The Cowboys appear to have found themselves as a winning football team, they’ve won two in a row, and now sit at a record of 4-3 and in contention for a wild card spot, and maybe with a little help, the NFC East.
Lately, the rushing defense for the Cowboys has been a lot better, over the past two weeks they’ve given up 152 rushing yards total. This week, they will most likely face their toughest task of the season.
Rookie sensation Kareem Hunt hasn’t only been the best rookie running back this season; he’s been the best running back in the whole league. Hunt leads the league in rushing yards with 763, he’s also the first player in NFL history to have over 100 yards from scrimmage in their first six games.
So yeah, the kid’s pretty good.
He’s consistent as well, he’s the only running back to average over 5 yards per carry with over 100 rushing attempts. The 3rd round rookie got his shot as the starting running back after a PCL tear to then starter, Spencer Ware.
The homerun threat of Hunt is present in the passing game as well; he has the third longest reception of the year, a 77 yard catch and run resulting in one of his two receiving touchdowns of the season.
The return of Sean Lee was huge for the Cowboy defense; they will need a fantastic game from him if they wish to contain Hunt. The Chiefs have weapons all over the field, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Alex Smith can all strike fear into their opponents, but the offensive success begins and ends with Hunt.
Containing Hunt isn’t only on the defense; the offense will need long possessions that result in touchdowns to give the defense a long rest. Points on the board may also force the Chiefs to stray from their game plan, which will hopefully take Hunt out of the picture.