The Dallas Cowboys are in prime position to win a Super Bowl, but they need to take the necessary steps to make it happen.
For the first time since 1992, the Dallas Cowboys have all of the pieces to win a Super Bowl. Lately, I’ve referenced this period in Cowboys history so much that I’ve personally coined it “The Golden Era” because quite frankly, its the last time this historic franchise has won anything noteworthy.
In 1992 The Cowboys were coming off an 11- win season and a playoff victory over the Chicago Bears in the 1991 playoffs. At the time, the powerful San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills were the favorites to play in the Super Bowl, and the Cowboys were considered a year away from at least playing in an NFC Championship game.
The Cowboys went on to win three Lombardi Trophies in a four-year span. Jimmy knew his talented team were one player away from competing and winning a Super Bowl, and he had to take advantage of it.
Fast forward a quarter century later, and this current Cowboys’ team sits in a similar position. With young, ultra-talented players on both sides of the ball, the Cowboys must seize this rare opportunity and win a Super Bowl.
Plain and simple! PERIOD!
Dallas has one of the best offensive lines in the entire NFL and its anchored by perennial Pro Bowlers like Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, and Travis Frederick-along with La’el Collins and Joe Looney playing solid.
This awesome offensive line blocks and opens up holes for the best running back in the NFL in Ezekiel Elliott (two time rushing champion in a three-year span), protects franchise quarterback Dak Prescott, and the offense has a lethal wide receiving corps in Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Randall Cobb, Tavon Austin, and Jason Witten.
With that being said, Dallas needs to add depth to any position on the offensive side of the ball-like the running back position. Now I do believe rookie running back Tony Pollard is more than capable of handling the load if Zeke is suspended, but I think it will be wise to bring in a veteran running back that can help share the load in the event Zeke is suspended.
When you have all of that offensive prowess, you have to keep it intact and improve on it at the same time. Having a bona fide backup will only increases Dallas’ chances of winning every Sunday and having the edge in close games-especially against divisional foes.
This is the year where Dallas has all of the weapons to do something big and then some. Dallas can ill afford to waste this season fooling around.
When Dallas plays the pathetic New York Giants on September 8th, this team needs to blow them out in every phase of the game and remove all doubt that Dallas is the better team bar none.
And future opponents beware.
And just like on the defensive side of the ball, Dallas needs to sign free agent safety Tre Boston for depth purposes or as a starter if needed. Why stand pat? Start the season with the best roster in the NFL from top to bottom!
If Dallas were to sign Boston, this team will have covered all bases on both sides of the ball. With a dominant pass rush, strong against the run, explosive linebackers, and now an above average secondary to boot, those high-octane offenses will be in serious trouble (New Orleans Saints).
Although this Dallas team is young and talented, this won’t be the same team next season and every team in the NFL changes yearly. When a team of Dallas’ caliber has the opportunity to win a Super Bowl, you have to take full advantage of it right then and there.
With free agency and a hard salary cap in the NFL, there are teams that will sneak up and win 11-14 games because of an easy schedule, new coach, new scheme, a quarterback nobody has tape on, and injuries to better teams.
That’s not Dallas’ issue.
Dallas has drafted well, made savvy trades, and its paid dividends with its marquee talent, but players like Zeke, Dak, Cooper, and cornerback Byron Jones all have to be paid. And linebacker Jaylon Smith is standing on deck for his pay day in the not-so-far distant future.
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Translation: Dallas better win now while their star players are young, productive, and while Jerry Jones has the money to pay them. Also, remember there is no dominant team in the NFC like there is in the AFC where the New England Patriots have an easy path to the Super Bowl on a yearly basis.
Back in 1992, Johnson knew Dallas needed Haley to win a Super Bowl because that was the missing piece to the puzzle. Johnson also knew with free agency on the horizon, Dallas would not have a luxurious roster each and every season.
Johnson traded for Haley and the rest is history.
This Dallas team isn’t as desperate as that one that needed a Haley-type player to make a Super Bowl run, but whatever Jerry and company can do to make it better, it needs to seize this rare opportunity and win the Super Bowl.
- Published on 06/06/2019 at 11:27 AM
- Last updated at 06/06/2019 at 11:27 AM