The Dallas Cowboys went 13-3 this season but fell short of the ultimate goal. Adding these vital pieces could turn the Cowboys into a future dynasty.
This is part 1 of a 2 part series showcasing what pieces are missing to make the Dallas Cowboys consistent Super Bowl contenders. Part 1 will focus on the offense.
That being said, the 2016 season will always be considered a disappointment after the Cowboys were one game and done in the playoffs, losing to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round.
The Cowboys offense, led by rookies in quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, was one of the best units in the entire NFL- ranking 5th in yards per game and points per game, 2nd in rushing yards per game including 142 runs for first downs, and they only turned the ball over 15 times which is good for a 5th place tie in the NFL.
Ezekiel Elliott was the NFL’s leading rusher, gaining 1631 yards and scoring 15 rushing touchdowns on 322 carries- in 15 games after being rested for the Week 17 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Dallas Cowboys knew exactly what they were getting when they selected the college superstar from “the Ohio State University” fourth overall in the 2016 draft. Zeke ended up being as advertised and then some.