With a week to the big matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers coming Sunday, for the NFL Week 1 game Sept. 9, 2018 (9/9/18) at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, below is a preview of the Panthers vs Cowboys. When the Dallas Cowboys travel to Carolina Panthers on Sunday, they’ll face a banged up. The Panthers have really had a tough time along their offensive line. The Panthers are led by quarterback Cam Newton and head coach Ron Rivera and the Cowboys have starting quarterback Dak Prescott and head coach Jason Garrett as both Cowboys and Panthers will need to run the ball effectively to control the action.
Since the preseason is over for the Dallas Cowboys, they are now in the preparations of taking on Carolina Panthers at Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina coming Sunday. In last season’s playoffs, Cowboys missed by going down 9 – 7 while Panthers made it to the postseason with a record 11 – 5. However, the Panthers lost to the New Orleans Saints 31- 26 at the Wild Card round. Below are the players you expect to watch in a week’s time.
Here’s what you need to know:
Who: Carolina Panthers vs Dallas Cowboys
What: NFL Week 1
When: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte.
Time: 4:25 p.m. Eastern
Livestream: FOX Sports Live
Christian McCaffrey, he is Panthers’ Swiss Army Knife running from the back. He is famous for his passing game chops but seems to get even better this year. Cowboys’ linebackers and Sean Lee will have to keep an eye on him especially when he gets in open play space.
Norv Turner’s offense, he was formerly employed at Cowboys as an offensive coordinator but is now plying his roots at Panthers. He is anticipated to assist quarterback Cam Newton makes the next step as well as upping his game.
Luke Kuechly, he will try to keep an eye on Ezekiel Elliot who will be making some runs on the ball. Kuechly is among the greatest linebackers in the game, and he made over 134 tackles last season. All eyes will be on these two ‘giants.’
Dak Prescott, this will be the premier opportunity of watching this quarterback playing without the familiar faces of Jason Whitten and Dez Bryant. Tavon Austin, Allen Hurns, and Michael Gallup are the new players to fill their shoes. Running back Ezekiel Elliott would be electrifying in Panthers offense but the Carolina figures to load up the box to stop Elliott.
Cowboys Defense, in the current season, the Cowboys defense is more improved than last season. Sean Lee, Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith should be able to shut down the game run. Demarcus Lawrence and co should be able to keep an eye on the quarterback especially when Cam Newton is forced to pass.
Joe Looney, Cowboys offense is hurt by the departure of Travis Fredrick, but Joe Looney’s presence at the pivot will be crucial. The Cowboys will perform exemplary if open up space for Zeke and at the same time protects Dak Prescott. The Cowboys need to get an early lead to run and control the clock.