At this point in the season, things look bleak for the Detroit Lions. When a guy like Mitchell Trubisky was able to look like a legitimate threat against the Lions defense, it’s no surprise that hope is at an all-time low in this franchise’s leaders.
So it’s not exactly a good time for a team as talented as the Dallas Cowboys to come into town. This is a team that literally has Pro Bowl players at just about every single position. Meanwhile, the Lions will be lucky to have a single player reach the Pro Bowl.
Today’s Question of the Day is:
Which Cowboys player poses the biggest threat to the Lions?
My answer: There are a ton of possible answers. A guy like DeMarcus Lawrence is capable of rattling backup quarterback Jeff Driskel all on his own. Ezekiel Elliott is a pretty good candidate to rush for at least 100 yards against Detroit’s struggling defenses. Amari Cooper is the kind of guy that could give a talented corner like Darius Slay some trouble and Slay would be the first to admit it.
But sometimes the right answer is the simplest. The Lions can’t stop any quarterback right now and Dak Prescott is having a career year. With a ton of decent receiving options in Dallas, Prescott should have no problem finding a myriad of open pass-catchers, especially with the time his offensive line will like create for him against a weak pass rush.
In other words, start Prescott in your fantasy leagues this week. I won’t judge you (well, I’ll still judge you for playing fantasy football, just not specifically for starting Prescott.)