Going into the 2017 NFL season, many people had the Dallas Cowboys pegged as potential Super Bowl contenders. They were coming off a strong 2016 campaign headlined by rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys finished with a 13-3 record, and Prescott took home the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
The follow-up to the strong 2016 season was disappointing, to say the least. The season was riddled with key injuries, suspensions, and a feud between owner Jerry Jones and league commissioner Roger Goodell. The Cowboys finished the 2017 season with a 9-7 record, just missing the playoffs.
Going into the 2018 season, the Cowboys will look noticeably different. Wide receiver Dez Bryant was released by the team and in a shocking move tight end Jason Witten retired.
Many have already written off the Cowboys 2018 season, but here are five reasons why the Cowboys will win the NFC East.
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