Dallas Cowboys: Where Madden 20 went wrong with their ratings

Demarcus Lawrence #90 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Electronic Arts, commonly known as EA, came out with their player ratings for Madden 20 on Monday. For a football player, these ratings possess little value to how they play, but they do ignite some motivation if they feel they got cheated. Many Dallas Cowboys players fell victim to EA this time around.

This is an encouraging time for football fans. Training camp is set to begin soon, fans will start to receive objective journalism with their unhealthy dose of constant poor hot takes, and the new football video game is on the cusp of being released. Madden 20 is set to release as early as August 2nd.

At the beginning of every Madden season, the most noise created by fans and players are almost always their player ratings. Every player perceives their rating to be higher than what EA gives them. That was common for many Cowboys this time around.

The prominent of the voices was DeMarcus Lawrence who was given an 89 overall. Lawrence was not pleased with his rating asking for Cowboys Nation to strike against Madden. Tall orders from the All-Pro Defensive End.

We will be discussing whether Lawrence was deserving of this rating later in the article, but to say a number on a video game got the best of a football player is an understatement. It’s crazy how a value several game developers assign to a person will cause a reaction as such.

Today, I’ll be diving into player ratings and deciding if EA hit or missed on the number.