Pro Football Talk has ranked the Cowboys as the number six team in football entering the season. I like it.
They have the Cowboys behind the Packers, and it’s probably due to the toughness of the schedule and having a known commodity at QB in Aaron Rodgers; but this is how PFT finished up the ranking:
The Cowboys will be hard pressed to win 13 games again, especially if Elliott misses any games because of an NFL suspension. But with a defense expected to feature four players who have yet to play a down in the NFL, the Cowboys actually could be better going into the 2017 postseason than they were in 2016 when they went four weeks between meaningful games.
Cowboys Executive V.P. Stephen Jones also says that Dak Prescott “Will be better than last year”.
This is a gutsy take, but you always expect an owner named Jones in Dallas to push his chips to the middle of the table and go all-in.
“He knows he’s got to take his game to another level,” Jones said. “The great ones get better each year. I think he expects that from himself, I know he puts in the work, I know he’s a leader, the team responds to him, the team wants to play hard for him. That’s rare. I think he’s going to answer the bell and I think he’s going to be better than he was last year.”
“I’m just amazed with how he handles himself,” Jones said. “Football is first. he’s got an insatiable appetite to want to get better.”
The Cowboys also cut Lucky Whitehead today for failing to appear in court after a shoplifting charge.