Perceptions around the Cowboys are constantly changing and for the first time in a while this is being reflected in numbers. Dallas doesn’t have a top ten spot in player jersey sales, and it may reflect the fanbase’s lack of belief that the organization has built a contender for 2022. This works in two ways, with the team entering a bit of an underdog mentality as the rest of the NFC East gets positive attention. Will it ultimately mean anything or will the Cowboys strangle the division?
A big part of their potential success will be what turns solid players into unsung heroes in Dallas. Could linebacker Jabril Cox jump into a big role as a result of a torn ACL that derailed his 2021? Could the Cowboys switch guards with some of the star players to increase their chances of success? This and more in News and Notes.
Breakout Kings: 5 Cowboys Are Going To Make ‘The Jump’ In 2022 :: Cowboys Wire
Ben Grimaldi describes the five Cowboys waiting for their chance to turn into big chunks in the 2022 campaign.
The Cowboys Were The Most Efficient Team Last Year And Chances Are They Will Be Again In 2022 :: Blogging the Boys
Although the Cowboys’ season ended in their first playoff game in 2021, the team’s efficiency was at the top of the league. Adding the mix of a healthy Dak Prescott with their 2021 DVOA makes Dallas the most efficient again.
3 Former Pro Bowlers Who Could Play Their Final Season With The Cowboys :: Blogging the Boys
During their careers in Dallas, three former Pro Bowlers were a household name. One is Ezekiel Elliott’s running back, who may be entering his final season as a cowboy.
With the short window to win in the NFL, Dallas can unleash star players to extend their window of success further into the decade.
A Recent Data Point Could Be the First Crack in Cowboys’ Image as the Most Popular Franchise :: Blogging the Boys
Regardless of the team’s success, the Cowboys normally hold a few top spots in jersey sales each season. For what feels like the first time in a while, Dallas doesn’t have a single player cracking the top ten in jersey sales.
Is it a sign that the team is slowly losing the faith of their fan base and will the Joneses react accordingly?
Opportunities Continue to Grow for Julio Jones to Land with the Cowboys :: Inside the Star
Ever since Amari Cooper’s trade, Cowboys fans have been craving a big name to take over his role in the wide receiver position. While rookie Jalen Tolbert should be a big boost, Jones has popped up on the radar and Dallas currently has the third best shot at signing the five-time All-Pro.
Cowboys Somehow Going to Underdog Status in NFC East :: Inside the Star
Off-season discussions are always unpredictable. No one really knows who will be the best team until the season starts, but the perception around Dallas makes it seem like they are an underdog in their current situation.
The Cowboys are always hyped to be the best or the worst no matter the situation, and the underdog story can help this team as training camp approaches.
Kyler Murray’s Contract, Rob Gronkowski’s Replacement and Ensures Summer for All 32 NFL Teams :: The Athletic
What is the biggest concern for any NFL team? The Athletic staff tell them what to look out for with each team. As for Dallas. their concern is with the attack line. Usually a young unit, but can Tyron Smith stay healthy? Will Tyler Biadisz make a big step or will he be replaced?
Hot Takes for Dak Prescott, More Cowboys Stars for Training Camp :: Bleker Report
While some opinions are against the Cowboys during the off-season, the other side of the coin calls for great years from Dallas’ best players. With three hot takes, Alex Ballentine believes Prescott won’t lose a step, while Micah Parsons takes the spot as the nation’s best defender.