The Dallas Cowboys haven't faced any adversity over the first two weeks of season. That's an extreme rarity in the NFL, but the Cowboys have announced themselves as Super Bowl contenders by pummeling both the Giants and Jets.
Dak Prescott is back to being an efficient quarterback, the defense is on an historic pace and showing no signs of slowing down, CeeDee Lamb looks like a top-five WR, and Micah Parsons might force himself into the MVP conversation.
It's been nothing but sunshine and rainbows in Dallas thus far, and the front office deserves a lot of the credit for that. Some of their moves this offseason were criticized, but these three in particular are already paying off.
NOTE: The trades for Stephon Gilmore and Brandin Cooks are obvious hits, so we'll focus our attention on other decisions.
3. Signing Brandon Aubrey to replace Brett Maher
Who would've thought, right? Maher's fate was sealed before Dallas was eliminated from the postseason last year. Signing Aubrey didn't move the needle for the fan base, the majority of which wanted the front office to target a veteran with playoff experience.
The Cowboys bypassed multiple opportunities to do just that. Brandon McManus was traded from Denver to Jacksonville, while Robbie Gould and Mason Crosby are still free agents, and vets Nick Folk, Dustin Hopkins and Wil Lutz were all traded to new teams.
And yet, Aubrey is outperforming all of them. The former Birmingham Stallion leads all kickers in points and touchbacks. His seven field goals are the most in the NFL, and his range seemingly is unlimited after he made a 55-yarder with plenty of room to spare against the Jets.
In doing so, Aubrey became the first kicker in Cowboys history to make his first seven field goal attempts. Panic undoubtedly settled in after Aubrey missed his first extra point, but he hasn't put a foot wrong since.
It's a long season, but Aubrey has earned our trust and looks like a great find.