In the 1990s, the Dallas Cowboys had a period of dominance that saw them win three Super Bowl rings. The Cowboys have not reached Super Bowl glory since, much due to Jerry Jones’ decisions. There have been some good Cowboy teams in 2000s. For example, the 2007 team won 13 games and the 2014 team was the best in the league. Despite all their talent, they failed to win despite having the best teams in the league.
Dallas’ goal is always to win the Super Bowl. Jones made this even clearer when he declared before the season that he would “do everything known to man” in order to play in a Super Bowl. The Cowboys are now 11-4 and have won the NFC East title. Mike McCarthy is the head coach. Prescott seems to have regained his mojo after a midseason slump that coincided with an injured. Elliott is improving, despite being plagued with a persistent knee injury. The defense, led by Trevon Diggs and Micah Parsons, finally looks like a Super Bowl caliber unit.
Here are three reasons the Cowboys will win this Super Bowl.
3. Dak Prescott has found his early-season form
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott raced out of the gate this year, throwing for just five interceptions and 20 touchdowns in his eight first games. Prescott was then unable to play due to a calf injury. This may have had an impact on his numbers and the overall effectiveness of the Cowboys offense. Prescott’s performance against the Washington Football Team has made all of that irrelevant. Although Washington may not be the most formidable of teams, Prescott, the Cowboys’ quarterback, still looked great, throwing four touchdown passes and passing for 330 yards on his way to the 56-14 defeat. Prescott looked a lot like the elite-level signal caller from earlier in the year, which bodes well to the Cowboys’ Super Bowl hopes.
2. Ezekiel Elliott is getting well at the right moment
Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys running back, hasn’t looked his best in the past few weeks. Elliott is normally a lock for 100 yards rushing as soon as he gets out of bed each morning. However, Elliott hasn’t been able to reach that mark since October due to a knee injury. Despite Elliott’s struggles, the Cowboys still have one the most efficient rushing offenses in league. They rank sixth with 126.9 yards per game, even though their star halfback looks like a shell. Tony Pollard, the Cowboys’ explosive backup, has taken up some of the load, but the Cowboys will need Elliott to keep them at full strength in order to make it to the NFC playoffs. Elliott spoke recently about his knee, and stated that he believes it will be 100% for the playoffs. The Cowboys will be tough to beat in NFC playoffs with Prescott on fire and Elliott at full speed.
1. The Cowboys defense, led by Micah Parsons and Trevon Diggs, is championship caliber
The Cowboys defense is one of the best in the league. Although there are better units in terms of yards allowed, the Cowboys have a strong defense in three areas. Dallas is able to rush the passer. They have the 12th most sacks this season. Standout rookie Micah Parsons has 13 sacks. The Cowboys allow only 20.5 points per match, which is seventh in the NFL. Although they may occasionally bend, this defense rarely breaks down. The Cowboys have an opportunistic defense with corner Trevon Diggers who has 11 interceptions. The defense of Dallas has five touchdowns in this season. They not only make turnovers, but also create points, which relieves some of the Cowboys’ pressure. They have an outstanding chance to win the Super Bowl with their complete defense and offense.