch, the linebacking core has been carried by Jaylon Smith and Joe Thomas who are number one and two on the team in tackles.

Cleveland has not been able to open up their passing game or get into a rhythm which is an advantage for the Cowboys. The Browns will look to throw the ball more with the Cowboys’ secondary struggling. Players like rookie Trevon Diggs and Xavier Woods will be looked at to step up.

Dallas has too many weapons on offense to be held after scoring 40 and 31 points in the last two games. Cowboys’ offensive coordinator has proved to be sticking with their offensive gameplan in throwing the ball around. Expect a big game from Prescott as he gets it to his weapons like Cooper, Lamb, and Dalton Schultz. The Cowboys could rack up a lot of points on Cleveland.