The Dallas Cowboys are for real this season.
The team that put together a historically bad defensive unit in 2013 to finish an unimpressive 8-8 and miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season now has their sights set on Glendale, Ariz. The Cowboys have the best chance of any teams playing in the opening round of the playoffs to make a legitimate Super Bowl run, Brady Poppinga argues in his latest post for FootballbyFootball.com.
Tony Romo and Co. first will need to take on the Detroit Lions and then likely the Green Bay Packers, but Poppinga is confident if they can defeat those two NFC North squads, the Cowboys can squeak out another win against the Seattle Seahawks, who they beat 30-23 back in Week 6.
“Should the Cowboys get past Green Bay, they likely would return to a place where they’ve already experienced a big-time win this season, and that’s at CenturyLink Field in Seattle,” Poppinga writes. “As their first matchup showed, the Dallas Cowboys can run the ball and stop the run against the Seahawks, doubling up Seattle’s output.
“Having the confidence to negate the environment edge and the style that’s proven to give the Seahawks problems is reason to believe that another big-time victory for Dallas is realistic. And with that, a trip to Arizona.”
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