The year 2020 has brought an onslaught of things to deal with and for the Dallas Cowboys, it’s no different. As they sit 2-4 on the season, it seems nothing can go in their favor with injuries all over the team. As football is one of the most common sports to bet on in the USA, all eyes are on this Dallas NFL team. The Cowboys sit in first place in the lowly NFC East, despite what’s been going wrong with the team. In total, the NFC has five total wins with the Cowboys owning 40% of them. Yet, the Dallas Cowboys have been producing streaks of poor performances. We take a look at whether the Dallas Cowboys can recover from what has been a dismal season so far.
The Injuries Keep Rolling In
As we reach Week 7, the Cowboys will seriously need to step up their game. However, that is easier said than done, taking into account all the injuries that have plagued the team. Their defense has taken a knock along with players such as Dak Prescott, Tyron Smith, La’el Collins, Joe Looney, and Blake Jarwin. It’s difficult to word how devastating Dak Prescott’s injury is to the Cowboys. Along with his leadership and playmaking ability, losing Prescott is a further setback for the team.
It doesn’t help to only fret about what's going wrong, this is also crunch time to focus on the positive traits that can be built on. Some believe that the Cowboys can win with Andy Dalton in the quarterback position now with Dak Prescott out of action. The Cowboys defense is a big concern and in order to protect the defense, they will have to diligently eliminate the negative plays and increase their time of possession by running the ball with someone like Ezekiel Elliott.
Their next two games are divisional matchups against Washington and the Philadelphia Eagles. With players calling out coaching staff for their inability to provide adequate training and strategies, it will be hard to get the players in the right frame of mind. At this point, it doesn’t help to waste time wondering where to place blame for their performance. We could argue that it’s down to player effort, the complexity of the scheme, or simply talent. However, right now, it’s important to question where the team can go from here. What are they willing to do to turn things around?
The Dallas Cowboys Coaching Woes
Without beating around the bush, it is clear that the Dallas Cowboys face serious coaching problems. Depending on which side of the coin you want to see it, Head Coach Mike McCarthy faces severe scrutiny. It appears that McCarthy doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to relationships with the players. Recently, Dallas Cowboys players have anonymously spoken out about the coaching staff, including McCarthy. The latest news to come out of the Dallas Cowboys’ camp also shows that there is a breakdown in communication on the field and in the locker room.
It seems that the solution is very clear and easy to consider. Yet, it appears as if the Dallas Cowboys are hoping their problems will go away on its own. Mike McCarthy needs to move with the times, adapt, or die, and it honestly feels like the latter is taking place. The Dallas Cowboys need a coaching staff that is truly fit for the job.
Some Positive News
In some lighter news, Randy Gregory is back on the Cowboys’ active roster. The team will be grateful for all the help that they can get. Here’s to hoping that Gregory can help improve the team’s defense. He joins Aldon Smith (4.5 sacks), DeMarcus Lawrence (1 sack), and Everson Griffen (0 sacks).
In other roster news, the Dallas Cowboys waived two players, including cornerback Saivion Smith and WR Ventell Bryant who was injured during training camp. With all the latest events to take place, it’s going to take some thorough scrutiny of the team and guts to implement the necessary changes that the Dallas Cowboys are in dire need of.