Regular Season Week 5: Cincinnati Bengals @ Dallas Cowboys Preview *CBS*

The matchup between Ezekiel Elliott, entered week 5 as the NFL’s leading rusher, and the Cincinnati Bengals rush defense, have allowed the sixth least rushing yards (79.3 yards per. game) in the last 3 weeks and no touchdowns on the season, will be a very intriguing matchup. Dallas is without La’el Collins for the rest of the season, but Ronald Leary, a very respectable offensive lineman is filling in for this year’s duration. The Bengals have a stout defensive line including Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap, but, the Cowboys have the best offensive line in the National Football League. It will be fun to watch.

The Cowboys will once again be without Dez Bryant, so Brice Butler again figures to see additional work. Cole Beasley should also figure an up in targets as he has converted on nearly 80% (23 of 29) of his targets this season. He has really taken advantage of his opportunities this year as the favorite target to star rookie QB Dak Prescott.

Welcome back Demarcus Lawrence, finally Dallas will once again have their best pass rusher back in action. Lawrence should boost the overall efficiency of the defense, has allowed 6.07 yards per. play (24th in the NFL). Look for that to change Sunday at 4:25 against the Bengals.

Tyron Smith and Dan Bailey are active. Orlando Scandrick and Lance Dunbar are inactive. Anthony Brown gets the start in place of Scandrick. Extra work for Alfred Morris without Dunbar.

Published by: Nicco Vocaturo

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