I don’t think anyone would’ve imagined prior to the start of the 2020 season the Dallas Cowboys would be in the running for one of the worst teams in the entire NFL. This is a team many believed had a roster talented enough to make a strong playoff push, yet here we are not even to the halfway point and it looks as if they’d be lucky to win another game this year.
Based on their 2-5 record, strength of schedule, and standing in the NFC East division the Dallas Cowboys are currently the eighth worst team in the league right now. As such they would have a Top 10 draft pick in 2021, which could realistically end up in the Top 5 due to the historically bad football they’ve been playing this year.
The 0-7 New York Jets currently hold the distinction as the worst team in the NFL, but an argument could be made the Dallas Cowboys have a claim to that title. We can blame it on injuries if we want, but the fact of the matter is they’re just a bad team this year with little to no chance of improving in the second half of the season.
Entering Week 8 the Cowboys will be without their top two QBs forcing them to start Ben DiNucci, a rookie seventh-round draft pick. That’s not even mentioning all the injuries to their offensive line or the fact their defense is playing like one the worst anyone’s seen in the Super Bowl era. Add it up and it’s hard to imagine things getting any better.
I’m usually all for optimism, but I think it’s time we start being realistic about who the Dallas Cowboys are this year. There’s really not one thing they’ve done well all year, which is why their season is circling the drain. Another loss to a division foe next week against the Philadelphia Eagles could all but put an end to their season and in so doing destroy what’s left of the players psyche.
The Dallas Cowboys are a team teetering on a knife’s edge ready to fall into the abyss right now. There are of course a few more winnable games remaining on the schedule, however, it’s going to take them playing better than they have been to put more W’s in the win column. From what I’ve seen this year, I don’t know if they are capable of doing that though.
With all of that in mind, I think it’s very realistic to believe the Dallas Cowboys are in fact the worst team in the NFL. The New York Jets may edge them out based on the win/loss records alone, but even I wouldn’t bet on the Cowboys winning a head-to-head matchup. That’s unfortunately how far they’ve fallen this season.