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

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Week 7 Dallas Cowboys at Washington Football Team

Similar to the New York Giants series, the Washington Football Team has only beaten Dallas twice since December of 2014. Dallas has taken seven of the last eight games against Washington.

While there is potential in Ron Rivera‘s squad, Washington is young, but not quite where they want to be. Dwayne Haskins still has some development to be done but has moments of good play. Their running games haven’t quite found an established starter to replace Adrian Peterson and the offensive line has surrendered ten sacks. Terry McLaurin continues his success from last season catching six passes of over 20 yards establishing himself as Haskins’ favorite target.

Washington’s defense is talented in their front seven. The team already has 13 sacks in three games with six players having more than one sack in the stat column. Their secondary has struggled at times throughout the season not being consistent enough.

Dallas has the upper hand in terms of talent and consistency on offense. By the time this game rolls around, the Cowboys’ offensive line should have Tyron Smith back and 100 percent which they will need to hold up against their aggressive defensive line.

The Cowboys’ secondary will have to focus on stopping McLaurin in the passing game. Dallas’ defensive line should be able to apply enough pressure on Haskins to throw him off his game. This should be another example similar to New York where Dallas should come away with an easy win on the road.