The Dallas Cowboys’ offense to begin the 2020 season was otherworldly before injuries beset them. Once the offensive line began to crumble and Dak Prescott broke his ankle, things went off the rails.
Now, coming into the 2021 season, the Cowboys look healthy and ready to go on that side of the ball. Tyron Smith, Zack Martin and La’el Collins are all coming back to the lineup to help keep Prescott upright in the pocket.
With the unit healthier and a full offseason to truly grasp the offense of Mike McCarthy and Kellen Moore, this group will be among the best offenses in the NFL. Here are three bold predictions for the Cowboys’ offense in 2021.
3. Three Receivers Break 1,000 Yards
Dallas possesses arguably the best wide receiver trio in the NFL. They have veteran Amari Cooper anchoring the unit alongside 2020 first-round pick CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup. They will each have plenty of one-on-one opportunities this season and take full advantage.
With Prescott back under center, the Cowboys will be an explosive offense through the air. All three of their wide receivers will break the 1,000-yard plateau in 2021.
Possibly the last season all three will be on the team together, they will go out with a bang. Gallup will be a free agent after the season and it is difficult to imagine they would dump more assets into the wide receiver position.
2. Ezekiel Elliott Bounces Back With 1,200 Yards
Ezekiel Elliott had a difficult 2020 season. With Prescott going down and the offensive line woes persisting, defenses keyed in on the former Ohio State back and slowed him down. It resulted in the fewest yards in a season in his career with 979.
This season, with everyone getting back to good health, Elliott will get back on track. Zeke will rush for at least 1,250 yards this season, making it four out of six years he would have reached that amount in his career.
Elliott will also score double-digit rushing touchdowns for the third time in his career.
1. Dallas Finishes Season With Highest Scoring Offense
The Dallas Cowboys offense is loaded heading into the 2021 season. They will be able to get it done through the air or on the ground, making it difficult for opposing defenses to slow them down.
As a result, the Cowboys will lead the NFL in offensive points during the 2021 season. They will need every single one of them, as the defense has a new coordinator in Dan Quinn but is still looking suspect in a few spots.
More often than not, Prescott and company are going to have to outscore their opponents in shootouts and they are as well equipped as anyone to do it.