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Health the Biggest Key to the Dallas Cowboys 2021 Aspirations

Luck goes a long way toward winning a . Yes, you have to be talented and well-coached, but a team has to find a way to get to the and beyond with a reasonable amount of health.

The didn't have any of that luck. Instead, they were one of the most injured teams in football. Only the , , and lost more games to of players of import than the did last season per Football Outsiders. The records reflect just how important injury luck is to a team's chances at winning.

With a few weeks remaining until , the Cowboys are entering the Summer with a lot of optimism regarding the health of this team.

is back and looks ready to go. and are projected to be ready to start week one against the . is healthy and has a full to prepare for the season. Even new addition looks recovered from his 2020 Achilles tear.

All things are looking up for the Cowboys as they look to rebound from a disappointing . But they'll need that health to maintain throughout the season to be ready to compete. happen. It's inevitable, but the Cowboys won't be able to withstand the same amount of injuries like they did last year and hope to contend.

Keeping Dak Prescott upright and most of the intact will be huge for the Cowboys' chances to contend in the and the NFL. Even without their star offensive linemen and terrible defensive performance, the Cowboys were still competitive. Yes, they had a losing record at 1-3, but they were staying in games.

The Cowboys were one of the most injury-riddled teams in the NFL in 2020, and it showed. Often playing their fourth and fifth offensive tackles and as many as four quarterbacks, there was little chance they would be able to compete. However, if they can get a reversal of fortunes in 2021, the Cowboys will be among the best teams in the NFL.

John Williams
John Williams
Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could. Make sure you check out the Inside The Cowboys Podcast featuring John Williams and other analysts following America's Team.

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