Here are five moves we believe the Dallas Cowboys could make to salvage their season
The Dallas Cowboys laughably lost to the lowly Washington Football Team on Sunday, in blowout fashion, 25-3. If there was ever a sign of the apocalypse in 2020 for fans of America’s Team, it was watching that game.
So who deserves blame for this latest embarrassment in Dallas? Is it the new coaching staff that one unnamed player called bad at their jobs? Is it too early to admit that Mike McCarthy was the wrong choice at head coach?
Is it the players who deserve the blame? You know, those individuals who are actually responsible for the play on the field?
The same players who swarmed quarterback Dak Prescott with respect and love when he suffered a season-ending ankle injury but did next to nothing when Andy Dalton took a dirty headshot from Washington linebacker Jon Bostic on Sunday. Are the players at fault for simply not being very good?
Is it Dalton’s fault for not being Prescott and leading the offense to a whopping 13 points over his two-game span as the starter? Is it Ezekiel Elliott’s fault for signing a huge contract extension and not living up to it? Certainly, Zeke’s turnovers have been a major hindrance this season.
Can the offensive line really be blamed for poor play due to being injury-riddled? Is it the front office’s fault for not providing enough quality depth along the roster and putting together one of the worst free agent classes in recent memory?
Is it the defense’s fault for not being able to stop the run? It is the secondary’s fault for not being able to force more than one interception in seven games? Should we place the bulk of the blame on having a stunted offseason training program and no preseason games due to a worldwide pandemic?
Is it the fault of owner and general manager Jerry Jones for overseeing more than two decades of mediocrity? Is it Stephen Jones, Will McClay, and the scouting department’s fault for bad player evaluations leading to draft busts and poor free agent signings?
The answer is all of the above. And unfortunately, Jerry Jones is unable to purchase the Kansas City Chiefs and swap them out for the inept coaching staff and underperforming roster in Dallas. So we’re stuck with this sulking, underachieving group for the rest of 2020.
Yet, despite their 2-5 record, the Cowboys are still in the thick of the divisional race as the suckfest that is the NFC East is the gift that keeps on giving, with the 2-4-1 Philadelphia Eagles atop the standings and the Cowboys’ next opponent.
While there’s no reason to believe Dallas will win another game this season after Sunday’s debacle, here are five moves we believe the Cowboys could make that just might save their season.