As CeeDee Lamb commands attention this Sunday, Brandin Cooks stands at the threshold of a potential breakout game, eager to capitalize on the Giants’ inexperienced and depleted secondary.
Brandin Cooks vs. Deonte Banks/Cor’Dale Flott
Despite concerns about Cooks’ limited involvement in the offense over the past eight weeks (17 receptions for 165 yards), the 10-year veteran may find his stride against the Giants’ vulnerable defense. The Giants predominantly employ man coverage, presenting opportunities for Cooks to exploit gaps in their defense and contribute significantly to the Cowboys’ offensive output.
In the absence of Adoree Jackson due to a concussion, Giants’ first-round pick Deonte Banks takes center stage in the secondary. Cooks is also expected to line up against Cor’Dale Flott in the slot, further enhancing his chances for a standout performance.
Considering the Future: Is It Time for Jalen Tolbert to Replace Michael Gallup? – Jermaine Arvie, Inside the Star
As the Cowboys pursue Super Bowl glory, questions arise about their trajectory and potential transitions within the team. Michael Gallup’s inconsistencies have opened the door for discussions about elevating Jalen Tolbert, especially considering Gallup’s struggles to convert targets into receptions.
While a mid-season switch to Tolbert would still position him in a wide receiver three role, the Cowboys face a critical decision. With Gallup’s contract lacking guaranteed money beyond this year and a substantial salary cap hit, the prospect of transitioning to the younger, more cost-effective Tolbert looms large, prompting considerations for a change sooner rather than later.
Predicting the Cowboys’ Next 9 Games and Final 2023 Record – KD Drummond, Cowboys Wire
A glimpse into the Cowboys’ future suggests favorable outcomes in their upcoming games:
Week 11: @ Carolina Panthers – Prediction: Win (7-3)
Week 12: vs. Washington Commanders (Thanksgiving) – Prediction: Win (8-3)
Week 13: vs. Seattle Seahawks – Prediction: Win (9-3)
Week 14: Home vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Prediction: Win (10-3)
Could Trey Lance Play a Role Against the Giants? – Jess Haynie
As the Cowboys face the possibility of a blowout against the Giants, questions arise about integrating Trey Lance into the game. With WR KaVontae Turpin nursing a shoulder injury, the Cowboys could potentially make Lance fully active, utilizing RB Rico Dowdle and WR Jalen Tolbert for return duties.
The proposal introduces the idea of making Lance QB2 on Sunday, designating Cooper Rush as the emergency option. While the short-term necessity of playing Lance is debatable, the Cowboys confront significant decisions regarding their quarterback situation next offseason, with financial implications and the need to determine Lance’s role as a primary backup.