Could the Cowboys upset the Chiefs in Week 11?

Yahoo Sports' Scott Pianowski and Frank Schwab discuss this week's matchup between Dallas and Kansas City.

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SCOTT PIANOWSKI: A team I was saying the exact same thing, they're slumping. I don't trust them. I need to see it, Kansas City Chiefs. Well, last week, we saw it. They went to Vegas. They pretty much could name the score in that game. Mahomes threw 5 touchdown passes.

Now they're playing the marquee game on Sunday. This is a great one. The Chiefs are at home, spotting 2 and 1/2 to the Cowboys. And Dak Prescott, by process of elimination, he's one of the few MVP candidates who maybe is on the upswing right now. And I realized two weeks ago, the story was different. But man, everybody's got a bad game recently.

This is going to be a fascinating MVP race. But the Cowboys, man, CeeDee Lamb, they tried to single cover him last. Week and that was just a mistake. Amari Cooper is a really good number two receiver. They have too good running backs. They have a great offensive line.

And maybe Kansas City got their swagger back. I don't know. My inclination is that I think Dallas is just a deeper team on both sides of the football. I think there's more things I like about Dallas than more things I like about Kansas City. I also don't think teams are intimidated going to Arrowhead the way they used to be. They've lost plenty of home games the last couple of years.

As you'd expect, it's a big total. It's 55 and 1/2. My early lean is on the Cowboys. What say you?

FRANK SCHWAB: Yeah, I love the Cowboys in this game, actually Because this is another overreaction line. If you think about it, the Chiefs, before last week, they weren't covering spreads. They're barely beating Jordan Love at home. They're barely beating the Giants at home.

Everybody was down on them. They go and play one good game against the Raiders, great game. They played wonderfully. I'm not trying to take anything away from them. And now, all of a sudden, they're a 2 and 1/2 point favorite against a Cowboys team that legitimately could be the best in the NFL? They had one bad game.

They had a terrible game against Denver. But they showed last week that that was just kind of one of those dead spots in the schedule. You just aren't fired up to play the Broncos. And you get beat.

Well, they came out and were up 36-3 on the Falcons last week, who again, are not a terrible team. They're not great, but they're not terrible. Aside from one performance against the Raiders, what gives me any reason to believe the Chiefs are better than the Cowboys this year? What? What has happened that I would say, yes, I trust the Chiefs to just beat the Cowboys? And there's nothing.

I'll be on the Cowboys here. And if it gets to 3, it's going to be one of my, probably, biggest plays of the year so far, because I just think the Cowboys are a better team. The Chiefs had one great game, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're back in my circle of trust.

Look, go back to last week. And I'm sure I said this on a show. I talked about, OK, the tax is gone with the Chiefs here. You're getting the Chiefs minus 2 and 1/2 at the Raiders. And I think the Raiders are on empty emotionally.

They've been through five seasons' worth of drama in 10 weeks. It's just been crazy. And I think that you get to a point where maybe it was the Raiders last week. Maybe the reason the Chiefs looked so good is because Raiders looked so bad. And I'm not-- look, if the Chiefs come out, if they win this game, they win by 10, I'd be like, wow, OK, I was wrong. The Chiefs are back. They're a Super Bowl contender again. But I'm not there with them yet. I need to see more than one good game out of them.