Cowboys vs Bengals
Following an unexpected Super Bowl run in the 2021-22 season, the same question followed the Cincinnati Bengals into this offseason as it had the year prior: what will the team do to protect Joe Burrow?
Head Coach Zac Taylor and the front office staff went on to sign three starting offensive linemen in right tackle La’el Collins, center Ted Karras, and right guard Alex Cappa, as well as draft versatile offensive linemen Cordell Volson out of North Dakota State. “It’s a fun group to be around,” Taylor said of the team’s offensive linemen, “They love ball. We talk about wanting guys who love ball… it’s been fun to observe them down there in the drills, watch them in the meeting rooms. We’re really happy with the character of the group.”
Aside from a revamped offensive line, the Bengals return several key pieces from last season’s memorable team, including Ja’Marr Chase, Joe Mixon, Tee Higgins, and Trey Hendrickson.
Following another disappointing postseason run, the Dallas Cowboys were faced with more questions than answers going into the offseason. As the start of the season approaches, several of those questions remain, especially on the offensive side of the ball. After failing to resign WRs Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson and Michael Gallup being set to miss the start of the season, much of the weight of the passing game is being left to CeeDee Lamb and rookie Jalen Tolbert.
The most notable change with the Cowboys’ defense is the loss of DE Randy Gregory, who contributed 6 sacks last season. They bring back S Jayron Kearse, who lead the team in tackles in 2021 (101), as well as Defensive Rookie of the Year Micah Parsons, who will both play a huge role in the team’s ability to compete in the NFC East this season.
- Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
- Kickoff: 4:25PM EDT
- Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
- TV: CBS
Final: Bengals 27, Cowboys 20
Neither the Bengals nor Dak Prescott and the Cowboys will struggle to put points on the board, but expect the Bengals to hold a slight edge in this contest due to their depth of weapons on the offensive side of the ball compared to the Cowboys. With the incredible Burrow-Chase connection and the ability to mix it up with Joe Mixon on the ground, the Cowboys’ defense is just slightly outmatched enough to give the Bengals the advantage despite being on the road.
Early Betting Odds
Week 2: September 18, 2022
- Spread: Cowboys -2.5
- Moneyline: Cowboys -142, Bengals +120
- Over/Under: 50.5
Cowboys vs Bengals History by the Numbers
- The Cowboys and Bengals have played against each other a total of 13 times throughout their history
- The Cowboys lead the all-time series by a score of 9-4
- Through all 13 games, the Cowboys have outscored the Bengals by a score of 341-279
- The Cowboys' longest winning streak against the Bengals is 4, spanning from 2008-present
- The Bengals' longest winning streak against the Cowboys was 2, spanning from 1985-1988
Cowboys vs Bengals Recent Matchups
- 12/13/2020: Cowboys 30, Bengals 7
- 10/09/2016: Cowboys 28, Bengals 14
- 12/09/2012: Cowboys 20, Bengals 19
- 10/05/2008: Cowboys 31, Bengals 22
- 11/07/2004: Bengals 26, Cowboys 3
- 11/12/2000: Cowboys 23, Bengals 6
- 12/14/1997: Bengals 31, Cowboys 24
- 10/30/1994: Cowboys 23, Bengals 20
- 10/13/1991: Cowboys 35, Bengals 23
- 11/20/1988: Bengals 38, Cowboys 24