This season has not been a lot of fun for the Dallas Cowboys. They’ve been up, they’ve been down, they stayed down, got up, and fell back down again. The ride has been rough, and with potentially only one game left, there’s a lot of introspection happening with America’s Team.
It’s likely that the franchise will be undergoing some major changes over the offseason but for now it’s hard to forecast the future. All we can do currently is look in the rearview mirror and there aren’t a lot of pretty things staring back at us.
What has been so frustrating for the Cowboys, you ask? They have had things that appear to be successes while still ultimately falling short of their ultimate goals. It’s hard to distinguish exactly how they’ve been, bad but Pro Football Hall of Famer Gil Brandt managed to do it. He had a tweet on Thursday that will feel like those Christmas cookies you hate.
The Cowboys have the best point differential (+82) and yardage differential (+1,426) of any sub-.500 team in the Super Bowl era. Last year when they won the NFC East with a 10-6 record, they had a point differential of +15 and a yardage differential of +233.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) December 26, 2019
When the Cowboys win... they really win. When they lose, they break all of our hearts. Consider that in the seven games that the Cowboys have won this season they have scored at least 30 points in all of them. It literally takes them boat-racing their opponent for them to have a chance to win.
Many people point to the 2007 Dallas Cowboys as a group of talent that was ultimately wasted by Wade Phillips (wasted in that they didn’t win a Super Bowl or even appear in an NFC Championship Game). 2019 doesn’t feel exactly like that, but there’s no question that this team has fallen well short of the bar and under-delivered despite having lots of reasons to be good.
Cheers to 2020.