David Helman Articles
Keys to Victory: Cowboys Can't Fall Behind Early
Like we saw last year, the Cowboys struggled to get back in the game after the 49ers jumped out to an early lead. Dallas must gain control and confidence by striking first.
Blue Chips: 10 Best Players on 49ers Roster
Every week, we analyze the best players on the opponent’s roster and usually each team has anywhere from six to eight elite players. The 49ers have at least 10, and loaded on both sides of the ball.
Keys to Victory: Must Limit Tampa's Big Plays
As great as Tom Brady still is, making him drive the length of the field is not what the Bucs do best. If the Cowboys can keep the big plays to a minimum.
Blue Chips: Bucs' Talent Doesn't End With Brady
This will be the second time the Cowboys square off against Tom Brady and the Bucs. While the future Hall of Fame QB is also mentioned first with Tampa Bay, he’s definitely not the only great player.
Keys to Victory: Make Rookie QB Pass 30+ Times
The Cowboys will face Washington QB Sam Howell in his starting debut this. While he’s got talent, the Cowboys need to stop the run and put pressure on the rookie.
Blue Chips: Finding Washington's Best 9 Players
This will be the second time the Cowboys face Washington this year, but while the names have changed some since the first matchup, stopping these nine players should be the top priority.
Blue Chips: Henry Highlights Titans' Best Players
Whether or not they’re all going to play Thursday remains to be seen, but here are the elite players on the Titans roster, starting with running back Derrick Henry.
Keys to Victory: High-Scoring Shootout Helps Dallas
The Cowboys and Eagles are two of the most talented teams in the NFL, but just like Dallas experienced back on Oct. 16, it’s not easy to win without the starting QB.
Blue Chips: Without Hurts, Philly Still Has 12 Others
The Eagles won’t have Jalen Hurts lining up at quarterback this week against the Cowboys, but there are still a dozen other elite players to deal with and that includes the backup QB who will get the start.
Keys to Victory: Jags Looking to Play Keep-Away?
The Jaguars have enough offensive weapons to compete, but look for them to try a ball-controlled tempo that will extend the game into the fourth quarter.
Blue Chips: Jags' Offense Loaded With Elite Players
The Jaguars have some talented players all over the depth chart, but most of their “blue-chip” stars are on the offensive side of the ball.
5 Bucks: Clean-Up Needed at QB; Who Plays RT?
This week’s handful of points from Bucky Brooks include the Cowboys’ slow starts, what Dak needs to do to clean up his game and how Jason Peters will hold up.
Keys to Victory: Cowboys Need To Keep It Clean
The Cowboys have more talent and more weapons. The only thing that can prevent them from winning this game is mistakes and penalties. But a clean game can mean an ugly outcome for the Texans.
Blue Chips: Pierce Headlines Houston's Top Players
The Texans have a good young running back, but most of their top-line players are on the defensive side of the ball.
5 Bucks: Elite Teams Finish; OBJ Worth the Risk
This week’s handful of points from Bucky Brooks include the Cowboys’ ability to close out games and why OBJ is worth signing, even right now.
Keys to Victory: Cowboys Must Sustain Long Drives
The Colts will try to take away the big play from the Cowboys, who can combat that by staying on the field with a patient running game.
Blue Chips: Finding 6 Best Players on Colts' Roster
The Colts feature one of the NFL’s best running backs, but who else should be players to watch this Sunday night?
Keys to Victory: Whatever it Takes To Stop Barkley
The Cowboys still haven’t completely solved their run-stopping issues. So stopping, or even containing NYG’s Saquon Barkley is a must.
Keys to Victory: Both Teams Need To Find Balance
The recipe for a win on Sunday looks pretty similar for both teams. Running the ball will be key for the Cowboys and Vikings, but figuring out a way to get and/or stay balanced is vital.
Blue Chips: Don't Overlook That Minnesota Defense
The Vikings have some of the best offensive players in the NFL, but when evaluating all of their elite players, they’ve got as many, if not more on the defensive side.
5 Bucks: Dak's Turnovers, How Takk Fits & More
As the Cowboys get ready to face one of the NFL’s best teams in Minnesota, analyst Bucky Brooks breaks down five topics, ranging from the run defense to CeeDee Lamb proving himself as WR1.