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2020 Season a Complete Organizational Failure for the Dallas Cowboys

The for the Dallas Cowboys has gotten off to a disastrous start. And that may be an understatement. Everything that could go wrong for the Dallas Cowboys has gone wrong in 2020. They've struggled to overcome in 2020 and even before losing key players were a dichotomy.

It's gotten to the point where there are no answers coming this season. Even as they sit in first place, there's zero hope that this thing is going to get better. Actually, it may get worse and much worse before it gets better. Looking at the rest of the schedule, it's hard to envision it getting any better.

This has been an abject failure from the top of the organization (Jerry Jones) to bottom (the players).

The owns part of this failure by not fully investing in working to fix a that wasn't good in 2019, but has become historically bad in 2020. The issues that were revealed by the and Los Angeles Rams during the 2018 season are still issues. And while the players certainly carry some of the water, the inability and unwillingness of the front office to make a serious investment on the interior of the or at continues to show up, every single week.

Yes, they made an effort to bring in veteran to help this team improve on the defensive side of the football, but those efforts have largely been fruitless aside from . never played a down for the Cowboys. DontariPoe has struggled to provide much through the first six games of the season. hasn't lived up to the expectations most had when the Cowboys signed him this summer. has been a shadow of the player we saw with the .

The front office has struggled to find defensive players in the draft that could be long-term impact players and that's starting to show. Though we like , it's hard to expect a rookie to come in at cornerback and be a shutdown corner. There are other players that we like, but who knows if they'll pan out. The fact that their defensive heavy draft of 2017 (Taco Charlton, , , Xavier Woods) could likely produce zero players who will see a second contract is a problem. The front office has struggled to find defensive players with much consistency and we're seeing the toll that's taking on this team.

On the field, the players who are supposed to be the stars of this team are failing to play up to their potential. continues to struggle ball security. and continue to struggle getting off blocks and making an impact in the . DeMarcus Lawrence hasn't been consistent through the first six games of the season. continues to struggle with drops.

Offensively it's probably not going to get much better this week as they face one of the best defensive fronts in the in the Washington Football Team. The Cowboys is struggling incredibly right now and depending on how long will remain in concussion protocol, those struggles will continue.

wasn't great on Monday Night against the , but changing your isn't going to help things if you can't block anybody. Changing your quarterback situation isn't going to matter if you have a defense that provides as much resistance as a chain link fence during a flood.

They may have a problem on both sides of the football but there's also a talent issue, especially on defense. Six games into a coaching tenure under these circumstances makes it incredibly difficult to evaluate the . The reality is, that this defense isn't working.

Though you never want to give up on a season six games in, there isn't much to be optimistic about moving forward.

With as many players that are potential free agents as the Cowboys have on defense heading into 2021, there's little hope that they can turn it around in one . Though there will certainly be an opportunity to upgrade at a couple positions in free agency or the draft, they won't be able to upgrade everywhere in just one offseason. That means we're probably in for a long run of historically bad defensive play moving forward.

John Williams
John Williams
Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could. Make sure you check out the Inside The Cowboys Podcast featuring John Williams and other analysts following America's Team.

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