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Making the Playoffs Could do More Harm Than Good For Cowboys

The have lost three games in a row, getting completely embarrassed in the last two, but still somehow have a very real shot at making the . It's surreal to think of the Cowboys, at 6-7, as a playoff team. They certainly haven't played like one, but thanks to the porous East division they still hold their own destiny in their hands.

Regardless of what happens next week against the , the Dallas Cowboys can still make the playoffs if they beat both the and to close out the 2019 regular-season. Considering how poorly the Cowboys have played this season that sounds like good news. But, I'm not so sure.

I don't know where you stand, but I think if the Dallas Cowboys make the playoffs it could do them more harm than good as far as their future is concerned. Sounds ludicrous to suggest such a thing I know, but stay with me here and let me try to explain.

If we are being completely honest with ourselves, we know the Dallas Cowboys are going to be a one and done playoff team. They have yet to beat anybody above .500 this season and there won't be any of those kind of teams in the postseason. So, what's the point!?

I understand making the playoffs is usually the measuring stick to help determine whether or not any particular season was successful or not. It looks good on paper, but means diddly squat in the bigger scheme of things. I think it's more important to look at the bigger picture right now.

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For instance, if the Dallas Cowboys make the playoffs it ends up having a pretty big impact on in their slotted position in the 2020 . As a playoff team, and an early out, the Cowboys would likely be selecting in the mid to early 20s. But, if they failed to make the postseason they could be slotted to draft in the top 15.

Drafting in the mid to early 20s or in the top 15 doesn't seem like that big of a deal, but it could be the difference in coming away with a blue-chip player and not. Keep in mind, that's just the first-round. Their draft position improves in every other round as well. Considering they might not finish the with better than a .500 record, improving your draft slot could pay huge dividends.

Bettering their draft position isn't the only thing that can be affected by making the playoffs. It could also impact how they go about searching for their next to replace , who will more than likely be kicked to the curb after the completion of the season. As far as the Cowboys should be concerned, finding their next HC should be their top priority.

The Dallas Cowboys need to get their situation settled as quickly as possible. They need to get settled in so they can evaluate the current roster, make whatever changes needed, identify potential fits, and dive into the draft process. That's a lot that needs to be accomplished in a short amount of time.

Now, I'm not saying the Dallas Cowboys should tank the rest of the season or anything like that. After all, anything can happen in the postseason. Having said that though, I won't be completely upset if they miss out this year. It could end up being a blessing in disguise.

How would you feel if the Dallas Cowboys missed the playoffs?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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Louis Blanda

Tony Romo for head coach. Troy Aickman got GM. Jerry Jones not allowed in stadium!


And a easier schedule next season

dennis boggs

I agree with louis 100% jones family should not be allowed to have communication with the team ! all they need to be concerned with is writing and cashing checks , that’s their talent


The team would be better off

Keith Parker

I think Troy aikman would be a nice GM do to the fact he’s been around the business long anough and knows the in an out of the business being a formal player of the cowboys playing on championship teams would pay huge dividens for a young team with so much talent an potential.


Agree! I think finding a new owner would be the biggest benefit to the Cowboys, but unfortunately that’s not bound to happen anytime soon.

M. Lafferty

I agree, getting in playoffs and with even slim chance of winning, it could make them keep Garrett & that would be horrible! I like him as a person but its clear he can’t get the most out of his talented players by being robotic like & doing the same thing over & over. The front office is the bigger problem and it’d be great to get Aikman involved but I don’t see it happening with the Jones’s huge ego. We need a total coaching overhaul that’s lets the new coaches coach or it’s more of the same. Richard tried riling guys up & was told we don’t do that here, well you did when titles were won, how’s that working now Jerry? Disgusted lifelong Cowboys fan

Howard stevens

If we finish second we also get the second place schedule Tampa or Carolina instead of New Orleans. Also Seattle instead of 49ers.

Kenny Durham

I keep hearing Jones needs to step down as GM. Face it folks he ain’t never gonna do that. When Jimmy Johnson left so did the talent, and the discipline, toughness, and accountability.
I remember when he’d cut someone for screwing up in a game.
Just saying we need a smarter coach that’s not a yes man

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