3 most important players to a Buffalo Bills victory in Week 15

In Sunday's matchup with the Cowboys, the Bills need an all-around performance to stifle their red-hot opponents. But which Buffalo Bills players are expected to be the greatest piece of a winning puzzle in week 15?

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3. Bills Rushing Attack

With every Bills unit accounted for, let's go back to the offense.

In last week's matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, Cowboys defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins suffered a high-ankle sprain that will rule him out for Sunday's matchup with the Bills. Hankins has been an integral part of the Cowboys run defense this season and he will be replaced by rookie defensive tackle Mazi Smith who hasn't made a start this season, despite playing in all 13 games.

As for the Bills rushing attack, the team ranks 10th for rushing yards per game, which has been led by second-year breakout running back James Cook. Cook is averaging 4.8 yards per attempt and is currently ranked tenth in the NFL with 789 rushing yards this season.

If Cook and the Bills can take advantage of Hankins absence, they can keep Prescott and the Cowboys offense on the cold Buffalo sideline for extended periods of the game.

While the Bills offensive backfield has been a weak point in recent seasons, its emergence as a factor in both the rushing and passing game has given the team's offense another dimension to lean on. If Bills offensive coordinator Joe Brady plays his cards right, the Bills running backs are primed for a solid performance.

Once again, the Bills need everybody to be clicking on all cylinders this weekend. With upcoming matchups against the reeling Los Angeles Chargers and New England Patriots, a victory against the Cowboys would give Buffalo a legitimate chance to run the table.

So, let James 'Cook'.

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