Both the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs are coming off of wins in their Week 1 opener. The Cowboys go on the road to take on the Chiefs in Week 2, which will be a solid measuring stick for both. This is a 1 pm ET kickoff on Fox.
Sun., Sept. 15th, 2013 @ 1:00pm ET
Arrowhead Stadium, K. City, MO
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Chiefs by 2.5 ~ 46.5 o/u @ BetOnline
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Kansas City began their new era under Andy Reid and with quarterback Alex Smith against Jacksonville. The Chiefs dominated the Jaguars, allowing just a safety in a 28-2 win. It was a good start, but it’s hard to know how good this team is as of now, because the Jaguars are just plain bad.
Dallas had a wild one at home against the NFC East rival Giants on Sunday night, winning 36-31. It was the defense that showed up big, forcing six New York turnovers to helped spearhead the victory. It was the first win for Dallas against New York in five games in their new stadium.
This could be a game labeled as a battle between two quarterbacks that have been harshly criticized in their careers. For Dallas it’s been Tony Romo. For the Chiefs it’s been Alex Smith.
Romo has been critiqued simply because of the team he plays on. Dallas hasn’t been to the playoffs in four seasons. Romo is an underrated quarterback, and with that new contract he appears to be determined to prove himself.
But the same can be said for Smith, who was essentially dumped by the 49ers for the Belle of the ball in Colin Kaepernick. There is no doubt that Smith is playing with a chip on his shoulder. He threw for 173 yards and two touchdowns against Jacksonville, which was a nice start to the season. A win over Dallas would be much bigger though.