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Author: Jon Kuzma
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It’s been a long time since Jerry Jones has been in the position he’s in now. The Dallas Cowboys are the reigning NFC East champs and they got even better this off-season. Jason Witten, Robert Quinn, and Randall Cobb have all been added to their roster and there’s so much to be optimistic about. It’s very possible that Dallas emerges as the favorite on the NFC side of the bracket.
Los Angeles and New Orleans both lost some key pieces and it looks like they could take a small step backwards. Which opens the door for someone like the Cowboys to make the leap to the top of the conference. The biggest threat could be the Philadelphia Eagles who also had a terrific off-season with the additions of Jordan Howard, DeSean Jackson, and Malik Jackson. Then there’s Chicago who will always be force as long as they have their elite defense intact. To be fair though they also have a stout defense down in Arlington Texas. Demarcus Lawrence, Leighton Vander Esch, Jaylen Smith, and Byron Jones were all outstanding a year ago. They’re not quite as good as the Bears but then again Dallas didn’t have to sell the farm to acquire all of their top notch defenders like Chicago did. So from a long term perspective they’re in a much better position and it just goes to show that America’s Team is ascending. One of the most important story lines for them will be Dak Prescott and how he handles the offense late in the season? We already know this franchise is good enough to get to playoffs but that’s when you’re really tested. Prescott threw for 266 yards, 1 touchdown, and no interceptions in the divisional round loss to the Rams. However He’ll need to put up at least three passing TDs in every elimination game the next time around. Other than that everything else looks promising.
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The Dallas Cowboys could take control of the NFC side of the bracket in 2019.