More

    Cowboys Offense Is Way Better Than Given Credit For

    The are in a rough slump. After getting off to one of the hottest starts in recent team with a 3-0 record, their momentum has swung as they've lost two straight games. To make matters worse, both losses have come against the only two winning teams they've faced all season. The narrative that the Cowboys can only win against losing teams is one of the most popular among football fans and it isn't going away until they're able to prove otherwise.

    It doesn't help that they were outscored in New Orleans versus a -less that failed to score a single touchdown. Even less helpful is the fact that Dak Prescott threw three interceptions as the Cowboys fell – once again – to the in Dallas. Simply put, it's been a bad couple of weeks for the Dallas Cowboys.

    However, let's take a deep breath and take a realistic look at where the 2019 Cowboys stand. Despite the frustration has gone through over the past two weeks, it's not even mid-season yet. The Cowboys have a winning record at 3-2 and remain one of the better teams in the conference.

    And whether you want to believe it or not, their offense is among the league's best.

    - Advertisement -

    Sure, it's hard to get over the three times they turned the ball over last Sunday. It's not an easy job to forget the fact that the Cowboys were losing 17-0 at halftime in a game in which they were favored.

    Let's take a look at the facts, though. This unit has been efficient. Based on offensive DVOA (which evaluates how efficient an offense is compared to the rest of the league considering similar situations and rivals), the Cowboys rank #1 through the first five weeks of the season. While they're not likely to remain the league's best in this category for the rest of the year, it's a pretty strong indicator of how well Kellen Moore's offense has been of moving the chains and marching down the field.

    - Advertisement -

    In fact, they've been so efficient that this third down stat has them atop the league, as well.

    While many are concerned about how any team fares on third down (often referred to as “the money down”) how often does the team have to play on third down is just as revealing, if not more.

    The Cowboys are the team with the lowest third down attempts in the entire NFL. This speaks volumes to what the Cowboys have done on first and second down. Dak Prescott, by the way, leads the NFL in yards per attempt with 9.4. has dealt with a few key drops, but has played outstanding football otherwise. His route running is nothing short of elite. has also been playing at a great level for a second-year receiver despite losing some playing time due to .

    Last but not least, let's talk about . The Cowboys 's yards total versus Green Bay might not look attractive. 62 yards might not be satisfactory for plenty of Zeke fans out there, but take into account that he actually averaged over five yards per carry. The Cowboys had to abandon the run early in the game as they began trailing. Game situations matter so much. Elliott isn't playing bad football at all.

    As the Cowboys prepare themselves to face a winless team, expect them to bounce back. Dallas' offense is very good but has had a rough couple of games. This is a good chance to have a “get right” game. The upcoming stretch will be tough for the Cowboys, but they have a chance to position themselves as one of the league's best if they take advantage of it.

    spot_imgspot_imgspot_img
    Mauricio Rodriguez
    Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
    I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

    Latest

    Like it or Not, It’s Time to Give the Front Office Credit

    All of a sudden the Cowboys have won three...

    Brett Maher Continues to Kick With Confidence

    A topic of conversation throughout the offseason was who...

    Is It Time For Dallas To Trust Cooper Rush?

    Now that Quarterback Cooper Rush is 4-0, lots of...

    DAL 25, WAS 10: Defense Dominates Commanders to Earn 3rd Straight Victory

    Four field goals by Brett Maher and touchdowns from...

    Newsletter

    Daily Cowboys News in Your Inbox
    Name:*
    Your email address:*
    Please enter all required fields Click to hide
    Correct invalid entries Click to hide

    Don't miss

    Like it or Not, It’s Time to Give the Front Office Credit

    All of a sudden the Cowboys have won three...

    Brett Maher Continues to Kick With Confidence

    A topic of conversation throughout the offseason was who...

    Is It Time For Dallas To Trust Cooper Rush?

    Now that Quarterback Cooper Rush is 4-0, lots of...

    DAL 25, WAS 10: Defense Dominates Commanders to Earn 3rd Straight Victory

    Four field goals by Brett Maher and touchdowns from...

    Halftime Report: WR Michael Gallup Scores in his Return, Cowboys Lead Commanders 12-7

    After two-quarters of a classic-NFC East battle, the Dallas...

    How Kellen Moore Has Redeemed Himself

    During week one, the Dallas Cowboys faced off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In a game that many assumed would be high scoring, the...

    Is Rush Hour Almost Over? Jerry Jones Suggests It Might Be

    Earlier in the week, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones indicated on the radio that starting quarterback Dak Prescott is only a week or two away...

    Mike McCarthy Was Right: This Team Is Resilient

    Over two weeks ago, Cowboys fans sat in horror as Dak Prescott ran off the field late in the fourth quarter of the season...