NFL Game Previews: Titans-Cowboys Matchup
NFL Game Previews: Titans-Cowboys Matchup

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Tennessee (+6.5) at Dallas, 41.0 o/u – Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST

The Story: Another line that saw serious early movement, the Cowboys were only favored by four to kick off the week. It's only Amari Cooper, people. C'mon now. Both teams are coming off bye weeks, although it means a little more for Dallas since they have a new toy to break in. The Titans have stopped winning ugly and instead have apparently switched to losing with style, if Mike Vrabel's ballsy decision to go for two at the end of a 20-19 loss to the Chargers is any indication. (For the record, I though it was the right call to try and step on LA's throat at the end of a second half in which Tennessee was dominating, rather than give their opponents a chance to regroup and potentially win the coin toss heading into overtime.) If Vrabel has more reliable assets on offense, it might have even paid off. Cooper might turn things around for himself now that he's escaped the black hole in Oakland, but the Cowboys' offense is still built around Ezekiel Elliott and the running game, which is why their decision to sack their o-line coach and hand the job to long-time assistant and former player Marc Colombo might end up having the bigger impact in the long run. A group that was supposed to be among the league's best underachieved through the first seven games, but if they find their groove in

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Erik Siegrist
Erik Siegrist is an FSWA award-winning columnist who covers all four major North American sports (that means the NHL, not NASCAR) and whose beat extends back to the days when the Nationals were the Expos and the Thunder were the Sonics. He was the inaugural champion of Rotowire's Staff Keeper baseball league. His work has also appeared at Baseball Prospectus.
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