The offense of the Dallas Cowboys is known to have some of the most skilled positions in the league and be the better side of the franchise itself.
The Cowboys found themselves in the top ten ranked offenses since the Dak and Zeke era coming in fifth in the 2016-2017 season, tenth in the 2018-2019 season, and third in the 2019-2020 season.
Arguably, the offense has seemed to carry the defense in most of these years. However, as explosive as they can be, they aren’t perfect.
Dak Prescott is coming to make a name for himself as a franchise quarterback, and by the look of last season’s offensive woes, it seems as though he is very much needed. As he is skilled and very talented, he is not perfect. Dak is aggressive, and sometimes it bites back at him.
His risk-taking can be a win for the opposite defense. It can lead to some off throws and some bad judgment. This doesn’t happen too often, but when it does happen, it’s detrimental.
Wide Receiver Position
The Dallas Cowboys have some of the best wide receivers in the league. Most can also say they have one of the best, if not the best, wide receiver trio in the league. Every receiver has a strength—Amari Cooper, with his ability to route run a defender out of their cleats. Ceedee Lamb manages to get plentiful yards after his catches. And Michael Gallup is always there for a big play when the Boys are down.
What do all three of these players have in common? Drops. The Dallas Cowboys had the most drops in the NFL with a total of 31. These drops can come from anywhere, but a lot of the time happen in a crucial moment. Talent is undeniable, but consistency is key.
Running Back Position
Ezekiel Elliott has been named one of the most elite players in the NFL. But the number of fumbles he’s had this past season has been incredibly unacceptable. It’s unknown if the offensive line changes caused the running back to not perform well or if Elliot just missed Dak Prescott handing him the ball, but Ezekiel Elliott was off his game. It got to a point where fans were calling in for Tony Pollard to make a start.
As that obviously never happened, it says something when the backup plays better than the starter. Make no mistake, Elliot is still an amazing player, but the 2016-2017season’s eliteness needs to make a comeback.
Offensive Line Position
Injuries. Nuff’ said.
Offensive Coordinator Position
Kellen Moore has impressed many with the way he runs his offense. Obviously, with a continuous high-ranked offense and a three-year 2 million dollar contract, he has to be doing something right. But let’s talk about what he’s doing wrong.
Let’s all be honest and say sometimes Moore can be predictable. The number of times a run on first down and a slant throw on second down has been called is unbelievable. And it’s unbelievable because Moore has a great mind to create creative football plays yet a lot of times the same thing is called over and over. It’s frustrating especially when it’s very clear that the play isn’t working.
The good definitely outweighs the bad when it comes to this Dallas Cowboys offense.
How can it be to where the bad doesn’t weigh a thing?
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