Whether you agree or disagree with the decisions the front office has made since January, I think we can all say that the Dallas Cowboys’ 2022 offseason has been quite tumultuous. From the potential of the offensive and defensive coordinators leaving to Sean Payton rumors to trading Amari Cooper for pennies to multiple injuries, a lot has happened.
To the average human, it’s safe to argue that there’s been some good and some bad. But FOX’s sports personality Colin Cowherd isn’t the average person. He’s paid to give opinions. His opinion about the Cowboys’ offseason is that no other team in the entire league had a worse display of business decisions than Dallas.
"“Of the 32 NFL teams, nobody from the end of last year until [yesterday] with this news has had a worse offseason. And I do not believe it’s bad luck. I think it’s bad business.”"
Like many, Cowherd stressed that this organization needs “a fresh set of non-Jones eyes” in the front office for any real change to be made. In seven months, the front office watched this team lose both tackles, lose two productive wide receivers, lose a top pass rusher, continue to trust a declining Ezekiel Elliott, sit by as Michael Gallup rehabs from injury, and lose a potential Gallup replacement in James Washington.
Colin Cowherd roasts the Cowboys for their ‘bad business’ offseason and says the team needs a fresh set on ‘non-Jones eyes’
What really frustrated Cowherd was that Jerry Jones’s answer for a major injury to Tyron Smith was to say the team rides through Elliott. How can an owner be relying on a declining running back in the year 2022?
The front office, in Cowherd’s eyes, simply didn’t do enough to help this team. They knew about Smith’s durability issues. Cowherd explained that Prescott was a .500 quarterback in his last two seasons in games without Smith. His passer rating dropped from 108 to 95.1 without the All-Pro tackle.
The FOX broadcaster makes a parallel to other teams to show why this is an issue specific to the Cowboys. Cowherd mentions that teams often lose key players, but it isn’t necessarily detrimental to the season. Why? Because of the coach and the quarterback.
The Green Bay Packers lost Jaire Alexander, David Bakhtiari, and Za’Darius Smith last year and Aaron Rodgers still led them to a No. 1 seed. The Baltimore Ravens virtually fell apart with major positional losses, but the combination of John Harbaugh’s coaching and Lamar Jackson’s ability kept them alive.
Cowherd thinks Prescott is decent but has no faith in Mike McCarthy. He doesn’t believe the two of them can save a team that has lost so many elements this offseason.
A comparison was made that will certainly not sit well with Cowboys Nation.
"“The Cowboys are becoming the Raiders. With Al Davis aging and Jerry aging. They’re out of touch. They are playing catch up.”"
Do you agree with Cowherd or is it a harsh exaggeration?