Cowboys vs. Chiefs: Staff predictions largely pick Kansas City

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 29: Quarterback Dak Prescott
LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 29: Quarterback Dak Prescott /

The majority of the Arrowhead Addict writing staff believe that Kansas City will be able to pull off a victory when they visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

The Kansas City Chiefs begin the second half of their 2017 regular season schedule on Sunday even as they’re also putting out the landing gear heading into their bye the following week. The question is really about whether or not the coaching staff and players have saved up enough energy and strength in this long season to pull out one more victory before they get a break. The answer, according to most of our writing staff, is a clear “yes” given that most of our contributors predict the Chiefs to beat the Dallas Cowboys on the road on Sunday. Here’s a rundown of what our writers think and their predictions for the final score.

Chiefs 34, Cowboys 28
The Kansas City Chiefs face a tough road battle with one of the NFC’s best teams in the Dallas Cowboys. The Chiefs are riding a little high off the win against AFC West rival Denver. Even though the game was not the best in terms of play, the defense stepped up and forced five turnovers. The offense, while not the usual display of high flying did just enough. This week however, both sides of the ball need to be on point if they want to leave Texas with a win. Look for rookie running back sensation to see an increased work load this week to really open the air game up for quarterback Alex Smith. The Cowboys will be a tough test for this Super Bowl hopeful team, but the Chiefs are still one of the best teams in the NFL and they reaffirm that this weekend. [Nick Floyd]

Chiefs 42, Cowboys 28
The Chiefs will make a return to form in glorious fashion. Alex Smith will throw three scores and one interception. Kareem Hunt will run for almost 200 yards and a touchdown. Catching one of Smith’s three scores. The final score will end 42-28 as a kick return td and defensive score will light up the board too. [Lucas Hampton]

Chiefs 30, Cowboys 24

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Don’t let the final score fool you, this game won’t be very close. Without Ezekiel Elliot, the Cowboys offense won’t be able to keep up with Alex Smith’s high powered attack. The Cowboys defense is full of holes, Smith will have one of his best games this season as Hill and Kelce carve up Big D’s secondary. On defense Bob Sutton’s group will have a get right game. The front seven combines for four sacks and holds the Cowboy’s running game under 100 yards. Dallas will make it seem close due to a big play or two from Prescott and Dez Bryant. The Chiefs get a big road win and enter the bye 7-2 atop the AFC. [Austin Owen]

Chiefs 24, Cowboys 20
I think the Chiefs come out with a win right before the bye week beating the Cowboys 24-20. Even though Elliott will be out for the Cowboys they still run the ball well but not enough for a win. Chiefs defense able to slow down Cowboys offense enough for the win. [Travis Steffen]

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Cowboys 17, Chiefs 14
I think the Chiefs have two more losses left in them and I think one of them comes here. I know the team is getting healthier in some areas, but missing Dee Ford and Albert Wilson and having others ailing. I just think the Chiefs needed a bye one week earlier and they’re going to limp into this one. Ultimately I think they will be fine and finish with a 12-4 overall record, anotehr division win and all of that, but for now, in this rough stretch with a thinned out roster, I think the Cowboys will enjoy a home win against a tired team. [Matt Conner]