Dallas Cowboys: Breaking down the biggest secret to a blockbuster season

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It’s not easy coming off a 6-10 season by the Dallas Cowboys last year but hopefully, 2021 will be all about bouncing back and making it one to remember for years to come. Don’t let their 0-4 preseason standings fool you, the Cowboys, with quarterback Dak Prescott running the show, will be a formidable team this upcoming season.

As long as Prescott is healthy and able to work his magic under center, the Cowboys will be a premier team in the NFC East. If Prescott didn’t suffer that unfortunate season-ending injury last year, there is no doubt the Cowboys would have made the NFL Playoffs in a weird year that a 7-9 Washington Football Team made it. Yeah, that easily could have been the Cowboys.

Even though there are some concerns about Prescott’s recent shoulder issues, make no mistake about it, all hands will be on deck for their Week 1 regular season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When it comes to early 2021 expectations, the biggest secret towards a blockbuster season for the Cowboys all comes down to No. 4.

The secret to a blockbuster season for the Dallas Cowboys is Dak Prescott

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, obviously, the quarterback is the most important position on a football team but in the grand scheme of things, it’s all about keeping Prescott healthy to do what he does best. Last season, the Cowboys’ offensive line was abysmal and allowed way too many sacks that brought on too much frustration.

Injuries to the Cowboys’ offensive line had a major hand in that last season but if everything falls into place and Prescott is able to continue where he left off from before his injury, this team has blockbuster season written all over it.

Think about it for a moment. The Cowboys’ offense easily has so many huge playmakers at running back, wide receiver, and tight end to truly push the envelope against any team that stands in front of them. The Cowboys’ defense has a plethora of stud playmakers that are ready to make some serious noise with new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn running the defense now.

Knowing all that, well, everything ultimately revolves around Prescott. His enthusiasm is infectious that flows all around the entire organization to the coaching staff as his teammates. When Prescott is healthy and able to do his thing, everyone around him becomes better whether they’re on offense, defense, or special teams. He’s one heck of a leader and undoubtedly a difference-maker when he’s on the field.

One thing to love about the Cowboys is that well, if you’ve been keeping up with Hard Knocks, that everyone has a rather big chip on their shoulders with much to prove to the football world. A kind of chip that can easily be enough to fuel a magical season since you better believe, Prescott will rally and inspire the troops when needed each and every game day.

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Hopefully, the Cowboys’ offensive line is ready to do whatever it takes to keep Prescott healthy throughout the entire season. If they consistently do, Prescott will be that much-needed catalyst to not only keep everyone together and focused on the task at hand towards redemption, but ready to execute at such a level we’ve yet to see by America’s Team in a long time.