We can finally close the book on the Dallas Cowboys 2020 season. The New York Giants saw to that yesterday afternoon with the 23-19 victory over the Cowboys. It’s no doubt been a disappointing season, but Dallas’ future still looks surprisingly bright despite everything that went wrong this year.
With the 2020 season now behind us we can now start focusing more on the future. I’m personally really excited about the offseason and all that can happen to hopefully make the Dallas Cowboys a better team moving forward. Before we go full offseason mode though, let’s get to this week’s edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
Dalton Schultz capped off his 2020 season as an unexpected starter with seven catches for 70 yards. He was the Dallas Cowboys most reliable target in Week 17 against the New York Giants and ended up leading the team in not only catches, but receiving yards as well. He was the good for me from the Cowboys season finale. Moving forward it will be really interesting to see how both he and Blake Jarwin will coexist next season.
After throwing for 377 passing yards and three touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17 Andy Dalton was expected to pick up where he left off in the Dallas Cowboys season finale against the New York Giants. Sadly, that wasn’t the case. He was off target with a lot of his throws all afternoon, several of which went right into the hands of Giants defenders. If he would’ve played anywhere close to the way he did last week it likely would’ve resulted in a Cowboys victory.
The entire season finale for the Dallas Cowboys was pretty ugly, but ultimately I think Mike McCarthy’s decision not to challenge Austin Pettis’ catch late in the game was the reason they lost to the Giants. That catch ended up resulting in a Giants field goal, putting them ahead for points. On the Cowboys next possession they were able to drive down the field into FG range, but had to try to score a touchdown instead. We all know how that ended…an Andy Dalton INT.