What the Dallas Cowboys can do to win Super Bowl LIV
By Jack Baker
As Tom Brady and the New England Patriots raise their sixth Lombardi trophy in 18 years, this is what the Dallas Cowboys can do to reach the promise land.
As Tom Brady and the New England Patriots win their sixth Super Bowl in 18 years, it now officially marks 23 years since the Dallas Cowboys have raised the trophy.
The Cowboys seem to be headed in the right direction going into 2019, but this is what Dallas need to do to reach the promised land.
The kryptonite of the Cowboys all season long was their offense. Averaging 22 points per game in this day and age will not bring you to a championship.
For me, this offense lays on the shoulders of quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott had a rough start to the 2018 season but finished strong earning an invite to the Pro Bowl for the second time in his three year career.
Along with Dak who needs to have a solid year in 2019, the Cowboys offense need wide receiver Michael Gallup to emerge as a star wide receiver.
Gallup had a nice rookie year as he came along nicely as the year progressed. Gallup caught 39 balls for 626 yards and had two touchdowns in his rookie campaign.
Throughout the season, Gallup and Prescott could not quite seem to connect on a consistent basis.
With the wide receiver Amari Cooper getting a great deal of attention from defenses, the offense could depend on the connection between Dak and Gallup to bring the Dallas offense to the next level for 2019.
The Dallas defense received a ton of praise in 2018. With the young linebacker duo of Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch, the Cowboys defense looks to be the strong suit going into the 2019 season. With that being said, if the Cowboys want to win Super Bowl 54, there are still some adjustments to be made.
The Dallas defense needs to be stronger in the interior. The defensive line was gashed by the LA Rams running backs in the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs.
Whether that is through free agency or the draft, the Cowboys must be better in stopping the run.
Another upgrade the Dallas defense needs is at the safety position. It seems safety Jeff Heath in Dallas could be coming to an end after a woeful 2018 campaign. All of Cowboys nation want to see safety Earl Thomas come over in free agency. If it is either Jeff Heath, Earl Thomas, or a draft pick, the play at safety must be better if the Cowboys want to hoist the Lombardi trophy in 2019.
Only 213 more days till the 2019 season kicks off. Go, Cowboys!