It’s that really frustrating time in the calendar year for football fans where the 2021 season is behind us, the draft is done, free agents are mostly taken, but the season is still two months away. While we know a lot more about what the Dallas Cowboys‘ 2022 season may look like now than we did back in January, everything we think will happen at this point is simply a guess.
We can throw out bold predictions all day long, but who knows what of them will come true. But until we get more information from training camp and preseason games, hot takes are all we have.
Bleacher Report writer Alex Ballentine decided to make some bold predictions of his own for the Cowboys’ upcoming season. In a recent article, he came up with three hot takes that he thinks could come true for Dallas.
As every football fan knows, you truly never know what is going to happen in a season. Think about how many people really thought the Cincinnati Bengals would make the Super Bowl in July of last year. Probably not very many. Ballentine’s thoughts are bold, but they are also possible. Let’s break down the list and see what we think about his bold guesses.
Breaking down Bleacher Report’s three hot takes for the Cowboys this season
1. “Dak Prescott Doesn’t Lose A Step”
There is a large portion of Cowboys fans who love to hate Dak Prescott. But the reality is that he is a top 10 quarterback in this league. After spending an entire offseason recovering from a brutal ankle injury, the Cowboys QB came back to pass for 4,449 and break Tony Romo’s single-season touchdown record. He did this all with limited mobility and a calf strain.
Now that he’s fully healthy and the coaching staff is ready to let him be the more versatile quarterback we saw in his first three years, it’s absolutely possible that Prescott can have another great year in 2022. In order to do so, he needs to prove he can lead his team further in the playoffs.
"The lack of playoff success is still frustrating, sure. But Prescott showed in 2021 that he is capable of getting the team to the postseason and showcased a new level of command of the offense. Now he’s going to have to do what all quarterbacks do when their big contracts start to kick in. He’s going to have to continue to be elite with a worse supporting cast."
Prescott did lose Amari Cooper, but with CeeDee Lamb, Dalton Schultz, and eventually Michael Gallup at his disposable (plus increased rushing plays), he should be much improved this season.