YAY!!! Training camp starts tomorrow. Finally, it’s here! Pre-season games will shortly follow. Over the last few weeks thoughts of what to realistically expect from the Dallas Cowboys for the upcoming season have been at the forefront of my mind. I’ve been trolling Facebook NFL groups and listening to others opinions as well as predictions has really opened my mind and eyes to what we can expect from the Dallas Cowboys, for the upcoming season, in my humble opinion.
First of all, realistically,Dallas will not go to the Super Bowl this upcoming season. For as well as the team is coming along the weaknesses are still there and the unknown factors are really there with play calling, offensive line, safety, center and yes coaching staff. At most,Dallaswill go into the playoffs as a wild card but even that isn’t my first instinct to say yes.
Secondly, a lot of fans are saying 11-5 or 12-4 and finishing first in the NFC East. Again, realistically,Dallas probably won’t improve their record much more than a game or two. It is looking more like a 9-7 season and finishing second in the NFC East. This again will be contributed to growing pains and youth. Not to mention playing both the NFC South and the AFC North both divisions are very difficult to play against for the most part.
As the season gets closer, I’m looking at pretty much the same as last season, close games, growing pains, penalty killing drives, although hopefully not as many, and a lack of depth at certain positions.
Of course, there are so many variables that could change these and these are just pre-season thoughts, but realistically,Dallasis going to be a better team than last year just not to that point of crowning them six time Super Bowl Champions. Dallas needs to win games this year against teams who aren’t .500 or below and with the NFC East, AFC North and NFC South as strong divisions; it’s going to be another roller coaster ride for the fans.