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Cowboys prepare for tough Chiefs team

by Tyler Lennon

The Dallas Cowboys are hitting the road this week, as they prepare to go up against a tough Kansas City Chiefs team. Both teams enter the game with winning records and in first place of their respective divisions.

Coming into the season the Chiefs were most peoples favorite to not only get back to the Super Bowl, but to possibly win it as well. Their season got off to a very unideal start, going 3-4 to start the year. Since then Kansas City has won three consecutive games and are starting to look like their former selves.

The Cowboys have gotten off to quite the opposite start, winning six consecutive games after losing their season opener. Dallas is currently 7-2 and have been one of the best teams in the entire league so far.

Both teams not only enter the game with a ton of momentum, but are also doing so after huge wins. Dallas is coming off of a 43-3 win over the Atlanta Falcons last week, while Kansas City took care of the Oakland Raiders last week, beating them 41-14. 

The Chiefs are favored in Sunday’s match, though it may only be due to the fact that they are the home team. As of Friday, Kansas City is a 2.5-point favorite, with only three other games having a closer spread in this weeks action.

For Dallas, they will need their offense to continue to play as well as they have this year if they want to pull out the win. The Cowboys have the third highest scoring offense in the league through the first nine games of the season, while the Chiefs have allowed the seventh most points this year. 

Perhaps one of the reasons Kansas City allows so many points this year, is because they also score a lot of points. Through the first 10 games of their season the Chiefs have scored 262 points, scoring over 26 points per game. 

Dallas catching Kansas City while they’re hot could be a blessing in disguise for Cowboys fans. So far this year, despite dominating their competition, Dallas hasn’t gotten the chance to prove themselves against a ton of great teams. 

When they’re on, Kansas City is as good as any team in the league, and this could be Dallas’ best look at themselves against a championship contender since their Week One loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Last week’s win against Atlanta was exactly what Dallas needed, coming off their first ugly win of the season the week before. This week, going up against a good Chiefs team could be a similar situation. 

Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m. Sunday and will air on Fox. Coverage of the game will be published Monday on Front Porch News.

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