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Fantasy football Week 6: Cowboys face tough test against Ravens

Even though the Cowboys are facing a tough Ravens defense, most of Dallas' skill players are must-starts in fantasy this week.

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The Dallas Cowboys return to the football field on Sunday, when Jason Garrett's team heads to Maryland to take on the Baltimore Ravens in a Week 6 battle.

Unfortunately for the Cowboys, and fantasy owners, the Cowboys are taking on a Ravens team that is 3-0 at home -- and 4-1 overall.

Still, Dallas' skill players remain must-starts against a Ravens defense that allows 261.4 yards per game through the air, and 118.4 yards per game on the ground, 23rd and 20th in the league, respectively.

Tony Romo is coming off a disastrous outing on Monday Night Football in Week 4, when Romo threw five interceptions. For the season, Romo has thrown just five touchdown passes and eight picks, and has seen his fantasy stock drop. Still, I believe in Romo.

Though I won't fault anybody for benching Romo this week, I'd still start him if I'm a Romo owner. Dallas is ocming off a bye week, and Dallas should have a good gameplan in place against a Ravens defense that is 23rd in the league in pass defense.

DeMarco Murray, meanwhile, is a must-start, as always. Murray probably can't be considered an RB1 this week, but he's definitely an excellent RB2, and if you're fortunate enough to have two running backs better than Murray, he should be starting in a flex spot.

Likewise, Dez Bryant and Miles Austin should be in starting lineups. As aforementioned, Baltimore's pass defense hasn't been top-notch this season, and both Bryant and Austin are capable of going off.

As I've advised all season long, I'd keep Kevin Ogletree on the bench, or as a flex play in really deep leagues.

Jason Witten has seen his production drop considerably this year, but did haul in 13 receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown against the Bears in Week 4. I still don't trust Witten, but given his recent performance and his history with Romo, he's probably worth starting this week.

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