We all know how Dallas Cowboys fans are known to overhype their team each year. How can a team that hasn’t been to the Super Bowl since 1995 still excite so many fans? The answer may be simpler than you’d think.
Jason Garrett has had the Head Coaching position for the past nine years. The Cowboys made the playoffs in only three of those seasons. It is evident that Garrett’s coaching wasn’t enough for Dallas. This offseason the team parted ways with their former coach and welcomed veteran coach, Mike McCarthey to the position.
McCarthey formerly coached the Packers, where he had eight straight winning seasons from 2009-2016. In 2010, he was a Super Bowl champion. His coaching style is designed for the quarterback’s success. This should work great with Dak Prescott entering his prime years.
Apart from the coaching change, Dallas has made a few other improvements from last season. The wide receiver group deeply improved when the team drafted Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb in this years draft. Lamb’s athletic ability should be enough to make him the team’s third best receiving option behind Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. Dak should have plenty of reliable options to throw to this year. In case of emergency the team signed veteran quarterback Andy Dalton as an insurance plan.
The defense also saw important additions this offseason. The team added strong-safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix who is a reliable, experienced player, much needed in the Cowboys secondary. They drafted Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs, who will most likely contribute very early in this years pass defense, to replace Byron Jones. Veteran defensive end Everson Griffin was signed to add dynamic skill to the D-Line along with Dontari Poe at defensive tackle.
Almost every position group improved this offseason for the Cowboys. The front office left no stone unturned on this years roster. One of the best linebacking cores in the league, paired with a disruptive defensive line that should wreck havoc on opposing offenses. Dak, coming off one of his biggest passing years, should only improve with this teams’ young offensive weapons. Do not forget this team possesses one the most iconic running backs in the league in Ezekiel Elliott.
The 2020-2021 Dallas Cowboys have a great chance of success. The offensive talent and defensive star power definitely enable this team to contend for the Super Bowl.
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