The Dallas Cowboys, despite a 3-3 record after six games, might still be the team to beat in the now wide-open National Football Conference.
The clock had yet to expire at Levi’s Stadium last Sunday before haters of the Dallas Cowboys were already screaming about the fact that America’s Team had yet to beat anybody meaningful in 2017. They absolutely hated the fact that the Cowboys had handled the winless San Francisco 49ers in all the wrong ways – for Cowboys haters, I stress.
The parking lot of that new facility in Santa Clara, California was still packed when sales of over-the-counter antacid meds got a nice little spike in places like – oh, let’s see: Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. perhaps? I doubt that cities like Green Bay, Seattle and Atlanta were too excited either.
Some will point out that the Dallas Cowboys stand 3-3 and have burned a significant margin of error in trying to make the playoffs, let alone win the NFC East or – wait for it – clinch the top seed for the NFC playoff bracket early next year.
I won’t mention names, but it’s already been pointed out that the Cowboys have only beaten the likes of San Francisco, the New York Giants and the fading Arizona Cardinals. These teams as of right now have a combined record of just 4-17 – three of those wins belong to the Cards.
The same mindset has pointed out that Dallas couldn’t beat the Denver Broncos on the road, where few teams ever do, and it also lost to the Los Angeles Rams and the Green Bay Packers without its top two linebackers.
Anybody think that the Packers are still a contender for Super Bowl LII without the services of Aaron Rodgers? With the Minnesota Vikings currently at 5-2, Green Bay isn’t even the best team in their own division, let alone conference.
Seems to me that amidst that natural hating of the Cowboys and all the courtroom drama surrounding Ezekiel Elliott that some have forgotten recent history.
I’ll sum it up with just a couple of numbers: 13-3.
That was the record posted by the Dallas Cowboys just a year ago with rookies Elliott and Dak Prescott running an offense that, as of this writing, is looking every bit as good as last year’s unit – I’ll spare you more stats.