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National Football League
Dec. 29, 2023 1:32 p.m. ET
And based on the current playoff standings, if the 10-5 Cowboys hope to get a seeding boost, they need to win outright — even if they don’t cover.
“This has been a concern of mine this entire season: The Lions defensive secondary just doesn’t have depth,” Vitali noted on Thursday’s NFL on FOX Podcast.
“You got Jerry Jacobs who’s now practicing fully again, but Jerry Jacobs is their third corner, and they’re having to start him.”
Dak Prescott’s MVP odds have also taken a dip as the ‘Boys have dropped two in a row. At the beginning of December, Prescott had the shortest odds at +160 to win the award; now he’s seventh on the list at +2000.
“When the pressure has been applied to this particular team, they’ve kind of crumbled to a degree. Now, a lot of that crumbling was on the road. Here’s the problem that I have. Can they stop the run?
“You’ve got a run-dominant team coming into your house. Can you slow them down enough in the running game that your defense is not worn down to the point of being bullied and pushed around?
“This is why I say, I don’t believe that the Cowboys will win this game. I’ve got them losing the game 29-23.”
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