Dallas Cowboys(7-6) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers(4-9): I’m betting that most people will watch this rare Saturday night game for the simple curiosity of if the Cowboys will once again collapse when they travel to face the Bucs.
Both teams seem to have had their share of miscues and misfortunes this season, none so more than the Buccaneers. The Bucs were totally dismantled by the Jacksonville Jaguars of all teams on Sunday. It won’t get better for them for sure.
The Cowboys are still in the hunt for a playoff spot and have been known to be dangerous after losing consecutive games(December 2009 anyone?). Although the Bucs have the weapons, they seem like they just can’t get anything to flow their way, especially on stopping the run.
The Bucs are all but eliminated from any playoff hopes and the only positive is that this is a home game. Though they would love to play spoiler, I just don’t think it’s going to happen.
My pick for the winner: Dallas Cowboys
Carolina Panthers(4-9) vs. Houston Texans(10-3): The Panthers remind me of the Saints of long ago, racking up a great first half and then dropping it in the end. It probably will be the same as they travel to face the Texans on Sunday.