Is it Even Worth it for the Cowboys to Make the Playoffs?

    This was not the way the or their fans expected the to unfold. After going 10-6 and winning the East last season, the expectations for this franchise going forward went up by leaps and bounds. The season started off fantastic as the Cowboys began 3-0. However, they've lost eight of their last 12 games since which has included two three-game losing streaks. At 7-8 they're currently on the outside looking in as far as the are concerned.

    The Cowboys need some help if they're going to make it to the postseason. They need to beat the on Sunday and hope that the beat the . Frustrating truth for a team that led the division all season long before their loss to the .

    Offensively, the Cowboys have gotten big contributions from their most important weapons. will finish just shy of 5,000 yards passing, and are each over 1,000 yards receiving, and All-Pro will finish with around 1,300 yards and double-digit touchdowns. All this has led to the Cowboys being second in passing yards, eighth in rushing yards, and the top-ranked overall. However, they're only 17th in touchdown percentage in the and eighth in points per game. The Cowboys offense has been good from 20 to 20 but they don't score a lot of touchdowns in the red zone and have to settle for field goals. No consistency.

    On , the Cowboys have regressed from the top-seven unit they were in 2018. They've fallen behind 31-3 to the , 21-3 to the then 0-4 , and 24-7 to the Bears. On the other hand, they've also had games where the defense has shut down opponents. They held the to six points, the to 12, and the to 13. They only consistency they've shown is being inconsistent.

    If all the stars align and the Cowboys do make the playoffs their opponent will be either the or . The 49ers are second in total defense, second in scoring offense, second in rushing yards, and sixth in total offense. The Seahawks are third in rushing, seventh in total offense, and in the top 10 in scoring. Either would be very difficult to beat for the Cowboys even if they played elite-level football, which they haven't proven they can do consistently all season.

    The likelihood of the Cowboys making the playoffs is slim but even if they do can there be any real confidence they could advance past the 49ers or Seahawks? You never know which version of this team you're going to get. Time and time again this season they've started slowly and I don't feel they could overcome that against either of their potential playoff opponents. The Cowboys would be losers in four of their final six games heading into the postseason which doesn't leave a lot of hope for a deep playoff run. How will all this play out? We'll know this Sunday.


    Matthew Lenix
    Matthew Lenix
    I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.


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    Conrad Hall

    Not happy with season and it time to let Jason go

    Andrea Berkey- Gambino

    Such a frustrating season for us. We should’ve played so much more efficiently. It’s not that we don’t have the talent, we do. It’s our coaching just SUCKS. Jason Garrett needs to go already. He may have been an adequate coach at some point but we need better now. It’s time to move on for our future. Everyone is on the it’s all Daks fault bandwagon and I can’t get on board. He’s talented and it’s never just one person’s fault!