Just when I thought I was out, the Dallas Cowboys pull me back in

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 20: Tavon Austin #10 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates a first quarter touchdown with Dak Prescott #4 at AT&T Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 20: Tavon Austin #10 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates a first quarter touchdown with Dak Prescott #4 at AT&T Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys are a team that has all the talent needed to win a Super Bowl. But many of us were starting to sour on this team. Shame on us for that.

The Dallas Cowboys have always been a nerve-racking team, it seems like every season they are hyped as a potential Super Bowl team. An every year they come out and disappoint themselves and their fans. This season started out just let all the rest, win early and lose close games to bad teams. Leaving many fans to question this team and their offseason hype.

An just when many fans including myself started to sour on this team after losing three straight games they go out and dominate their bitter rival and biggest competition in the NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles. An just like that the Dallas Cowboys pulled us all back in. An while we’ve seen this dog and pony show before, this one just feels different and here’s why.

On Offense

The first thing I’ve noticed is that the connection that quarterback Dak Prescott has built with offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and quarterback coach Jon Kitna has done wonders for him on the field. With Kitna has helped Prescott recognize defense faster and get the Cowboys into plays that will net positive yardage.

Prescott is also doing something football analysts have criticized him for his whole career, he’s finally planting that front foot and driving the ball down the field and not relying on his arm strength to get the job done.

With Kitna fixing Prescott’s mechanics, Moore has started giving Prescott plays that fit his strengths, more read-option plays, bootlegs, and most importantly more pre-snap movement so Prescott can read the defense. Moore’s play-calling coupled with Prescott’s abilities is what has given me hope for this team on offense and has me feeling like this team is far different from the teams of the past.

On Defense

Now on to the defense, over the last few weeks it hasn’t played well but this week it has shown that it still has some fight left in it.

The three games prior to the Eagles game were just horrible performances from a Cowboys defense that had been bending but not breaking in the first three games of the season. Allowing 70 points during that three-game skid, and yet they are still fifth-best overall defense in the NFL according to NFL.com. Which is surprising if you think about how bad they’ve looked at times on the field.

Well, that defensive unit reminded us this past Sunday of they are at times and can be going forward. If only we could have a player or coach on each team we play to give them bulletin board material each week, they would get fired up like they did this week and dominate every game going forward. But if we are being realistic, that isn’t going to happen.

What is going to happen is this defense led by defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is going to come out and do their talking on the football field. Like he did against the Eagles going up against their best offensive lineman in Lane Johnson. Lawrence led by example and the team responded in kind with their best defensive performance of the season holding the Eagles to 10 points and creating a season-high four turnovers.

Linebackers Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch need to be more consistent in their run defense and cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Byron Jones need to get that physicality back to their game that the line of scrimmage because it has been missing this season. If they can get those two aspects fixed during their bye week, this defense could be just as dominate as it was last year.

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This Dallas Cowboys team has a lot of positives going for them on offense and defense. They’ve pulled the fans back in with this win last week, but now they need to keep us coming back for more by continuing to be creative on offense and bringing pressure and pushing teams around on defense.