USA TODAY Sports’ Lorenzo Reyes makes his picks for three of this weekend’s best NFL matchups.
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Dak Prescott and Tony Romo grabbed most of the headlines for the Dallas Cowboys this week, but Ezekiel Elliott may emerge Sunday as the talk of the team.
The NFL’s leading rusher has helped push the Cowboys atop the NFC East with a 4-1 mark. With Elliott improving every week, Dallas’ second-ranked offense shows no signs of slowing down.
But the Cowboys haven’t faced a test like the one they have Sunday, in which they take on the Green Bay Packers’ top-ranked run defense at Lambeau Field. Through four games, Green Bay is allowing just 42.8 yards per game and 2.0 yards per attempt on the ground. And the Packers’ defense has yielded just two runs of more than 10 yards — one for 14 and another for 12.
Yet Green Bay has established the imposing stats against sub-par rushing attacks, with the Detroit Lions ranking the best at 23rd in rushing yards per game. Opponents also have eschewed the…