This past Sunday, the Super Bowl showed everyone just how important it is to have a good and healthy offensive line.
Some people may owe the Cowboys offense an apology.

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A big part of the Cowboys’ struggles this season were caused by the injuries to their offensive line. Despite that, Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and the plethora of backup quarterbacks took heavy flack for their abysmal play and losses.

The Super Bowl proved to all the haters that you can literally have one of the top two quarterbacks in the league, and they will be useless without proper protection.

No matter where Mahomes tried to run or throw, he was met with pressure from all sides.

The Chiefs entered the Super Bowl against the Buccaneers as favorites, but they missed both of their starting tackles. Something that Dallas is familiar with. These injuries led to disaster for the Chiefs. They lost the game 31 to 9, and Patrick Mahomes only completed 26 of his 49 passes, threw two interceptions, and had zero touchdowns.

Mahomes is one of, if not the best quarterback in the NFL right now, and he was completely shut down without his starting tackles. While the Chiefs only had to deal with that issue in the postseason, the Cowboys had to deal with the same problem for the entire season.

Football is a team sport, and a lot of people seem to forget that at times. They think that a great quarterback should be able to take the whole team and carry them to a win despite the circumstances. As we all saw on Sunday, a quarterback is only as good as the players around him.

So, despite what happens next season. Maybe Cowboys fans should try and criticize Prescott, Elliot, and Dalton a little less.
If Patrick Mahomes couldn’t get it done with the injuries around him, what makes it any easier for Dallas?

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