Here are six reasons the Dallas Cowboys might have been doomed to fail from the very beginning of the season.
Are the Dallas Cowboys cursed this season? It seems like an appropriate question to ask being that it’s Halloween and all. But certainly, the cards seemed stacked against America’s Team replicating the success from the previous season.
Whether it’s due to player suspensions, facing tougher opponents, questionable coaching or their terrible free agency signings, the Cowboys could have been doomed to fail before the season even started. Here’s my six reasons as to why …
The first reason why the Dallas Cowboys might be doomed to fail in 2017 is the fact history tells us so. Only three Cowboy teams in the last 25 years have followed up a playoff appearance with another one.
Here are a list of the years the Cowboys have gone to the playoffs since last winning the Super Bowl in 1995: 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003. 2006, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2016. In fact, Dallas hasn’t had back-to-back playoff appearances in nearly a decade.
Obviously, this season seems different with two rookies leading the way. And though both quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott have played well at times this season, their supporting cast has often failed them.
Now, throw in the fact Dallas will likely have to play the next six games without Elliott, and suddenly history could easily repeat itself in Big D.