The NFL Draft has completed and mini-camps are underway. We are clearly months before the season and even the preseason will begin. But what better time to start thing about what can be next year than now? The Dallas Cowboys faithful fan base and pundits around the globe will be discussing Dallas Cowboys predictions for the 2015-2016 NFL season in forums, around water coolers, and around dinner tables.
Is this the year that Jerry Jones, Tony Romo and crew bring a Super Bowl Trophy back to Dallas or will this be another year when fans remember the greatness that was the 1990s? A few writers at Sports Unbiased and contributors to the website got together to take a very early look at the team’s chances for next season. Without further ado, let’s see what predictions the writers have for the Dallas Cowboys this upcoming season.
|Writer / Contributor||Name||Cowboys Record||Playoffs (Y/N)||Team MVP|
|SU Writer||Jeb Taylor||12-4||Yes||Tony Romo|
|SU Writer||Keith Rivas||9-7||Yes||Dez Bryant|
|SU Writer||Adam Solowiei||11-5||Yes||Dez Bryant|
Jeb Taylor – Being the biased Cowboys fan that I am, I have high hopes for this 2015-2016 campaign. Dallas’ rock-solid offensive-line has completely been retained, keeping this team’s potential in the stratosphere. The loss of DeMarco will result in a marginal, if any, drop off in the Cowboys’ run game. This was a potential Super Bowl team last year, and they’ll be back just as strong this year. Dallas will go 12-4, and avenge the awful call that ended their postseason run by bringing home their sixth Lombardi trophy.
Keith Rivas – After nothing short of a miracle season, Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys must look to life now without star running back — and lifeblood of a winning Dallas squad — DeMarco Murray. Since Murray was traded to the Eagles per lack of salary room and otherwise, Dallas has filled their need at running back with Darren McFadden. Not exactly cream of the crop, but hey, it’s Dallas.
The chances of them making the playoffs again are fair, but I don’t see them entering the post-season as NFC East champs, I see them more as a wild card team. That being said, I’ll give them the go-ahead to finish off the season 9-7, just again barely scraping past .500, but that’s what they’re used to down in Dallas.
Oh, and Dez Bryant is the clear MVP of the team until Tony Romo proves otherwise.
Adam Solowiei – The Cowboys were basically robbed of a shot at eh NFC Championship game last year but hey the rules are the rules. A change was coming but not soon enough for that call. That being said, the team defense exceeded even the greatest of biased expectations.
However, they have lost Demarco Murray this off-season and his replacement, Darren McFadden, could not even start in Oakland. But that line is just incredible so the tandem should run for a lot of yards again and give Tony Romo the chance for another career year. Overall, the team will step back a little but still manage to win the NFC East at 11-5 as Dez Bryant ensures he stays the best Wide Receiver in the NFC East.
Arnold Glass – The Cowboys shocked everyone by stepping out of the world of mediocrity and putting up a 12-4 season and came one Dez Bryant catch (and it was a catch) away from advancing to the NFC Championship game. Dallas put much of their load on the workhorse that was the running back DeMarco Murray; he had an eye-popping 392 carries and played all 16 games. Murray tested the free agency market and the Cowboys weren’t willing to pay last season’s leading rusher what he thought he was worth and let him go. It was a good move, but they replaced Murray with Darren McFadden, a veteran running back who wasn’t even the starting on the lowly Oakland Raiders.
The Cowboys won’t have a 12-win season, but with that offensive line, Tony Romo behind center, Bryant and a healthy defense they can have a 10 win season.