The Dallas Cowboys have become a laughing stock in the NFL. The last play in the divisional game against the San Francisco 49ers perfectly illustrates the team’s current state It turns out to be the most valuable in the entire sports world, but ironically, it is the one that manages to suffer the most setbacks season after season. The Cowboys’ performance against the 49ers in the Divisional Round game came as no surprise to anyone. The Lone Star team returns to their sad reality.
According to Forbes, the Cowboys ranked as the most expensive sports franchise for the sixth consecutive year. Despite having a stratospheric value of $8 billion, Season after season, the Cowboys always find a new way to embarrass themselves, and slowly they become a mediocre team.
Since 2016, The Jerry Jones-owned team is awarded first place on the coveted list, but that hasn’t helped them become Super Bowl heroes, which hasn’t happened since 1996. Wow, they haven’t even played in the conference finals since then. Since 2016, he has reached the post-season only three times, showing that money does not play on the field and that the result is always the same. Dallas forgot its best years In the past 25 seasons they have only had four post-season wins. In addition to the painful loss on the field, Jones also suffered financially, as well as time spent on stale projects.
There is no team that needs to be the hero of the finals more than the Texans. Jones, the economic power with which he flaunts, has also become his own executioner for his mismanagement within the team, as he has no less pride and Jerry is the owner, general manager, coordinator, and almost head coach of his team. However, in recent years his vision has been based only on spending high figures in the game without receiving any benefits in return. The strongest evidence is Dak Prescott.
The Cowboys quarterback has become a fundamental part of the team thanks to embarrassing failures. During his seven year career, he has not been able to carry the team till the last game of the season and it is quite the opposite: He doesn’t know how to play against the clock and he doesn’t know how to play under pressure. He has no reading of plays to improvise, he rushes to throw the ball and at the most crucial moments he just disappears.
This season, he returned to the pitch after missing five games with a right thumb injury. 15 interceptions overall, one of the worst in that category. In addition to the two suffered on the field by the 49ers, When the team needed the most to score points. The first one fell in their own territory and ended in a three-point exchange for the Californians. The second of these was in front of midfield, when the Cowboys represented the greatest threat to San Francisco and dominated the game. Prescott has become a total millionaire failure.
The novel with Dak started in 2020. After his four years on a rookie contract, the quarterback agreed to a one-year deal with the designated player tag in exchange for $31.4 million. However, Prescott was only able to play in the first few games of the season as he broke his right ankle, which sidelined him for the remainder of the year. For 2021, in a bid to renew the confusion at the top and player pressure on the team, Jones and Prescott signed contracts worth four years and $160 million, 126 of which were guaranteed. This agreement also includes 66 million to capture his signatureWhich will spread over five years. they were 75 million payable in the first year agreement and the average of the following three seasons 42 million annually,
Prescott’s contract was up at the time Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Matt Ryan, and Joe Flacco, all position players who have appeared in at least one Super Bowl And they’ve won it (except Ryan). All Prescott has been able to do since signing his hefty contract is reach the divisional round.
Dak is the jewel in the crown of the whole mess. if we talk about moneyIt will also be necessary to weigh what Ezekiel Elliott contributed to the team, cowboys running back This added to his third consecutive season in which he could not sign a single game with over 100 rushing yards. However, Elliot pushed to the extreme so that in 2019 he received a six-year, 90 million contract. To this day, his numbers are a far cry from those of the top running backs in the NFL. Before long, Ezekiel could play out his final campaign with boysBut the owner’s sympathy for him has kept him going. the strongest evidence for the existence of Tony Pollard, who as the second rusher, rushed for 1007 yards, while Elliott barely reached 876 this season. By the way, Pollard will go to free agency at the end of the current season.
apart from pollard Dalton Schultz, Donovan Wilson, Leighton Vander Esch, Connor McGovern, Anthony Brown, Cooper Rush, Anthony Barr, Jonathan Hankins, Jason Peters, Dante Fowler and Ty Hilton If the team doesn’t keep him, he will go to free agency. new agreement will also have to be given C D Lamb that he would forgo his contract as a rookie for the following season. The Cowboys ended the season with $223,000 in salary cap space. At the start of the season, boys According to the Spottrack portal, they were the sixth most ranked team in the region with nearly nine million positions. That translates into poor planning within the starting roster, except for an injury to Anthony Brown that helped them solidify that position.
Dallas continues to bide its time, just like it did with Jason Garrett going through eight winless seasons. Time is against Mike McCarthy and his team. By the way, offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn may leave the team to become head coaches.
Still, Moore’s departure may matter, But Quinn’s departure would be a serious casualty for the whole of Lone Star. For several years, Quinn has earned recognition as one of the best defensive coordinators in the NFL. After a disastrous 2020 season, Quinn arrived to clean up, and since then, the Cowboys’ defense has become one of the strongest parts of the entire team. even, It could be said that Cowboys fans’ faith rested more on what the defense could do than on Prescott, Elliott and company.
Dallas signed another dud, no wonder. The wonder is that the team remains under poor management and that situation is unlikely to change, as they now have to renegotiate contracts and pray that their most important men don’t leave. Either way, they can leave some of their fake stars and come down to earth to achieve their goals.