The Steelers should run away with this Week 9 matchup against the Cowboys, but they must do be able to do two things.
For the first time this year, 100 percent of experts at NFL Pickwatch are taking the Steelers to win, and it’s really not that hard to see why. In addition to being the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL, Pittsburgh is going up against a 2-6 Dallas Cowboys team that has been plagued with injuries since before the start of the season.
Losing a Dak Prescott proved to be the nail in the coffin for Dallas’ season. Though their defense has been porous all season long, Prescott was playing at an MVP record, and, albeit early in the season, he was on pace to set the all-time single-season passing record.
The Steelers, on the other hand, have been one of the healthiest teams in the league. Though Devin Bush could prove to hurt them down the stretch (especially if they end up getting matched up against a team like the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs), most teams have multiple starters who are out for the Steelers.
This week, Pittsburgh will be without starting nose tackle, Tyson Alualu, but that’s nothing compared to the Cowboys losing their star quarterback and both starting offensive tackles. While it seems like Pittsburgh should be able to run away with this game, nothing is ever certain in the NFL.
The Steelers have a chance to make this the biggest blowout of the season. However, their focus should just be on coming away with their eighth straight win. If they do these two things, there is no way that Pittsburgh won’t be 8-0 after week 9: