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Cowboys 2023 Season Preview: Identifying Potential Weaknesses

The made headlines earlier in the year with a couple of trades. These moves signify to the ever-so-loyal fanbase that the team is serious about winning.

Dallas Cowboys Owner is making a statement.

The Cowboys finished the 2022- with a 12-5 record. They beat the in the round. This was their fourth playoff victory since 2003.

Dallas would then fall short against longtime Conference rival the .

The game against the 49ers showed the Cowboys' strengths. However, it also showed their weaknesses.

In a game that ended with an embarrassing drive in a last-second effort, the Cowboys have some holes to fill.

Cowboys moving on from Brett Maher after rough postseason 2

Weakness #1 — Kicker

was money during the for the Cowboys. During the 2022 campaign, he completed 29 field goals out of 32 attempts.

Maher also made 50 extra points out of 53 attempts. Maher didn't find success in the , unfortunately.

The position is one of the most important positions in the game.

One kick can make or break your season. Maher struggled in the . Against Tampa Bay, Maher made one extra point out of five attempts.

He didn't attempt a field goal in this game.

Due to his struggles, the Cowboys had to alter their against San Francisco.

Instead of opting for a field goal in normal circumstances, we saw the Cowboys go for it on 4th down when in field goal range.

With under two minutes left in the first half, the Cowboys were met with their first challenge.

Do they kick the field goal from the 49ers' 35 or go for it? On 4th and 4, decided to go for it. It was a successful call, as scrambled for nine yards obtaining the first down.

Unfortunately, two plays later Prescott threw an interception.

Tied at 6-6 the 49ers were able to get a field goal ending the half up 9-6.

While the Cowboys currently don't have a kicker signed to the team, many fans are split on welcoming back Maher to the team.

Other options include signing Kicker or signing an undrafted rookie.

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Weakness #2 — Turnovers

Dak Prescott only played 12 games this season.

An he sustained to his thumb during kickoff weekend sidelined him for five games. Although only playing 12 games, Prescott threw a career-high 15 interceptions.

Before the 2022-2023 season, his career-high interceptions came during his sophomore year where he threw 13 picks.

A team with aspirations of competing for and winning the has to do a better job of protecting the football.

There could be arguments that Prescott is off the hook for a couple of those picks, as the ball hit the targeted receiver in their hands.

The Dallas Cowboys traded for from the .

This move should help Prescott lower his interception count. Having a player of Cooks's caliber gives Prescott another weapon to utilize.

Addressing these weaknesses is a testament to how serious the Cowboys are with their goal of winning the Super Bowl.

Many games during the 2022-2023 season were decided by a field goal or an interception. Fixing these two issues makes the Cowboys a stronger team.

Jesus Hernandez
Jesus Hernandez
Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys Fan from birth. Based in Los Angeles.

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