Dallas Cowboys: Is it too early to deem them Super Bowl contenders?

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Everything sure feels great when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys and what they’ve done so far this season. Their offense is clicking on all cylinders and truly is a force to reckon with on a weekly basis. Their defense is showing signs of dominance, creating big turnovers, and pressuring opposing quarterbacks at will. Their special teams unit has looked much improved from the miscues and lack of execution the football world saw in Week 1.

The Cowboys, 3-1 at the moment and on top of the NFC East, are definitely looking like playoff contenders these days. With a defining win over the previously undefeated Carolina Panthers, it’s gotten the football world talking about if the Cowboys are indeed the real deal or are they pretenders in the grand scheme of things.

At any rate, expectations are through the roof for what the Cowboys should be able to accomplish this season. On all accounts, they look to be the team to beat within their own division at least, and well, some fans are already believing that the Cowboys quickly went from underachievers over the past few years to being Super Bowl contenders in 2021.

Expectations are high for the Dallas Cowboys but let’s take the season one week at a time

In an article written by Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report, he wrote a brilliant piece on how yes, the Cowboys have indeed made a big leap from what we all saw a few years ago. They’re playing on a whole different level and should be considered to be a top contender this season. However, it’s way too early to start saying they’ll definitely be representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.

At the end of the day, the best thing to do from a fan’s point of view is to simply take the season one week at a time. The Cowboys did their thing to start the season off hot and are continuing to progress and adjust with each passing week. That’s how good football teams develop to become great football teams.

The kinds of teams with high-quality coaching that know how important it is to continue focusing on your strengths but creating key solutions for your weaknesses on a daily basis. If you compare the Cowboys we saw in Week 4 that easily took care of business against the Panthers to the team we saw in Week 1 that almost beat the defending Super Bowl champions, you will see a natural progression.

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A kind of progression that shows the true identity of the Cowboys. One that is all about knowing what to course-correct as the season goes on and continues to push the envelope. While it’s great to see fans and writers believe the Cowboys are indeed turning into a complete club from top to bottom, it’s best to take the season one week at a time, focus on the good, the bad, the ugly each week, and temper expectations. There is still a ton of football left to be played and as always, anything can happen between now and the season’s end when it comes to the Cowboys.