The Dallas Cowboys and their fans are thinking Super Bowl after the team notched two impressive blowout wins to start the 2023 season.
In particular, their defense has been impressive, and they currently rank first in points, total yards, passing touchdowns, and rushing touchdowns allowed.
However, the Cowboys have only known playoff disappointment for years, and some of the blame for their recent postseason failures has fallen on quarterback Dak Prescott.
Former offensive lineman and current analyst Willie Colon said on “The Carton Show” that Prescott has had some of the pressure lifted off his shoulders because Dallas’ defense is looking so strong.
"It's not all on Dak Prescott's shoulders because they have a defense."
— The Carton Show (@TheCartonShow) September 21, 2023
Historically, when Dallas has won Super Bowls, they have done so on the defensive side of the football, whether it was men such as Deion Sanders and Charles Haley stopping opponents in the 1990s or their “Doomsday” defense in the 1970s.
However, their defense this season took a major hit on Thursday when star cornerback Trevon Diggs went down with a torn ACL.
Fortunately, the Cowboys acquired another star corner by the name of Stephon Gilmore during the offseason, and he will look to keep them at or near the top of the league in defense.
At the end of the day, Prescott will need to rise to the occasion in big games and during the playoffs in order to put enough points on the board to beat other elite teams.
Those other elite teams, such as the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles, are also excellent defensively, and if Prescott continues to underperform, as he did in last season’s Divisional round against the 49ers, the Cowboys will fall short yet again.NEXT: Insider Reports Top Cowboys Defender Has Suffered A Torn ACL