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How the Cowboys and Commanders Matchup in 2022

Quarterback: Cowboys

The vs. debate was settled long ago, with the former coming out on top.

Prescott is a top-10 quarterback with a better skill set, while Wentz is hovering around league average. This is no longer a discussion, no matter how much anyone tries to make it one this season.

Running Backs: Cowboys

The Commanders have a solid duo in and J.D. McKissic. However, the pair of and Tony Pollard trumps them.

Elliott and Pollard combined for 2,834 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns compared to just 1,940 combined yards and 14 touchdowns for Gibson and McKissic. Both Elliott and Pollard could arguably start for Washington as well.

Pass-catchers: Cowboys

The vs. Terry McLaurin debate will be a hot topic all season long. But the Cowboys have better depth at this position than the Commanders do.

McLaurin is a solid No. 1 option, but behind him is , who isn’t better than . We’ve yet to see what , Washington’s first-round selection, can do. This isn't even mentioning is a better than Logan Thomas as well.

The better pass-catching group out of these two is in North Texas.

Offensive Line: Cowboys

If the Commanders still had Brandon Scherff, the gap between these two teams would be much closer. However, he left, and his replacement, Andrew Norwell, isn’t as good as him.

Wes Schweitzer is a good option at , but the Cowboys still have the better offensive line. Having Zack Martin and on your team goes a long way, even with a rookie and a first-year starter at .

Defensive Line: Commanders

Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, Chase Young and Montez Sweat comprise an excellent Commanders . Outside of , Dallas lacks talent anywhere close to the stature of these four.

and have potential, but they’re not yet at a level to compete with Allen and Payne. Washington easily takes this.

Linebackers: Cowboys

As with the Eagles linebackers, by himself is better than the Commanders’ entire group. is solid, and Jamin Davis can be better, but Parsons is miles clear of both.

Having doesn’t hurt either, as he’s arguably better than Holcomb. In short, the Cowboys certainly have the better LB group.

Secondary: Cowboys

The Commanders have a good duo in and William Jackson. Kamren Curl is one of the league’s most underrated safeties, too.

On the other side of him is Bobby McCain, who had somewhat of a resurgence in 2021. Dallas has a duo of and , both of whom enjoyed a productive 2021 season.

What sways this battle to the Cowboys is their cornerback depth. Outside of Fuller and Jackson, the Commanders lack depth. Behind and Anthony Brown are Jourdan Lewis and , both of whom are better depth pieces than what Washington has.

You can go either way with this one, but the Cowboys have more to offer.

Nick Coppola
Nick Coppola
Student at the University of Oklahoma. Reporter for OU Daily. Junior Writer for Inside The Star. Contributor for Guns Up Nation.

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siempre

This is an irrelevant way to compare teams.
The offense does not play the other offense…same for defense.
A useful comparison is how the offense compares to the opponent defense …same for opponent offense against Dallas defense.

Timhedrick

Only difference. Cowboys find ways to lose to losers like Washington and Giants be ahead and somehow lose the game

S Jones

Lets all just go draft Alabama D lineman in the first round 7 times in a row.hahaha
Thats all they have, the rest of their team is bottom half of the league
McLaurin us ok though.

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