Former NFL Player Thinks Cowboys Are Super Bowl Contenders

NFL Analysis Network

Following the first week of the NFL season, several people were writing the Dallas Cowboys off. They had not only lost their season opener to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but starting quarterback Dak Prescott injured his thumb and was going to be sidelined for a few weeks.

Fast forward to today and the tone has changed once again. Dallas has not lost since Week 1, as backup quarterback Cooper Rush has done an excellent job filling in for Prescott. The Central Michigan product has done everything you can expect from a backup, not only keeping the Cowboys’ playoff hopes alive but helping them thrive.

The next two weeks are going to be very telling about just how good the Cowboys are. They are heading on the road to face off with the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams in Week 5. After that, they are facing their NFC East rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, who are currently the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL.

Those will be measuring stick games for Dallas as some people believe that the Cowboys are Super Bowl contenders. Ryan Clark and Marcus Spears of ESPN are two of the people who have those high expectations for the team.

There is a lot to like when it comes to the Cowboys right now and they should be even more dangerous with Prescott under center. They are getting healthier elsewhere on the roster, as wide receiver Michael Gallup returned in Week 4 to help take pressure off of CeeDee Lamb.

Dallas already possesses an excellent defense, as they are one of two teams in the NFL that have yet to surrender 20 points in a game this season. With stars in Micah Parsons, Trevon Diggs and DeMarcus Lawrence, the defensive performance should remain among the best in the league.

As currently constructed and when healthy, the Cowboys have the pieces necessary to be there at the end of the season as contenders.