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Is This Finally The Year For The Dallas Cowboys?

The Dallas Cowboys completed the sweep of Big Apple after taking down the New York Jets on Sunday — and doing it in dominating fashion.

Each and every year, Dallas is viewed as a team that could take the next step come the postseason. And each and every year, the Cowboys have disappointed. Through two weeks, this feels like a different team and begs the question; is this the year for Dallas?

The Cowboys are outscoring opponents 70-10 through two weeks of the season. If you do not believe in Dak Prescott, that is fair but this defense is arguably the best in the league this year.

Micah Parsons has taken over as the most dominating defensive player in the NFL. He displays insane speed on the field and is a nightmare to block. Parsons has three sacks and four tackles for loss through Week 2. Osa Odighizuwa also has three sacks. The Cowboys have totaled 10 sacks as a team, which is tied for the most in the league with the Washington Commanders.

The Cowboys also lead the league in yards allowed (193) and turnovers (7). Five different players in the secondary have logged an interception. This all works hand-in-hand. The front seven is able to apply pressure while the secondary remains deep.

Through two weeks, this is looking like a Super Bowl defense. Now, let’s move to the offensive side of the ball.

Prescott has thrown double-digit interceptions in a season four times in his career. This includes a league-high 15 last season. So far, Prescott has not turned the ball over and has been sacked just once.

Dallas let go of Ezekiel Elliott in the offseason because of the belief in Tony Pollard moving forward. Pollard has made his chance count with 142 yards and two scores in two games while also being the team’s second-leading receiver.

If there is a knock on Dallas, and it is a small one, the receiving room looks a bit thin. CeeDee Lamb continues to be elite, totaling 15 catches and 220 yards to this point. The Cowboys brought in Brandin Cooks this offseason but he comes with question marks given his injury history and reputation as a journeyman. With that being said, the Cowboys still have plenty of playmakers. If Prescott is taking care of the ball, the offense will be hard to stop.

Mike McCarthy has been criticized heavily during his tenure as head coach in Dallas — and rightfully so. He can silence any critics by turning in a big season that ends with a trip to the NFC Championship Game. That will be the first hurdle. The Cowboys have not been to a title game since 1995, which was the third Super Bowl in four years for the mid-90s dynasty.

The Cowboys are expected to roll once again this week against the Arizona Cardinals but still have matchups with the likes of the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, and twice with the Philadelphia Eagles. Many questions will be answered when Dallas takes the field against the other elite in the NFL on prime time.

Dallas fans have plenty to be excited about this season as the team is looking like a legitimate Super Bowl contender, which is different than years past where the hype was unwarranted. Now, it is about the team putting it all together when it matters most and changing the narrative.


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