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Coming off a dominant victory, the Dallas Cowboys (7-2) walk into a heavyweight matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs (6-4).

Before the two teams square off in Kansas City on Sunday, here are three bold predictions for the primetime matchup.

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1) Cowboys force Patrick Mahomes into throwing two key interceptions

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Coming off a dominant victory, the Dallas Cowboys (7-2) walk into a heavyweight matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs (6-4).

Before the two teams square off in Kansas City on Sunday, here are three bold predictions for the primetime matchup.

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

1) Cowboys force Patrick Mahomes into throwing two key interceptions

When Patrick Mahomes does not turn the football over, the Kansas City Chiefs are nearly unbeatable. In Mahomes’ career as a Chief, Kansas City is 28-4 in the regular season when the signal-caller does not throw an interception. Currently, the Chiefs are sporting a 16-game regular season winning streak when Mahomes does not throw an interception.

So, if you’re the Cowboys, the game plan is pretty simple. If you want a chance to win the game, you have to force the former MVP to make mistakes.

Thankfully for the Cowboys, Mahomes has been way more careless with the football this season than we’ve ever seen. The three-time Pro Bowler has the second-most interceptions in the league (10) and recorded three multiple-interception games in the first six weeks of the season. Mahomes also has the third-most danger plays (26) and seventh-most interceptable passes (20) in football, via PlayerProfiler.

Not coincidentally, when Kansas City lost four of their six games from Week 2 to Week 7, Mahomes threw nine interceptions. In their current three-game winning streak, he’s thrown just one.

Obviously, it’s common knowledge that teams are going to win more when their quarterback does not turn the football over, everybody knows that. But this Chiefs team, in particular, cannot afford their star quarterback to make mistakes, because it exposes how poor their defense is. In three losses against the Ravens, Chargers and Bills, Mahomes threw a total of five interceptions. The Kansas City defense gave up a total of 104 points in those three games, an average of nearly 35 ppg.

This week, the Cowboys are going to take advantage of the struggling Kansas City defense and get off to a quick start. This will force Mahomes and the rest of the Chiefs offense to play catch up, which ultimately will result in him making mistakes.

The former All-Pro tosses two more interceptions that prove to be two of the biggest plays of the game.

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