- Cowboys; 2018 NFC East Champs
- 2021 Cowboys | Kicking it Off Against the Bucs
- Can the Cowboys Win the NFC East in 2021?
The Dallas Cowboys have not won the NFC East since 2018. Despite being one of, if not the most followed team in the league, along with the most talented team in their division the last few years, the Cowboys have not been able to get the job done and win their division.
This fact is even worse for the Cowboys and their fans when taking into account just how bad the NFC East has been since they won the division in 2018. Last year, injuries killed the Cowboys.
Their elite quarterback Dak Prescott dislocated his ankle against the New York Giants in a game on October 11, 2020. However, this may be the year that they reclaim their throne as kings of the NFC East.
2021 Cowboys | Kicking it Off Against the Bucs
The Cowboys put on a very strong performance against the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They forced four turnovers out of a very talented offense.
Along with this, they had the lead with under two minutes left in the game. However, Tom Brady drove down the field in the final minute and a half and got the Bucs into field goal range to win the game.
If a few more things went right for the Cowboys, the game was theirs. They could not punch the ball into the end zone when they were in the red zone and their kicker struggled early in the game.
With the Bucs relatively eliminating one of the Cowboys’ best players, Ezekiel Elliott from the game with their incredible defensive line and frequent blitzing, this was a very promising performance for the Cowboys.
The Bucs have one of the best defenses in the entire league, yet Dak Prescott picked them apart drive after drive. He finished the game with 403 yards, three touchdowns, and only one interception. If they continue to play at this level every week and avoid injuries, the Cowboys will take their division with ease.
The Eagles and Giants can automatically be eliminated from contention. Neither Jalen Hurts nor Daniel Jones has what it takes to lead their respective teams to a division title. The only competition the Cowboys will have in the NFC East this year comes from the Washington Football Team.
Can the Cowboys Win the NFC East in 2021?
The Football team has one of the most talented defenses in the league. Along with this, they have a good running back rotation and a great receiving core. This playoff race will likely come down to injuries and whether or not Ryan Fitzpatrick has enough gas left in the tank to bring a team to a division title.
However, odds are that Prescott will have an amazing comeback year and may even lead the league in yards. Along with this, Elliott will bounce back from a rough week one performance once the Cowboys face off against teams that run a different scheme than the Bucs showed the Cowboys.
While they are by no means Super Bowl contenders or even deep playoff contenders this season, the Cowboys have more than enough on their roster to take the NFC East.