3. Scoring Rate & Field Position
If you're just trying to look at yards or touchdowns, the Dallas offense isn't nearly as impressive as you might expect for a team that has scored 70 points through two games. But that's because the defense and special teams are making things so easy on the offense.
The Cowboys have an average starting field position of their own 35.6 yard line — which is the best in the NFL. Nobody else has an average at even the 35.0, and only 12 teams even have an average of their own 30 or better.
Dak Prescott and company have also been absurdly good at taking advantage of this scoring position. Dallas has come away with points on 57.1% of their drives. When they touch the ball, the O is scoring points more often than not. That is not normal.
The league average so far in 2023 is to score on 37.8% of your drives, and in 2022 the best rate in the NFL was the Kansas City Chiefs’ 46.4% (while the league average was 36.2%).
Of course, this speaks to more than just the strength of the offense. The defense is getting stops and turnovers. The special teams is pinning opponents deep and maximizing our field position (as well as converting field goals). And the offense is taking care of the rest at an absurdly efficient rate.