The Dallas Cowboys are the 2021 NFC East champions.
The team last achieved this feat in 2018.
In that season, the Cowboys were one and done in the playoffs losing to the eventual NFC champion, the Los Angeles Rams.
This is a different team with a much better likelihood of achieving postseason success.
Here are three reasons why the Cowboys could win the Super Bowl.
Injuries to Dak Prescott clouded the airwaves in the preseason.
The Cowboys opened the season with a rusty Prescott and the toughest opponent in the NFL, the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
As the team enters the final weeks of the season, it appears things are relatively calm on the injury front.
In the Week 16 game, the Cowboys only had two players who were either questionable or out on their Friday injury report.
That is practically unheard of at this point in the season.
— fishsports (@fishsports) December 24, 2021
2. Complete And Talented Roster
In previous seasons, the Cowboys had a talented offense or a talented defense, but this is rare air for Cowboys fans.
Both the offensive and defensive rosters are top notch.
There are so many playmakers who contribute each game.
Trevon Diggs' 11th interception ties the Cowboys single-season record, set by Everson Walls in 1981.
In fact, it's the most interceptions in a season by ANY player since Walls had 11 in '81.
No other player in the NFL has more than 7 interceptions this season. pic.twitter.com/vzt2CkOq5l
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 27, 2021
Tony Pollard returned a kick for a touchdown.
Tony Pollard with the third-longest kick return in Thanksgiving history.pic.twitter.com/37gFDotqdR
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) November 27, 2021
Rookie linebacker Micah Parsons has been nothing short of outstanding also.
Micah Parsons is a top __ LB? pic.twitter.com/ZwCfwsBPQy
— PFF (@PFF) December 28, 2021
This is a total team effort that has led this team to its 11-4 record.
Winning a Super Bowl requires a total team effort which the Cowboys clearly have.
1. Peaking At The Right Time
The Cowboys are riding a four-game winning streak.
Against the Washington Football Team in Week 16, they executed plays with speed and precision and put 56 points on the scoreboard.
Though they have only four losses, the Cowboys did not play like that the entire season.
The offense was sputtering in the losses to Denver and Kansas City in Weeks 9 and 11; the team only put up 16 and nine points, respectively.
A perfect example of peaking at the right time is what the 2020 Buccaneers did.
They dropped three of four games between Weeks 9 and 12 and went on to win eight straight games including the Super Bowl.
The 2021 Cowboys are playing well enough to go on that type of run also.
Where The Cowboys Sit In The NFC Playoff Picture
If the season ended today this would be the current NFC playoff matchups
— TWSN (@TWSN___) December 28, 2021
As of now, it looks like the road to the Super Bowl involves an NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field against the presumed top-seeded Green Bay Packers.
The Cowboys would be the second seed.
Cowboys fans cannot be completely pleased that the road to the postseason starts with NFC East rival Philadelphia.
The Eagles and Cowboys rivalry is heated and competitive so despite the fact the Eagles would be seeded in the seventh spot, the Cowboys would need to dominate just as they did on Sunday night to kick off their postseason with a victory.