Two months ago, this game looked like a gimme for Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys. Now in Week 10, this game is anything but a gimme as the Cowboys play host to the Buffalo Bills, who remain tied for first in the AFC East.
Dallas is coming off of 23-13 win over the lackluster Seattle Seahawks, improving to 4-4 on the season through eight games. The win, though, did cost the Cowboys their top wide receiver, as Miles Austin will miss the next 2-4 weeks with a hamstring pull -- again.
With Austin out, expect Laurent Robinson's playing time to increase. Robinson, as KD Drummond pointed out, has managed to play well in his time on the field with Tony Romo and the first team offense. Robinson has hauled in a touchdown pass in each of the last two games, and has two 100+ yard games to his credit already on the season.
Luckily for Dallas, the injury to Austin is somewhat well timed, as the Bills are ranked No. 25 in pass defense, allowing over 260 yards per game through the air.
There is some good news on the injury front for the Cowboys entering Week 10. According to Jerry Jones, Felix Jones could return to the field this Sunday against the Bills. If Jones is able to play this weekend, it's uncertain how many snaps he'd receive, especially with DeMarco Murray running so well.
Defensively, the Cowboys will have to try to slow down Buffalo's offense, which features running back Fred Jackson, who has rushed for 803 yards on the season to go along with 391 receiving yards. Jackson ranks third both in yards and rush yards per game, and is sixth in the NFL with his six rushing touchdowns.
Kickoff in Dallas is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. CT from Cowboys Stadium. Televised coverage can be found on CBS.