Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboys: Postseason success coming?

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The city of Dallas is yearning for a championship victory parade and fans everywhere just want a reason to celebrate. You see, the last championship within the city was back in 2011 when the Dallas Mavericks hosted the Larry O’Brien trophy. The next closest thing to a title was last summer when the Dallas Stars lost in the Stanley Cup to the Tampa Bay Lighting.

Do the Dallas Mavericks or Dallas Cowboys have the better opportunity to bring the city to the promise land?

When breaking down each teams chances, we can largely assume that the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars will be left off the list. No offense to both teams, but both the two organizations are experiencing a sort of rebuilding mode. Yes the Stars are not in as big as a hole as the Rangers, they still have a ton of questions to answer.

Basically we will break down Luka Doncic’s team and contrast them to Dak Prescott and company.

It is only fair we start with America’s team since the NFL season is just getting started.

When breaking down the Cowboys’ chances at a Super Bowl, we must take a deep look into the squad’s overall roster and then compare them to the rest of the field.

Let us first examine the offensive side of the ball. In contrast to other teams, the Cowboys are dominant when it comes to their receiving core. They have a talented Prop Bowler in Amari Cooper and a reliable receiver in Michael Gallup. Oh, let us not forget Ceedee Lamb. Basically, Prescott has a ton weapons.

Along with that, the offense has most of its offensive line men back. This is good news for Zeke, as he looks to get back on track. With everyone on board, the team should have not problem putting up points on the board.

On the other side of the ball, there is a ton of uncertainty. The Cowboys must first address the defensive line. Besides, Demarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory, there is no else on the line that can put press on the quarterback.

Transition to the middle and there a ton of young players at the linebacker position.

Go even more back even more and the secondary still remains unclear. Besides Trevon Diggs, no one else has shown much promise.

The biggest question for the defense will be, can Dan Quinn turn the team around?

Compare the team to the rest of the field and I believe Dallas is a top four in the NFC, but overall they are probably a top ten. Dallas is the best team in their division, no doubt about that. Now if you compare to teams like the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs, that is a different story.

I do believe the Cowboys will make the playoffs, now if you have hope they will make a deep run then that is a different story to discuss. There is still a ton of work coaching wise and defensively to assume they will go far.

Could the same story be told about the Dallas Mavericks? Possibly.

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The difference between both teams is that the basketball gods gifted the Mavs with a top five player at their sport.

There is no doubt about it, Luka Doncic can ball. Had it not been for the Los Angeles Clippers, who knows what more Doncic could have done in the playoffs the past two years.

Like the Cowboys, the Mavericks are going through a coaching change. The difference is that their transition occurred at the head coaching position.

Former Mav Jason Kidd has taken over the realms of the team and the pressure will be on him.

Kidd laid a solid foundation for the Milwaukee Bucks when he was over there, the difference is that Dallas is already in a position to win.

Not much has changed this offseason though, Marc Cuban at most added a young developing center and a couple of wing guards.

However, all Dallas knows is you can’t argue against Doncic. While the team struggled to give him some scoring options, the Mavs star is still going to continue doing his thing.

If Kristaps Porzingis can get back to form, then the team is for sure a top  four team in the West. However if KP continues to struggle then the Mavericks will have a tough time overcoming top teams such as the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers.

Defensively, the Mavs got better but I am not sure it is enough to overcome the big men in the Western Conference.

Still, I think players like Tim Hardaway Jr. and Maxi Kleber will continue to develop. Oh and who can forget the Goran Dragic saga. His presence would help tremendously.

On paper the Dallas Cowboys are better than the Mavs, but overall I’d give the Mavericks the edge.

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Basically Cuban’s crew is more than likely a guaranteed lock for the playoffs, in contrast to their football counterparts. Another reason I am leaning toward the basketball side is in part to the glory of having a top player in the league.

If you ask me both teams are almost close to the same level, but one team has a better shot at a championship due to their past success and ability to obtain a future hall of famer.