Coming off a bye week, the Dallas Cowboys are looking to build on some of the momentum they created in a 27-13 victory of the Houston Texans in week three of the young season. Unfortunately, they are facing a strong 2-2 Tennessee Titans team at home in what is sure to be a physical game up front.
The Titans, on the other hand, are coming off a loss to Denver and would like to build some momentum in the AFC South in a year where the Colts (shock) are struggling. Though their rushing attack is ninth in the league, Chris Johnson has not been nearly as effective as last year (much to the chagrin of fantasy owners). A big win in Dallas and the Titans are looking ahead at a manageable schedule before facing off late with the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts.
Both teams really need this win, but the Cowboys' sense of urgency is surely greater. Proclaimed dead after the first two weeks of the season, many prognosticators are again predicting an NFC East title. If they can put their talent to use on both sides of the ball, this very well may be a reality. But Tennessee is a tough opponent and the Cowboys must play with the same sense of urgency they had in Houston to beat Tennessee.
Let's take a look at 5 things that must happen for the Cowboys to win this important week 5 matchup.