3 Cowboys on Thin Ice Heading Into Hardest Stretch on 2023 Schedule

These Cowboys need strong performances over this difficult stretch

Dak Prescott is third in MVP odds but faces questions about whether he can beat the best teams in the NFL
Dak Prescott is third in MVP odds but faces questions about whether he can beat the best teams in the NFL / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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The Cowboys are surging with three straight 20+ point wins as Dak Prescott is emerging as an MVP candidate and Dallas looks like one of the NFL's most complete teams.

That being said, a brutal stretch awaits America's team with games against the Seahawks, Eagles, Bills, Dolphins and Lions on the horizon consecutively. The Cowboys' knock has been whether they can beat great teams or just beat up on bottom-feeders, so this will be a critical test for Dallas' Super Bowl dreams.

With that in mind, let's look at three Cowboys on thin ice entering the most difficult portion of their schedule.

3 Cowboys on Thin Ice Heading Into Hardest Stretch on 2023 Schedule

1. Dak Prescott - QB

This may seem counterintuitive, given how well Prescott is playing. However, he'll be on thin ice until he beats a difficult opponent.

He came close to beating the Eagles earlier this month, finishing with 374 passing yards and three TDs, but his final pass to CeeDee Lamb didn't cross the goal line and the Cowboys fell short. That came just a few weeks after a rough performance against the 49ers, when Dak completed just 14 of 24 passes for 153 yards with three interceptions in an embarrassing loss.

Dak has been magnificent overall since the 49ers game, so he doesn't truly deserve to be on thin ice. Sometimes life isn't fair though, and he needs to beat quality teams to prove the Cowboys have a legitimate shot at a championship.

His recent efforts haven't gone unnoticed, as Prescott is now the consensus third-favorite to win NFL MVP. If he makes it through this upcoming gauntlet unscathed, the award might be his to lose. If he doesn't, Dallas may have some difficult questions to answer this offseason.

Prescott isn't the only offensive player on thin ice, as you'll see on the next page.

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