Including the three points from special teams, the Chiefs win this matchup 9-4. Without the special teams, it’s a much closer 6-4 in favor of KC.
Well, the offense is closer than some belief. Where KC excels in comparison to the Cowboys is they had many players step up on the defensive side of the ball.
It also doesn’t help that the Cowboys lost a top cornerback and an 11.5 sack pass rusher. They did acquire players to fill in the holes that were left, but not with players that have had the amount of success that Byron Jones and Robert Quinn had in their careers.
Two important matchups to keep in mind are the defensive tackles and the edge rushers. With the signings of both Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe (although they have been declining), the pressure will be lifted off of DeMarcus Lawrence. That is something that was a problem in 2019.
The reinstatement of Aldon Smith and the possible reinstatement of Randy Gregory means that the Cowboys will get two edge rushers that showed flashes of stardom. Smith stands out the most, being a former first-team All-Pro.
Where the Cowboys need to make sure they improve is in the secondary. They have young pieces in Chidobe Awuzie, Trevon Diggs, and Xavier Woods, but all three need to step up if they are going to pass that of the Chiefs.
The good thing is that because they are young, they have good potential to blossom into great players, extending the window for the Cowboys to compete for a Super Bowl. As it stands right now, the Kansas City Chiefs 2019 team is better than the Dallas Cowboys roster heading into 2020.
The fact that there were some close matchups, shows that Dallas isn’t as far behind like some may believe, The Cowboys have a lot of questions, more so on the defense. If all goes well, the Dallas Cowboys have what it takes to win a Super Bowl.