3 Dallas Cowboys Bold Predictions for Week 2

Max Staley
Dak Prescott could be in for a bounce-back game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Dak Prescott could be in for a bounce-back game against the Atlanta Falcons. / Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Week 2 will bring fans an exciting matchup featuring two high-octane offenses coming off Week 1 losses. With the Dallas Cowboys taking on the Atlanta Falcons, fans could be treated to a shootout come Sunday.

With that in mind, here are three bold predictions for the Cowboys in Week 2.

3. Dak Prescott Throws for 400-Plus Yards

Atlanta's secondary was atrocious in Week 1, letting Russell Wilson throw for an outrageous 11.5 adjusted yards per attempt (AY/A). For reference, Ryan Tannehill led the league with a 10.2 AY/A in 2019, and Patrick Mahomes had an 9.6 AY/A in his record-breaking 2018 campaign. That could be a recipe for disaster against Dallas. Prescott had three 400-yard days last year (and another 397-yard outing) and he's added CeeDee Lamb to his arsenal. This team could go off in Week 2.

2. Dallas' Top-3 WRs All Go for 100-Plus Yards

CeeDee looks as advertised. Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup formed one of the best wide receiver duos in the league in 2019. The Falcons' secondary stands no chance against a unit like this. Atlanta was decimated by the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1, allowing Wilson to complete 31-of-35 passes for 322 yards and 4 touchdowns. Both Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf reached 90 yards, so don't be surprised if Dallas spreads the love and torches Atlanta through the air.

1. Dallas Holds Atlanta Under 21 Points

The Los Angeles Rams looked like they were doing whatever they wanted to the Cowboys' defense last week. And yet, that unit managed to hold the Rams to just 20 points. Most of that was due to stout play in the red zone. Fans could be in for more of the same on Sunday, as Atlanta is notoriously inefficient inside the 20. If Dallas can bottle up Todd Gurley down in close, Atlanta's offense might not be able to do much scoring in Week 2.

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