The Dallas Cowboys just might be the most complete team in the NFC

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The win over the Falcons last week moved the Dallas Cowboys to 7-2 with a commanding three-game lead over their NFC East competition. And with a favorable schedule that consists of eight winnable games, the Cowboys can realistically go 15-2 or 14-3! That is the real truth!

But after watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, and Los Angeles Rams lose so badly last weekend (combined with the Cowboys convincing win over the Falcons), the Dallas Cowboys make the case they are the most complete team in the NFC.

With the improved defense and elite offense, the Dallas Cowboys may just be the most complete team in the NFC

It’s a win-win for this team because the more opportunities Dallas’ offense gets the more likely they’re going to score (that means they’re going for it on 4th down, too)

Going into week 11 of the NFL season, one must admit that the Dallas Cowboys have passed the litmus test in every way possible. Yep, even in the losses to the Bucs and the Broncos, Dallas rebounded back quickly with a six-game winning streak and then a blow out win over the Falcons. Remember how the critics kept moving the goal post every week with each opponent to see if Dallas was the real deal?  So what’s next?

Dallas is clearly upholding their end of the bargain. They proved they could hang with the Bucs in Week 1, and they proved the loss to the Broncos was a fluke and just the result of being overconfident.

Honestly, I do not see any defense stopping the receiving corps of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb, Cedrick Wilson, Noah Brown, Dalton Schultz, and Blake Jarwin. Oh, lets not forget about the two-headed monster of Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. My Gawd!

To put this bluntly, Dallas deserves some respect as the best team in the NFC because this team is balling even though they are missing key players on offense and defense.

For example, future Hall of Famer left tackle Tyron Smith missed his second consecutive game with an ankle injury, premier edge rushers DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory are on IR.

When it comes to Dallas’ defense, this opportunistic defense is one of the best in the league in getting the ball. Their 14 interceptions (Diggs leads the NFL with eight)  makes Dallas more lethal because the defense gives the ball back to the number one scoring offense in the league.

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It’s a win-win for this team because the more opportunities Dallas’ offense gets, the more likely they’re going to score (that means they’re going for it on 4th down, too). So if an opposing defense decides to stop Dallas’ run game or play in dime coverage to stop the pass, its “pick your poison” and they lose badly.

Be mindful Dak releases the ball quickly on an average of 2.39. Wow! Good luck stopping this offense with a blitz!

In comparison, no NFC team has the balance of this Dallas team or have the reinforcements that are coming back to make Dallas more formidable. The Green Bay Packers will always be a threat because they have Aaron Rodgers (the Grinch).

But for the first time in many years, Dallas finally has the edge rushers to consistently pressure Rodgers and the offense to score on the Packers defense (Let’s pray if we meet those Packers we will finish them off for good).

Keep in mind that Dak is playing just as good if not better than Rodgers. Now that’s speak volumes about Dak’s quarterback play!

Another positive for Dallas being the most complete team is their depth on both sides of the ball. Nobody, and I mean nobody, foresaw Terence Steele playing this good as a reserve OT. Wide receiver Cedrick Wilson filled in nicely when Michael Gallup was on injured reserve, followed by the reliable Noah Brown and Malik Turner. Then you have tight ends Dalton Schultz and Blake Jarwin! Man…listen…this team loaded.

Besides Armstrong filling in for the edge rushers, Dallas is still waiting on the return of Neville Gallimore and Brent Urban to join fellow linemen Trysten Hill, Osa Odighizuwa, Carlos Watkins and Quinton Bohanna. The secondary has promising contributors in Nahshon Wright, Damontae Kazee and Kelvin Joseph, along with Donovan Wilson, Malik Hooker, Keanu Neal and Jayron Kearse.

For good measure, the Dallas Cowboys defense is 10th in the league in points allowed, combine that with an opportunistic defense and high-powered offense, it’s a recipe for winning. And I did not forget that Dallas’ SOS (strength of schedule) is 1.06. The icing on the cake is Dallas special teams has blocked three punts this season, so that is another layer of positivity.

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Lastly, Dak is playing at an MVP level with good coaching from Kellen Moore and head coach Mike McCarthy, and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is leading the charge for the Dallas Cowboys. Now find me a more complete team and get back to me! BOOM!

  • Published on 11/18/2021 at 17:01 PM
  • Last updated at 11/18/2021 at 13:47 PM