All of a sudden the Cowboys have won three straight games and sit at 3-1 after a nightmare start week one against Tampa Bay that had fans melting down.
A lot has gone right for the Cowboys over the past three weeks and it is no accident, the roster that Jerry, Stephen, and Will McClay have put together is deep, complete, and proving fans wrong.
The powers that be inside the front office made unpopular decisions over the offseason. Trading away Amari Cooper, letting Randy Gregory, Cedrick Wilson, and La’el Collins walk in free agency, giving Cooper Rush the nod for QB2, and bringing back Brett Maher to kick just to name a few.
All of these were questioned by fans and media familiar with the team and so far, we have simply been wrong.
Cooper Rush has proven that he was the right decision going 3-0 in Dak Prescott’s absence and keeping the Cowboys’ season alive. Noah Brown, who was spoken very highly of in training camp, has filled the void of receiver depth. Without Randy Gregory, the Cowboys have the most sacks in the NFL and guys like Dorance Armstrong and Quinton Bohanna are stepping up on the interior of that defensive line.
Cedrick Wilson has done nothing for the Dolphins so far with just two receptions so far this season and I don’t think anyone is missing La’el Collins too much on the offensive line.
The roster that Jerry, Stephen, and Will McClay have built has proven to be one of the more complete rosters in the NFC. Despite Dak Prescott, Michael Gallup, Connor McGovern, Dalton Shultz, Tyron Smith, and even Jayron Kearse all suffering injuries; the Cowboys are finding ways to win.
The front office trusted CeeDee Lamb to be the No. 1 guy on the outside to replace Amari Cooper. In the last two games, Lamb has 14 receptions for 184 yards and two touchdowns.
They have been high on Dorance Armstrong since drafting him in 2018; he has three sacks and three tackles for loss this season.
Their first-round draft pick, Tyler Smith, has impressed and Brett Maher is 10 for 11 on field goals with his only miss coming from 59 yards. Most importantly, they named Cooper Rush as Dak’s backup and he has yet to lose an NFL start.
Like it or not, you have to acknowledge the personnel decisions that the front office has made for this roster and give them credit.
Now the Cowboys are gaining reinforcements as Gallup returned against the Commanders catching two passes and a touchdown, Connor McGovern is back and Jason Peters is getting more run on the o-line, and Dak Prescott is eyeing a week five return against the Rams.
The Cowboys season is not lost, after all, something that seemed impossible after week one.