There are plenty of reasons to believe the Dallas Cowboys can not only contend for the NFC East, but the NFC title this upcoming season. Former NFL GM Mike Tannenbaum thinks it’s not only possible, but plausible.
During an appearance on ESPN’s Get Up! on Tuesday, Tannenbaum revealed he believes the Cowboys can “take Tampa Bay all the way to the Conference [Championship].” He also thinks Dallas will beat the Buccaneers on opening night.
“I think [the Cowboys] can take Tampa Bay all the way to the Conference [Championship],” Tannenbaum said, via Get Up!. “… When Dallas beats Tampa on opening night, they’re going to have the inside track for home-field advantage.”
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"I think [the Cowboys] can take Tampa Bay all the way to the Conference [Championship]. … When Dallas beats Tampa on opening night, they're going to have the inside track for home-field advantage."
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— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) June 29, 2021
Preseason expectations surrounding the Dallas Cowboys are always sky-high. But this off-season feels a bit different.
There are no distractions surrounding Dak Prescott and a longterm contract. Dallas locked him up for the foreseeable future. Now, both sides can simply focus on football.
Prescott will return to the gridiron later this year after going down with a season-ending injury early in the 2020 campaign. All reports indicate he will be good to go in time for the 2021 season.
Prescott’s supporting cast on the offensive side of the ball should be strong. The real question comes on defense.
As long as the Cowboys remain healthy and get good enough play on the defensive side of the ball, this could finally be the year they contend for the NFC Championship.