With the 2017 version of the Dallas Cowboys taking shape this offseason, we speculate which version of the 1990’s squads they currently resemble.
Who doesn’t love re-watching the Dallas Cowboys’ early 1990s seasons?
It was a fantastic storyline to see a team that was at the bottom of the NFL in 1989 with a 1-15 record build its way up to a Super Bowl victory just three years later in 1992.
The “triplets” set the NFL on fire and will forever be known as forming one of the most dynamic offenses in NFL history.
Some might even be so bold as to say they could one day surpass them.
This nostalgia and these historic comparisons bring one question to mind: if the 2017 Cowboys were compared to one of the 1990s Cowboys’ teams, which one do you believe they’ll best resemble?
There are a lot of ways to go about doing this, but first I’ll cover what I believe is the general perception from Cowboys’ fans on what constitutes a successful 2017 season.
First, a brief recap of the 2016 season: Dallas found a way to go 13-3 with a rookie QB at the helm and have the best record in the NFC. They would lose in a wild, fierce playoff match against one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, Aaron Rodgers, and the offensively potent Green Bay Packers.
How could the 2017 Cowboys hope to beat that season? Easy: They win the Super Bowl.
And why not? Prescott had arguably the best rookie quarterback season in NFL history. And we all know Elliott would have won the Rookie of the Year award had his teammate not taken it from him. The offensive line has still retained its All-Pro core and Bryant proved in last season’s playoffs that he can still take over games.
With experience the rookies will get better, making the Cowboys have perhaps the most dangerous offense in the NFL.
This conclusion would lead us to believe the 2017 Cowboys, if everything goes to plan, should best resemble the 1992 Cowboys that would eventually win the Super Bowl. And perhaps multiple championships afterwards.