It’s clear: The Dallas Cowboys need to improve their offense

Dak Prescott #4 of the dallas cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Dak Prescott #4 of the dallas cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

After reviewing the data ,and watching all the defensive free agent star players leave Dallas this offseason, it’s become clear; the Dallas Cowboys need more offense

It sounds counter-intuitive, I know. But we’ve reached the point where no matter what the Dallas Cowboys do to help their defense, it won’t be enough to make them better than they were last year.

On paper, Dallas took a major hit when they lost former All-Pros Byron Jones and Robert Quinn. Jones, Dallas’ unquestioned leader of the secondary and Quinn, the Cowboys’ leading sacker from 2019, both left for bigger deals in free agency. Replacing them were a handful of Hail Mary’s and Next Men Up.

Even if the Dallas Cowboys cluster bomb defense in the NFL Draft (something they’re expected to do), it’s not going to replace the quality of play Jones and Quinn left behind (at least not in Year 1). So the idea of turning the 8-8 Cowboys into a Super Bowl contender simply by replacing a fired coaching staff with another fired coaching staff, and by replacing star players with rookies, is pretty far-fetched. It’s improving the offense that gives the Cowboys their best chance at success.

Having an offensive player capable of elevating the Cowboys offense AND insuring against injury to Amari and/or Michael Gallup isn’t so crazy. It’s enhancing and protecting their only strength.

That doesn’t mean the Dallas Cowboys should avoid defense in the draft. It just means no matter how much they focus on defense in the draft, it’s not going to make the unit more talented than they were last season and if the Cowboys want to improve as a team this season, it’s by improving and protecting their only great unit. Not many people are talking about this but the Dallas Cowboys offense has room for improvement.

The Dallas offense may have ranked No. 1 in yards, but yards don’t win games – points do. And in points, the Cowboys finished just sixth in the NFL averaging 27 points per game. In fact, they had three games they failed to score more than 10 points (all losses and all against teams that scored less than 18 points).

In other words, If Dallas could have just scored a paltry 18 points in each these games, they would have finished 11-5 instead of 8-8. Let that sink in.