Dallas Cowboys: The 5 most damaging injuries of 2020

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Dallas Cowboys Injury No. 1

Dak Prescott, QB

Games missed to injury: 11

No injury doomed the Dallas Cowboys more than the one suffered by QB1 Dak Prescott. Even though Dallas was struggling to win games with Prescott, hope remained in Cowboys Nation that the defense could eventually turn things around and the 40-burger offense would get it’s chance down the stretch.

Alas all hope was lost that fateful day against New York. When Dak’s foot went the wrong direction, so did the Dallas Cowboys’ season.  While Andy Dalton was a more-than-capable fill-in, he was never meant to lead the offense long-term and especially not with a depleted offensive line and a historically bad defense.

Dak’s loss had a psychological effect on the team as well. You could see the already struggling defense deflate and enthusiasm for the season crater.  Before injury last season, Dak was second in the NFL in wins above replacement (after Russ Wilson) so it’s safe to say his loss had a significant effect on the team, both tangibly and intangibly.

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The Dallas Cowboys 2020 season is one to forget. The injuries were crippling and their impact cannot be understated. And these were only the tip of the iceberg. The Cowboys top-3 CBs, Chidobe Awuzie, Trevon Diggs, and Anthony Brown all missed time. Sean Lee missed the first quarter of the season which is the time Dallas needed him most given LVE’s injury. And Zack Martin, the last remaining star of the O-line, missed the last five weeks.

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