Sporting News: Give Dallas Edge Over Pats on Offense


I told you guys that I was spot on when I said the Dallas Cowboys are the NFL’s best team. I wasn’t playing around when I said the Pats hit a plateau and the Cowboys are still improving. But now, I’ve got some power behind my prediction: Sporting News.

In an article here the writer still believes the Patriots are the NFL’s best team. Of course, he has to. I mean, the Pats beat the Cowboys in Dallas, right? It just seems obvious that the Pats are named as the better team, right? That’s what the doubters think, too.

If the Dallas offense is better, as this writer states, then it leaves the defense under the microscope. I loved this paragraph:dallas-cowboys-football-vinyl-no-1-hand.jpg

New England’s wide receiver trio of Randy Moss, Wes Welker and Donte’ Stallworth has received a ton of attention (with good reason), but the Cowboys’ corps of wide receivers Terrell Owens and Patrick Crayton and tight end Jason Witten is just as lethal.

And this one:

Marion Barber and Julius Jones have become one of the most dangerous backfield tandems in the game. While maybe not quite as explosive as the Vikings’ Chester Taylor and Adrian Peterson or the Jaguars’ Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew, Barber and Jones complement each other enough that Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett can do anything he wants in the running game.

Back to the defense. Dallas has a relatively young defense with two players with more than 22 sacks total. The safety position is improved with Ken Hamlin back there, and when healthy, Anthony Henry and Terence Newman provide good pass defense. The rush defense is 4th in the league, holding opponents to 90 yards a game. I don’t care where the Patriots defense ranks. They’ve hit a plateau.

Patriots fans, start biting your nails. Get concerned.  The Dallas Cowboys are coming for you.

Tags: Anthony Henry Dallas Cowboys Donte' Stallworth Jason Garrett Jason Witten Julius Jones Ken Hamlin Marion Barber New England Patriots Patrick Crayton Randy Moss Terence Newman Terrell Owens Wes Walker

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