Following their 28-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, national sports commentator Colin Cowherd believes the Dallas Cowboys can win the Super Bowl.
Following their Week One destruction of the New York Giants, 19-3, the Dallas Cowboys seemed to pick up where 2016 left off. The Cowboys finished last year with an incredible 13-3 record, and the Giants were the only team to defeat Dallas twice. So opening their regular season with a victory over the G-Men seemed like an indication the Cowboys were back in the saddle of success once again.
But their trip to the Mile High City in Week Two splashed a cold bucket of reality on America’s Team, as the Cowboys were equally as destroyed by the Denver Broncos in an embarrassing 42-17 defeat, the likes of Dallas had not experienced in a very long time.
The roller coaster of the first two weeks of the Cowboys season left the team’s matchup against the Arizona Cardinals in Week Three a virtual crapshoot. How would Dallas respond on the road against the Cardinals? Would we see the confident bunch that defeated their NFC East rivals in Week One? Or the confused, rudderless mess the team was in Denver just the week before?
The answer was a little of column “A” and a little column “B”. Against Arizona, the Cowboys offense came out flat, resembling their poor effort against the Broncos. Fortunately, Dallas’ defense was able to keep the score close. That allowed the offense, led by the quick legs of both quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, to open up their offense and eventually win the game.
With two wins under their belts, the Cowboys are once again riding high as potential playoff contenders, sitting atop the NFC East with both the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles at 2-1. Yet, national sport commentator Colin Cowherd believes the Cowboys have the ingredients to be something more.
"“I am absolutely convinced the Dallas Cowboys can win the Super Bowl,” Cowherd said during his FS1 show, The Herd, on Tuesday. “I don’t get caught up all the time in results. I look at ingredients…And the Cowboys have Super Bowl ingredients, great o-line, they don’t turn it over, franchise quarterback, playmakers, run the ball, nice pass rush. I think they’re well-coached. Again, you can butcher it in the oven, but if the ingredients are good, you’ll eventually get it right.”"
Only time will tell if Cowherd is right and this version of America’s Team has what it takes to hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the sixth time in franchise history. But one thing is for sure. This Dallas Cowboys team has to show far more consistency if they are going to be playing in Minnesota next February.