Do the Dallas Cowboys start 2020 above .500 after five games?

Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys
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The Dallas Cowboys have a favorable 2020 schedule overall. But can America’s Team boot the season successfully in their first five games? Above .500?

Where there is smoke, there is fire. At least that’s how it will feel for the Dallas Cowboys after the first three contests. You would have liked to ease into 2020, especially with the new head coach, Mike McCarthy, at the controls.

Make no mistake, the 2020 year will start with a bang. In the first game, the Dallas Cowboys jet to Hollywood to script out a new decade. After that, the ‘Boys head home to face the Atlanta Falcons. And then, it’s back to the west coast to battle the Seattle Seahawks.

The Cowboys are set for early tests, and on national television to boot. It’s must-see television and while we’d like Dallas to get some tune-up games early, the Cowboys get a quick insight on their strengths and weaknesses.

Let’s take a look at the Dallas Cowboys and predict their first five games. For these predictions, I am scribbling down quarterback Dak Prescott as the starter. Does the squad rise above .500 during this stretch?

1. Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams | Sept. 13

The Rams welcome Dallas into their humble, new home. The Sunday night lights are on and bright. This game is sure to draw in eyeballs.

The 2018 NFL Divisional Round, a 22-30 loss, is still in Dallas’s memory. Like the Dallas Cowboys in 2019, the Rams missed out on the playoffs with a 9-7 record. With a new stadium to look forward to, which was five years in the making, the Rams look to contend in 2020, and that all starts with America’s Team.

Prescott’s contract situation caused him to miss some time. The quarterback needs time to adjust with Mike McCarthy, and the Rams expose the Cowboys offensively. Though I think Dallas will be the better NFC team overall in 2020, the ‘Boys fall to the Rams, 24-10.