Prediction: Cowboys 24, Bengals 17
The Cincinnati Bengals' season got off to a hot start, as the team went 3-1 through the first quarter of the year. Since then, it's been nothing but defeats.
After defeating the Browns, Jaguars and Redskins, the Bengals have dropped three straight to the Dolphins, Steelers and Cleveland. While the Steelers are one of the best teams in the league right now, the Dolphins and Browns are far from that ball park.
Cincinnati has seen a bit of a sophomore slump from quarterback Andy Dalton, who had just 105 yards passing against Pittsburgh in Week 7. The TCU product has thrown at least one interception in every game played this season.
While Romo can't exactly say much better than Dalton in that department, the Cowboys offense has begun to find its way. The Bengals' unit is still very much running through the success of the Dalton-A.J. Green connection.
The No. 18 Bengals passing defense will have to combat a sure-handed Jason Witten and Romo's plethora of receiving weapons. Cincy will also be fielding former Cowboy cornerback Terence Newman pending his health, which means Romo should be able to exploit his former teammate's weaknesses.
The Bengals offense could find itself between this time and Week 14, but even at full strength, it'll have trouble matching points with Dallas. The Cowboys have the superior defense and offense, which will translate to a win in this game.