A perfect storm is a particularly bad or critical state of affairs arising from a number of negative and unpredictable factors. It’s as fitting and accurate of a way to describe the Dallas Cowboys 2020 season as there probably is. Negative? CHECK! Unpredictable? CHECK!
I don’t know about you, but I honestly don’t know what to make of the Dallas Cowboys this year. With five games remaining on the schedule they still somehow have a chance at a playoff berth, despite currently being last in the NFC East with a 3-8 losing record. It’s lunacy!
It’s a bit odd to think about it, but 2020 started out pretty promising for the Cowboys. They parted ways with Jason Garrett and brought in a more proven Super Bowl winning Head Coach in Mike McCarthy. Then they added several former Pro Bowl free agents and had one heck of a 2020 NFL Draft. Where exactly did things start going wrong?
Well, some would say injuries are the culprit behind the Dallas Cowboys historically bad 2020 season while others would argue it’s bad luck or bad play. In all honesty, it’s probably a mixture of all three. This conglomeration of negative and unpredictable factors started early and continued to spread as if the COVID-19 pandemic was directly linked with the Cowboys.
We could say it all started with the hiring of Mike McCarthy. Throughout his career he’s been bad luck for the Cowboys as the opposition. Maybe it followed him to Dallas. Or, maybe it started with Gerald McCoy. His season-ending injury in the offseason was a huge blow to the defense and things could’ve just spiraled from there. Who knows? It could be something else entirely.
Maybe saying the Dallas Cowboys were directly linked with COVID wasn’t too far off after all. It’s almost as if they were infected early on with no antidote or vaccine to help set themselves right. Hopefully time to rest and recuperate is all the medicine they need because surprisingly enough this is still a pretty talented team beyond 2020.
As bad as the season has been for the Dallas Cowboys the future still looks pretty bright. The number of players they lost to injuries this year should all return 100% healthy next season and that in itself should raise expectations once again in 2021. That of course won’t help the bad luck and bad play, but that’s hopefully something they are able to leave behind at the seasons end.
For now all we can do is try to enjoy the rest of the Dallas Cowboys 2020 season as best we can. I’m personally going to try to focus more on the positive rather than the negative and I hope you try to do the same as well. Hopefully that will keep us from getting sucked in to the same vortex the Cowboys have this year.