Yes, the Cowboys, for the second consecutive year, opened the NFL regular season with a Sunday night victory over the New York Giants—this season they managed to not only beat the Giants for the first time in Arlington, TX., but also won their very first season opener at the venue formerly known as Cowboys Stadium.
But the Cowboys showed a year ago that a 1-0 start means nothing in terms of future success. After last year's nice win at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the team flopped in horrible fashion at the NFL's loudest outdoor stadium in Seattle. Dallas lost to the Seahawks 27-7 in a game that really wasn't that close.
This year's Week 2 contest at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City offers the exact same recipe for disaster that last year's did. The Chiefs may have gone 2-14 in 2012, but we all know that the NFL is a year-to-year league, at best. Teams go from worst-to-first rather often—and vice versa.
Here's a look at five reasons why the Cowboys will fall to Kansas City. This is not to say that Dallas will not win more games this year or possibly reach the playoffs. I'm simply stating that Arrowhead is about the worst place a team like the Cowboys could face given their present circumstances, all in all. Further, new Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has always been a thorn in the side for Dallas and he's less than one year removed from a long, successful tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles.
In Philly, Reid knew the Cowboys very well—and he still does.