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The Best, And Worst, Case Scenarios For The 2019 Dallas Cowboys

The 2019 season is finally upon us, and with it comes sky-high expectations for the Dallas .

Dallas’ spent much of the offseason talking about “taking the next step” following yet another Division Round playoff loss in 2018. Whether or not the Cowboys are ready to take that step is yet to be seen, but there’s no denying how stacked with talent this is.

From player 1-53 the Cowboys are deep, and should be in contention for the title this season if all goes according to plan.

Let’s discuss what the best, and worst case scenarios look like for 2019’s Dallas Cowboys.

How It Can Go Right

Simply put, the Dallas Cowboys play to their talent level and compete for an NFC crown.

On offense the hiring of as the infuses new concepts and innovation into what was a stagnant unit in 2018. A unit that rarely used play action, diversity of formations, and pre-snap motion under now deploys all of the above to create advantages for their talented offense in 2019.

Not only does Kellen Moore make things easier on , but Prescott’s own development as a passer continues this season. Now stacked with an impressive group of weapons Prescott has his best season since 2016, and makes those who question his upcoming contract eat their words.

Amari Cooper and do what they do, the regains previous form due to Travis Frederick’s return and ’ progression, and breaks out as a legit number two receiver.

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Aug 24, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys Michael Gallup (13) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Houston Texans in the first quarter at . Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

In 2018 the Cowboys defense went from an average unit to one of the best in the league, and they take yet another step forward this season. and Jaylon Smith play to their immense talent level, continues to be the dominant rusher he’s been the last two seasons, and brings some extra juice coming off .

In the back-end, another year under ’s coaching turns and into the players we’ve seen them be in spurts throughout their young careers. Byron Jones continues his stellar play as one of the league’s best corners, and this whole unit plays as they should: like one of the best defenses in football.

How It Can Go Wrong

, cover your eyes.

Regardless of how talented this roster is on paper, there are of course potential downfalls for the 2019 Cowboys.

On offense these pitfalls are clear. Instead of innovating the offensive scheme, Kellen Moore is forced to take a backseat in the meeting room. and company insist on being who they’ve been in previous years, and the Cowboys continue to pound their heads against stacked boxes and prepared defenses.

Dak Prescott does not take the steps forward he needs to convince the doubters. Instead, he continues to hold the ball too long at times, take unnecessary , and fail to create plays down the field. Dallas doesn’t use Prescott’s legs to their advantage, and this entire offense plays like an average unit once again.

How does this thing go wrong defensively? Regression.

Playing defense in the NFL is really hard, and rarely do teams find themselves playing at a top-notch level in consecutive years. Instead of finding from Xavier Woods and Chidobe Awuzie, the Cowboys’ young stays about level. Then, regression in their front seven’s production occurs and the Cowboys defense falls back towards the rest of the pack.

My Prediction

I haven’t felt this good about a Cowboys roster in a long time. Dallas is deep on both sides of the ball, and is super talented at the games’ most vital positions.

Despite their difficult schedule and regression candidacy, I think the Cowboys will win 10 games in 2019 and find themselves in the come January.

And, once you’re in, all you need is a couple of bounces to go your way to earn that Lombardi Trophy.

What do you think?

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Written by Kevin Brady

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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