It’s been nothing short of a busy offseason for the Dallas Cowboys that has seen them garner much attention. Granted, much of that has been centered Dak Prescott’s contract situation; there is still plenty of buzz around the Cowboys’ roster that could make them more than a playoff contender. Star running back Ezekiel Elliott has fed into that conversation by making a bold statement concerning his team ahead of the 2020 season.
Cowboys go through busy offseason
The Cowboys finally pulled the plug on Jason Garrett after nearly a decade at the helm.
Jerry Jones has moved forward with bringing in former longtime Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy to lead the charge. McCarthy has a proven resume that includes helping guide the Packers to a Super Bowl win. He has a chance to bring a steady hand to a franchise that has struggled to break through despite their talent rosters over the years.
Meanwhile, the front office went the bold route of selecting former
Oklahoma standout wide receiver CeeDee Lamb in the first round of this year’s draft. It adds another element to their offense that already possesses a few game-changing players at their skilled position. The Cowboy may have lost their All-Pro center Travis Frederick to retirement, but they still have Pro Bowl talent along their offensive line.
Dallas has also added proven veterans to their defense with Everson Griffen, Dontari Poe, Aldon Smith, and Haha Clinton-Dix. The busy offseason has led their All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott to make a bold declaration ahead of the 2020 season.
Ezekiel Elliott says Cowboys have the most talented team in his career
Throughout the offseason, there has been a healthy level of optimism around the Cowboys’ outlook for the 2020 season.
There has been a renewed buzz around the organization. It has led to star running back Ezekiel Elliott to make the strong statement that the current roster is the most talented that he’s played with in his football career, according to David Helman of Dallascowboys.com.
“This is probably the most talented team I’ve been on,” Elliott said.
Elliott’s comments do loudly ring as he’s played with some talented players over his career, including his collegiate days. He played with NFL talent at Ohio State with Joey Bosa, Michael Thomas, Marshon Lattimore, Vonn Bell, and Taylor Decker.
The Cowboys may not have broken through in his first four years in the league. However, Elliott just placed the bar even higher for his team heading into the 2020 season.
Cowboys’ 2020 season expectations
The Cowboys are coming off a disappointing campaign that saw them let the NFC East division title and a playoff berth slip out of their grasp.
Dallas has done much to reshape their culture and roster this offseason to guide them forward. The team may have Dak Prescott’s contract situation still lingering, but it shouldn’t impact their play. They possess a highly-talented off, especially on offense, with a wide receiver trio that could see them each post 1,000 receiving yards.
That goes beyond Ezekiel Elliott anchoring their running game behind their formidable offensive line. The pieces are in place for the Cowboys to contend for the NFC East division title again. The team has quickly embraced the leadership from head coach Mike McCarthy, which should go a long way to pushing the franchise forward.
The expectations are high for Dallas, but the front office has put together a roster that can compete for the playoffs and much more.