The Dallas Cowboys had their first real chance at a playoff since 2018 last year after a solid start to the season. Sadly, they couldn’t keep up with the momentum in the second half of the campaign. Nonetheless, the team still managed to sweep the division and came out of the regular season with a 12-5 record.
Generally, Dallas is expected to take a step back in 2022 and there are high chances they will end the season with a worse overall record than last year’s impressive one. Preseason odds in NHL betting however were reasonable, and the Cowboys are never a team you should write off.
A strong start to the year will be a big help to the team and set the tone for the rest of the season. Whether they can continue this momentum into the postseason and beyond remains to be seen.
Early indicators are that the Cowboys are a capable team this year. After losing the first game to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers they had a winning streak that included victories against 2022 finalists the Cincinnati Bengals, reigning champs the Los Angeles Rams, and others.
However despite fairly regular playoff places, it is somewhat embarrassing that the team hasn’t made it to the championship game since 1995.
In the 2020 season against the New York Giants, Dak Prescott, the team’s quarterback, suffered an injury which has greatly impacted the Cowboys’ overall performance, as Prescott is one of their best.
The team's offensive line suffered further injury woes, however some of their key players returned in the 2021-22 season, and we expect that fielding a more consistent team will significantly help them this year.
The lead player on the Cowboys team is CeeDee Lamb, who has been listed amongst “The Top 100 Players of 2022”. CeeDee took the 95th position on this list. As well as Lamb and Prescott, other notable players in recent seasons include Noah Brown, Cooper Rush, Micah Parsons, Ezekiel Elliot, and Trevon Diggs.
The Dallas Cowboy franchise was founded as an NFL expansion team in 1960 and had its first Super Bowl winning season in 1970. The team was first called Dallas Steers before changing their name to Dallas Rangers, and finally settling on the Dallas Cowboys. Current head coach Mike McCarthy assumed his role in January 2020.
After a losing record in their first five seasons, the Cowboys quickly became one of the NFL’s better teams, qualifying for the playoffs in 17 of the 18 seasons between 1966 and 1983. In 1966, the team, alongside the Detroit Lions, hosted an annual home game on Thanksgiving Day, increasing their national exposure.
They dominated their regular seasons around this time and won two Super Bowls under head coach Tom Landry. The Cowboys were later sold to Jerry Jones in 1989, who remains the owner to this day.
The Cowboys currently play their home game at the AT&T Stadium, a detachable roof stadium in Arlington, Texas. It is one of the most expensive sports venues ever built, costing $1.15 billion. The stadium is often called “Jerry’s World,” after Jerry Jones. With a seating capacity of 80,000, “Jerry World” is ranked as the fourth largest NFL stadium with a standing room of over 105,000. The largest attendance was recorded in 2009, with a crowd of 105,121 for an NFL game.
Labeled as the “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys have had their fair share of rivals over the years, and many teams consider them enemies. Some of their most famous rivalries are those with the San Francisco 49ers, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Green Bay Packers.
The San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys share a notable history and have had several high profile clashes over the years, because both clubs became NFL powerhouses around the same time. Both teams also have the same number of Super Bowl wins, and they have met seven times in the postseason, with Dallas having the highest number of wins.