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Cowboys’ Key to a Bounce-Back 2021 is a Healthy Offensive Line

It's no secret that the was a disaster in Dallas.

For all the hope and hype that surrounded the team during the , it all came crashing down early in the year due to .

Massive injuries. Injuries to the team's best and most important players on the offensive side of the ball.

So while the Cowboys have done a decent job of turning over their room during , and will have a top ten pick to find a playmaker for next season, realizes that health is the biggest factor to a bounce-back year.

McCarthy told the media recently that health across the of the upmost importance when trying to win games.

“I learned this in 2000 as the for the Saints: When your starting offensive line lines up and plays 16 games in a row, you're a good football team” – Mike McCarthy.

He's right, of course, but the Cowboys had no luck upfront in 2020.

After remaining intact for the majority of the 2010's, the Cowboys front five fell apart in a bad way last season. started just two games before undergoing surgery, missed the entire season, and was on and off the before missing each of the team's final five games.

Those three star offensive linemen were at the top of the list of why McCarthy chose to come back to the league and coach the Cowboys in 2020, and he made it clear how excited he is to have them back looking ready to go.

“I'm looking forward to lining up and playing with those guys…That was one of the big attractions of the job, frankly, a year and a half ago. And you can't have enough”

The Cowboys have also made sure to have a backup plan in case disaster strikes again. By bringing in they've added a veteran swing who can push and during camp.

With the three foundational pieces across the offensive line back and healthy, and returning to his rightful place as QB1, the is already looking more promising than last year's 6-10 campaign.

Now…let's see if these guys can stay healthy.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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