At this point in the offseason, every single one of the 32 NFL teams is excited about the upcoming season. And every single fan base harbors the hope that if things work out just the right way, their team will make the playoffs.
This is the time of year where hope springs eternal and most fans feel optimistic about the new season. As Cowboys fans, we’ve collectively found reasons to be optimistic about the incoming draft class. We’re still busy telling each other why being on our third defensive coordinator in as many seasons is actually a good thing. We’ve convinced ourselves that not spending big in free agency is actually beneficial in the long run (if for no other reason than it limits the amount of money the front office could have sunk into questionable player contracts). Heck, even the Richard Sherman talk has died down (to a degree). And of course, our $40 million franchise quarterback will be back better than ever after needing two surgeries to repair a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle.
But that’s okay. We’re fans. It’s our job to be optimistic.
And don’t think for a second the mood is any different in the 31 other NFL cities. Training camps are more than two months away, and the season opener feels infinitely farther away, but all 32 teams are going into the season hopeful that This Could Be The Year.
The question for the Cowboys now is what type of team they are. Are they basically an 8-8 team with the occasional swing in either direction?
Or are the 2016 (13-3) and 2018 (10-6) playoff seasons the norm, with 2019 (8-8) and 2020 (6-10) the outliers that confirm the 2016 and 2018 norms?
Or perhaps the 2016 and 2018 playoff seasons are the outliers?
Over to you: how many games do you think the Cowboys will win this year? Let us know where you stand in the poll below and let us know in the comments how you feel about the Cowboys’ postseason chances this year.
How many regular season games will the Cowboys win this season?
This poll is closed
13 wins or more