Colin Cowherd Gets Brutally Honest About Dallas Cowboys
Colin Cowherd got brutally honest about the Dallas Cowboys this week.
In the Fox Sports radio host’s opinion, Dak Prescott and Co. will struggle in 2020. So much so that the team will go 8-8 and miss the playoffs altogether.
“It’s going to be a very disappointing year in the state of Texas,” he confidently predicted.
Interestingly enough, Cowherd made this bold statement despite having Nick Wright on his show. Wright, argued the exact opposite. He thinks Dallas will make the Super Bowl.
“I’m not certain if I have them as the number one seed, but I do have them as going to the Super Bowl,” he said.
“I think they’re going to win the NFC. Here’s the rationale: The NFC is very deep, and what the Cowboys have going for them is that all the other contenders have another contender to deal with in their own division.
“[The] 49ers have Seattle, the Saints have your beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Packers have the Vikings, who a lot of people think are going to be excellent, especially with the addition of Yannick Ngakoue,” he continued.
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— Game 7 (@game7__) September 9, 2020
“The Cowboys have two truly awful teams in Washington and the Giants, and a team in Philly who has been snake bitten by injuries, and shockingly before the season has even started is snakebitten by injuries again… I don’t think you need to have top 5 in the league quarterback play to make the Super Bowl. We just saw Jimmy Garoppolo make it… I think the Cowboys win the conference.”
The Dallas Cowboys will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl, according to @GetNickWright:
“I don’t think you need to have Top 5 in the league QB play to make the Super Bowl. We just saw Jimmy Garoppolo make it.” pic.twitter.com/EgDxD6xAUC
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) September 9, 2020
Cowherd also firmly believes that Prescott does not deserve anywhere near the sort of money the Houston Texans just paid Deshaun Watson.
“What is shocking is how similar the numbers are of Deshaun Watson and Dak Prescott [the last two years]. Deshaun Watson has won a few more games but they both have 52 touchdowns and around 20 picks, they both complete about 66 or 67 percent of their throws, and one’s passer rating is 100 and another’s is 98.4
“It’s the same. There’s a big difference though. Deshaun has done that despite his surroundings, whereas Dak has accomplished that because of his surroundings. This is why I never bought into all the Dallas reporters claiming that Dak was going to get big money,” Cowherd continued.
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“He has had a top 2 offensive line since he entered the league, a top one or two running back, a top 3 or 4 receiving corps, his head coach has always been an offensive guy, and as much as we roll our eyes at Jerry Jones and the Cowboys, they generally draft pretty well, and have had pretty elite talent my entire life.
“Dak and Deshaun’s numbers are shockingly similar the last two years. One guy got there despite his surroundings in Houston, but another guy got there because of his surroundings in Dallas.”
The Cowboys will kick their 2020 NFL season off against the Los Angeles Rams this week. It will be an important tone-setting game that will give a lot of people some insight into where the organization stands.
A big win, and Wright’s prediction would suddenly look a lot more legit.
A big loss – and all of a sudden Cowherd’s outlook will feel less pessimistic, and more realistic.
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