KC Chiefs vs. Cowboys: Writer predictions for Week 11

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 05: A Dallas Cowboys helmet at AT&T Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 05: A Dallas Cowboys helmet at AT&T Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Are we watching a Super Bowl preview on Sunday? Will one side prove to be an imposter? The upcoming showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and visiting Dallas Cowboys is going to reveal quite a bit about the state of both teams as the final stretch of the season descends upon us with Thanksgiving scheduled next week.

For the Chiefs, the chance to host Dallas gives Patrick Mahomes and company a way to flex in a big way before the bye week, a potentially perfect time to rest and recuperate after having made a significant statement in November. For Dallas, it’s one of the most legitimate dates on the schedule so far, and a chance to prove in a raucous environment that they’re major players to win it all.

Earlier this week, we saw that experts were split coast to coast on what to think about this weekend. We polled our writers to give us their predictions and here’s what they said.

Max Cashio

This is the game we finally get to see whether the Chiefs’ defense and offense can hold up against a top-tier team. Dak Prescott along with the Cowboys’ defense won’t make this easy. The Chiefs win a shootout. Chiefs 42, Cowboys 38

Matt Conner

Have the Chiefs really turned the corner? Are the Cowboys capable of knocking out a contender? It’s a big game that will reveal a lot for both sides, which makes it must-see television—as if the theatrics weren’t already going to draw you in. Chiefs 37, Dallas 27

Josh Fann

This is the most important game of the Chiefs to this point. You won a few games to finally dig yourselves out of a hole to be 6-4. You can’t mess this up and drop another game on the schedule after finally getting your swagger back. I think the Chiefs know this, and they know the type of opponent the Cowboys are. That’ll result into both teams putting up some points on offense but ultimately, the Chiefs win a close one Thanks to the improved defensive efforts. Chiefs 31, Cowboys 27

Alex Givens

While the Cowboys are sitting at 7-2, I feel that comes with an asterisk when considering their schedule.  Meanwhile, the Chiefs have been tested by every “top-tier” team throughout their first 9 weeks.  With that being said, I feel the Chiefs (both offense and defense) have been trending in the right direction since that Tennessee game.  While “dem boys” are two weeks removed from a complete embarrassment against a rough Broncos squad.  The real question for this matchup is which team will show up for either side, but I believe the Chiefs continue to return to form against an inconsistent Cowboys squad.  All right before a much-needed bye week and preparation for three straight AFC West opponents. Chiefs 35, Cowboys 28

Scott Loring

Everyone is excited to see Mahomes vs. Prescott, but it will be the Chiefs defense making headlines on Monday morning. Kansas City continues to flourish on defense, ranking 2nd in the NFL in points allowed over their last five games. The Chiefs will roll into their bye week confident, and with a favorable remaining schedule. Chiefs 33, Cowboys 20

Ellen Mathis

I’ve watched a lot of Cowboys games this season and I think their performance against the Broncos was an anomaly. This is a good team at all positions.  The loss of Randy Gregory is tough, so I think this might turn into a replay of that Rams-Chiefs game from a couple years ago. Unfortunately, I think it probably ends the same way, with a Chiefs loss (let me be clear, I want the Chiefs to win, but if the Cowboys win, my husband will be very happy and my marriage probably in shambles…kidding). Cowboys 41, Chiefs 38

Hunter Stanton

With the Chiefs’ coming off yet another victory against the Raiders, blowing them out in the process, the Chiefs will take on the Cowboys in Arrowhead. With home-field advantage, the defense exploding, and the offense seeming to be on a good trend, I see the Chiefs winning in a close one. Chiefs 31, Cowboys 27 

Grant Tuttle

The Chiefs are entering this game with more confidence than at any point this season. After pummeling the Raiders in prime time, the offense looks in-sync and the defense looks stout. Look for Mahomes to shine again in this one. Chiefs 31, Cowboys 27

Farzin Vousoughian

The Chiefs are coming off their best game of the year and now have their biggest test of the year. If the Chiefs offense continues to play its game and win, they’ll prove to be one of the biggest threats in the NFL. Chiefs 38, Cowboys 28

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