The Pittsburgh Steelers are finishing up a tough three-game road stretch as they travel to Texas to take on the Cowboys. Only facing the Cowboys in Dallas every 8 years, this matchup has a lot of historical significance to older fans but not so much for the younger generation. In fact, only four current Pittsburgh Steelers played in the game the last time the Steelers played at the Cowboys. The Cowboys haven’t named a starting quarterback yet but it appears that either Garrett Gilbert or Cooper Rush will become the fourth starting quarterback this season for Dallas. Neither has taken a snap this season and it should be interesting to see. The Steelers are on a winning streak when it comes to facing quarterbacks in their first start as they have won the last seven games in which this is happened. In fact, the last player to make their NFL starting debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers and win the game was Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre in 1992. The Cowboys defense allows averages of 33.3 points and 396 yards of offense per contest. The defense allows averages of 225 passing and 170 rushing yards with 17 sacks and three interceptions this season.
Can the Steelers run defense bounce back after last week? I expect them to, This Dallas Cowboy front is one of the worst in the league. Will Ben Roethlisberger has completed 167-246 passes for 1628 yards, 15 touchdowns with four interceptions, and has suffered through ten sacks this season. Can the Steelers avoid a “let down” game where they are heavily favored after two tough contests where they were underdogs?
This Sunday will answer all these questions as the Steelers look to start their 2020 season 8-0 for the first time in franchise history. I expect them to get the job done and destroy the Cowboys this Sunday.