The Dallas Cowboys offensive line and having an explosive offense
Firstly, Coach Big Mac committing to the run does not mean this offense will run more than pass. The interpretation I have is that Dallas’ offense will be more balanced with running/passing because under former offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, the offense would run and pass at the wrong times based off of down and distance. But this starts with the Dallas Cowboys putting their best five offensive linemen out there.
Sport DFW’s Dan Ruppert does a great job breaking down the mystery of the Dallas Cowboys offensive line
There is no need to make this difficult when they have the horses to win the race. The game is won and lost in the trenches and featuring the best players will allow Tony Pollard and company to be successful and open up the much anticipated passing game. The sooner this is figured out the Dallas Cowboys can count this off their to-do list.
A talented offensive line is the cornerstone for success, it protects Dak Prescott, create running lanes, and themselves as the bullies in the trenches. Those opposing defensive lineman do not want to battle those massive elephants late in the fourth quarter when they gassed out.
The Dallas Cowboys can put the nail in the coffin on any team because it has the ability to sustain long 10 plus-play drives that eats up clock and keeps the defense fresh. It is the same play book for Dallas’ Super Bowl-winning teams of the 1990’s.
Now that Brandin Cooks will line up opposite CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup, the offense must regain its title as one of the best receiving corps in the game. Of course, this depends on Gallup returning to his old form and second year wideout Jalen Tolbert improves.
Even if they improve marginally from last season’s down year, then the Dallas Cowboys offense will be much better than last season’s offense that averaged almost 28 points per game.
Yes, this is the same high scoring offense whose receivers ranked almost last in separation. So, imagine what the positives will be if there is an uptick in performance from Gallup and Tolbert. Further, the Dallas Cowboys have high expectations of their quartet of young tight ends in Jake Ferguson, Peyton Hendershot, Sean McKeon, and rookie Luke Schoonmaker.
All four tight ends are really good pass catchers and love to get physical in the trenches. Along with running back Tony Pollard being the true “X” factor on offense, the tight end group is next in line because they can cause so many mismatches as receiving threats. In order to reach the Super Bowl, the Dallas Cowboys offensive brain trust must employ all of their offensive weapons to their maximum potential.
It must be noted that the Dallas Cowboys have done a fantastic job in drafting versatile tight ends. The scouting department knows what it is looking for.
The offensive talent is there to exploit opponents’ weaknesses, the defense is top-10 with a knack for creating turnovers, and Coach Big Mac knows how to win a Super Bowl.
The blueprint is there but its time that the Dallas Cowboys put it to use in 2023.