As you all know, I am a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. I fell in love with Americaâ€™s team in my youth despite not seeing much success. Coming into this season I had very high hopes for Americaâ€™s team. With a new head coach and offensive weapons out the wazoo, I believed my suffering was overâ€¦ But boy was I wrong. I now find myself going into week 8 writing an article about if they will cover as underdogs against the eagles. Soâ€¦ I ask you, do you think the Cowboys will cover this week?
The simple answer to this question is probably not. Moral is at an all time low in the Cowboys locker room after getting torn apart by the Washington Football Team last week. Following the loss, an anonymous team member made comments to the media blaming the coaching staff. This garnered a huge reaction from the team who were quick to back the coach when questioned. But is this just a media front? In a few of the Cowboys losses this year coaching can be called into question. In the Rams game, the Cowboys opted to go for a mid-range fourth down rather than take three points on an easy field goal. This would come back to haunt them later in the game when they lost by three points. Now Iâ€™m not saying that the Cowboys have poor coaches, but that they haven’t had the time to prepare for a proper season. As a new coaching staff its not easy to come in and start winning right away. Especially if you have no preseason to prepare.
If you follow the Cowboys, you probably know that they are injured as hell this year. Not only is elite quarterback Dak Prescott out, but Andy Dalton, Prescottâ€™s backup, also suffered a concussion against the Football Team rendering him out this week. This leaves former JMU quarterback Ben DiNucci to lead the Cowboys Sunday Night. One small positive I can take away from this is that the Cowboys have the best wide receiving core in the NFL. Still, I donâ€™t think this will be enough to outscore the eagles considering the defensive problems.
Speaking of defensive problems, Iâ€™ve decided to provide a whole paragraph for it. The Cowboys opponents are averaging about 35 points per game. Now, I donâ€™t have to be an expert to tell you this is bad. For the first few weeks I was hoping this was because Leighton Vander Esch was injured. But this proved to be false as the Football Team was able to hang up 25 on the swiss cheese boys with a healthy wolf. There is honestly nothing positive to say about them other than at least they are still showing up to get embarrassed. For me to have an ounce of belief in the Cowboys this year, I need to see a trade to improve the defense. Otherwise, I will be railing the lines against them. As alwaysâ€¦ Good luck and fade me casually!
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