With the NFL regular season kicking off on Thursday night, and the Dallas Cowboys starting their year on Sunday, we here at The Landry Hat thought this would be the perfect time to give our predictions for the Cowboys upcoming season.
If you missed it, click here for part one to read the first ten predictions by our writing staff. And if you’d like to read more Cowboy-related articles from a particular writer, simply click on their name. Without further ado, here’s part two:
Staff Writer: Lauren Draper-Wood
Predicted Cowboys 2014 Season Record: 8-8
Wins: 49ers, @Titans, Rams, Giants, Redskins, Cardinals, @Jaguars, @Giants
Loses: @Saints, Texans, @Seahawks, Eagles, @Bears, @Eagles, Colts, @Redskins
Summary: If heading into the offseason somebody had suggested the Cowboys would finish 8-8 and I’d be happy about it, frankly I’d have marched them off to the looney bin. Fast forward through preseason and the Cowboys have lost starting middle linebacker Sean Lee and second round draft pick defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. That’s on top of their already existing defensive frailties.
I’ll admit, I’d take 8-8 quite happily right now. If Romo’s back truly is fine and he survives the season, then our offense has the potential to rack up big points against most. However, the thought of facing a year watching back-up quarterback Brandon Weeden lead this offense (combined with this horrid defense) is the stuff nightmares are made of.