Final Carolina Panthers game by game predictions for 2021 season

(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Sam Darnold
(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Sam Darnold /
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(Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports) Dak Prescott /

Prediction. 24. 87. 27. 123

Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys – Week 5

The Dallas Cowboys are a tough puzzle to solve. Their roster stacked with talent makes them a tempting pick in a tough division.

They have the sort of receiver depth that is only matched by last year’s Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers or AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs.

However, the Cowboys seem to always find ways to fail to live up to sky-high expectations and their defense is a question mark.

Simply put, Dak Prescott is the key to the Cowboys season.

Andy Dalton was the starter for Dallas last season after Prescott went down and Dallas wasn’t a very competitive team despite a very talented roster.

We saw an example of just how much their quarterback means to this team. If he is healthy they should narrowly beat the Carolina Panthers in Dallas.

While the Panthers’ defense is solid, Dallas matches up well against Carolina’s biggest question marks defensively and will take advantage despite the improvements made to Phil Snow’s unit during the offseason.

They have a balanced attack and are the first quality roster Carolina will face this season. Prescott is going to put this game away late and hand the Panthers their first loss of the campaign.

Prediction: Dallas Cowboys 27 Carolina Panthers 24 (3-1)