Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/8/12

For a few days, the Dallas Cowboys and their fans get to relax. Our work is done. Our team is 1-0, and no matter what happens this Sunday, the Cowboys will be tied for the best record in the league.

But that’s not to say that what happens this Sunday doesn’t matter. The outcomes of a number of games will have a major impact on the Cowboys going forward. Let’s dive right in and check out which of Sunday’s games are most important in regards to the NFC leading (had to throw that in there) Cowboys.

1:00 ET           Philadelphia   -9           At Cleveland

The rival Philadelphia Eagles open up on the road against a team that will likely struggle this season, the Cleveland Browns. The Browns will give the start to 28 year old rookie QB Brandon Weeden and will find out what the “kid” has got early. Rookie RB Trent Richardson is listed as Questionable for the game after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee during training camp. The veteran Eagles should be able to handle the young (15 rookies on the roster) Browns early and often. Look for the Philly D to have a big day, along with a couple long Vick-to-Jackson receptions

Prediction: Eagles 34, Browns 6

 

9/9 1:00 ET           At New Orleans           -7.5           Washington

The other division rival taking the field on Sunday is of course the Washington Redskins. Robert Griffin III and company open up against a team that had one of the stranger offseason’s in league history, the New Orleans Saints. Even though the recent rulings declare formerly suspended players now eligible, it is unlikely any of them will take the field this Sunday. This one might be a bit closer than many think, but Drew Brees is still Drew Brees, and the Saints will likely overmatch the ‘Skins at home.

Prediction: Saints 24, Redskins 17

 

9/9 4:25 ET           Seattle           -2.5           At Arizona

Finally, we have next week’s opponent, the Seattle Seahawks. Both teams have huge question marks at QB in this early season NFC West battle. The Seahawks and the Cardinals both gave good money to backup quarterbacks recently, but neither guy (Matt Flynn and Kevin Kolb, respectively) will get the start. Instead, it will be John Skelton for Arizona and the rookie Russell Wilson for Seattle. Cowboys fans should pay close attention to how Wilson is used and his chemistry with the starting receivers. Even with bruising tailback Marshawn Lynch listed as questionable, the Seahawks will likely have enough to squeak this one out in a snore-fest.

Prediction: Seahawks 12, Cardinals 6

 

What game are you most looking forward to? Sound off in the comments section, on Twitter at @Cowboys_101, and on Facebook!

 

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