October 15, 2014 Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports)
Are the Dallas Cowboys the best team in the NFL?
Six games into the NFL season, the Dallas Cowboys are off to a 5-1 start. This is the best start for the Cowboys since 2007, when the team finished with a record of 13-3 and had home field advantage throughout the playoffs. This past Sunday the Cowboys went into CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington and dominated the defending world champions Seattle Seahawks with a score of 30-23. The final score wasn’t indicative into how dominating the game really was for the Cowboys on both sides of the ball. Dallas controlled the time of possession 37:39 to Seattle’s 22:21, while the defense held Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to 14/28 attempts for 126 yards passing, with 0 touchdowns, 1 interception, and a QB rating of 47.6%.
After the win Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stated: “With a franchise like the Cowboys, it’s like sitting in a room filled with lighter fluid,” Jones said. “It takes something to flip the match and this could do it. We said that before we came up here. I just really couldn’t have imagined us playing and competing the way we competed.”
Maybe this win will be the match to ignite the Cowboys to the next level after finishing previous seasons in disappointing 8-8 records while also missing the playoffs. If this is the case, the question that’s been lingering in sports experts minds after the shocking win against Seattle is, how good is this Dallas Cowboys group really? The draft strategy to build the offensive line over the years is paying off big time. The success of the offensive line has allowed Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray to become the 2nd player since Jim Brown to start the season with 6 straight 100 yard rushing games all while leading the NFL in rushing. Tony Romo is not being asked to carry the team with a bunch of passing attempts, while the defense as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Still this is no indication about how good this team really is.
Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champ Michael Irvin was quoted on the NFL Network saying this Dallas Cowboys team is the best in the NFL. As of now, Are the Dallas Cowboys the best team in the NFL? This remains to be seen. The first obstacle this team has to overcome is how it will deal with prosperity when they host their division rival New York Giants at the AT&T Stadium in Week 7 of the NFL schedule this Sunday. Plus teams like the Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, and last years Super Bowl runner-up Denver Broncos all have solid resumes as well to make an argument as best in the league. Who knows if the Cowboys 5-1 start will lead them to being the best team in the NFL at the end of the year. One thing is for certain, Cowboys Nation has waited for the sleeping giant to wake up for a very long time, and now they’re making sure the world knows the Cowboys are definitely back to their old ways as a 5 time Super Bowl Champion organization.
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