Finally the NFL regular season is upon us and the Dallas Cowboys look like a team that could contend for the Superbowl. The two things that could prevent that from happening are the lack of talent on defense and the injury prone Tony Romo. However, with a fantastic offensive line, Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott look like they can flourish if Romo is out for an extended period of time.
With Prescott and Elliott expected to start, this will be the first time since the 2012 Washington Redskins to start the season opener with a rookie quarterback and running back. A lot of Cowboys’ players are talking highly of the two rookies saying that they are ready, mature, athletic, confident, and most importantly prepared. Prescott and Elliott may be rookies but they are fully prepared to take on the top talent in the NFL and prove they belong in this league.
Since the defense looks subpar, the Cowboys could resort to their style of play that worked so well in 2014 with DeMarco Murray when they leaned on the run game. That season the Cowboys’ defense was considered one of the worst defenses in the league so to keep them off the field, they ran the ball a league high 502 times. DeMarco Murray broke numerous Cowboys’ rushing records that season and Elliott might have a chance to break those records this season.
The Dallas Cowboys ended the preseason with a loss to the Houston Texans 28-17 and finished 1-3 in exhibition play. Jason Garrett and the Cowboys look for a bounce back season when they kick off the regular season on Sunday, September 11th, at 3:25CT against the New York Giants on FOX.