The Cowboys seem happy to continue with rookie Dak Prescott at quarterback. Tony Romo may be activated this week if he makes enough progress in practice, but with Prescott playing at a Pro-Bowl level, there's no rush to put Romo in harm's way. The Cowboys have one of the best offenses in the league, and their defense has been surprisingly competent after four years of sub-par performances.
The Steelers were much happier to get Ben Roethlisberger back in the lineup after he tore a meniscus in Week 6, but they may have pushed him too hard. Roethlisberger was clearly less than 100% in last Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens (+3.5 at home). To make matters worse, centre Maurkice Pouncey dislocated his thumb in Baltimore and might not be available against Dallas.
NFL Odds: Prescott Meets Big Ben in Cowboys-Steelers TiltForty years ago, it was Roger Staubach and Terry Bradshaw. This Sunday (4:25 PM ET, FOX), it'll be Dak Prescott and Ben Roethlisberger, as the Dallas Cowboys make their way to Heinz Field for a rare meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Cowboys (7-1 SU and ATS) look content to give Prescott another start in place of injured Tony Romo. Pittsburgh (4-4 SU and ATS), however, pressed Roethlisberger back into service after he tore a meniscus in Week 6. The Steelers have already moved from –3 at the open to –2 at press time.