Throughout the last several months, the focus around the Dallas Cowboys has been on the contract situation involving Pro Bowler Dak Prescott. However, what has continued to take over the NFL headlines this offseason has been star quarterback Tom Brady‘s pending free agency that could see potentially leave the New England Patriots. There have been several possible landing spots mentioned, but one that hasn’t any traction has been the Cowboys due to the lack of chatter of that route being explored. Although it may be a dim chance that scenario comes to fruition, here’s why this pairing makes more sense at a closer look.
Cowboys possess offensive weapons
One of the things that the Patriots have lacked over the last couple of years, especially in the 2019 season, has been a slew of offensive weapons.
Dallas has spent the last couple of years piling up some promising talent. They have arguably the best running back in the league with Ezekiel Elliott, who has proven he can carry the offense when needed. Elliott’s presence has been a massive part of the Cowboys’ offensive game plan over the last few seasons.
More importantly, the Cowboys do have some proven and young talent at the wide receiver position. Amari Cooper is in a pending contract situation, but the expectation is that he will remain with the franchise on a new deal. Cooper has been one of the most productive wideouts since entering the league.
Michael Gallup is coming off a career-best campaign that saw him take a significant step forward with his production and big-play ability. Gallup recorded 66 catches for 1,106 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 14 games played.
Meanwhile, veteran wide receiver Randall Cobb demonstrated to be a reliable secondary or third option in the passing game compiling 55 receptions for 828 receiving yards and three touchdowns. The tight end position may not be top-notch, but another viable option could be hand in free agency or through the draft. In short, Dallas has an appealing group of offensive talent that could attract Brady.
Cowboys hold top-notch offensive line
Throughout the last several seasons, the Cowboys have assembled one of the league’s most talented group of offensive linemen.
That group has been a considerable part of their success on the field and has helped them put forth a highly productive running game. The Cowboys have Pro Bowl talent at several positions with center Travis Frederick, right guard Zach Martin, and left tackle Tyron Smith.
Dallas also has highly dependable options in right tackle La’el Collins and left guard Connor Williams. What is most appealing is all of their starters are still under age 30 and playing at the top of their game.
Protection from the offensive line will be huge for Brady in this next stage of his career, especially as he learns a new offensive system.
Cowboys play in weak NFC East
In the last two decades, Brady has had the great benefit of playing in one of the most dysfunctional divisions with the Patriots in the AFC East.
The NFC East hasn’t been much better as of late as the 2019 season saw each team struggle to find success. That saw the Philadelphia Eagles need a strong finish to garner 9-7 record to win the division.
Brady would have the chance to play in a division where there could be an easier path to the playoffs. The New York Giants and Washington Redskins are both in rebuilding mode with young quarterbacks. Meanwhile, the Eagles have an older roster that has some notable holes defensively.
It presents an opportunity for Brady to take full advantage of his last few years in the league with a chance to compete for the Super Bowl with a talented team in a weak division.
There may not be any chatter in the direction of this scenario having legs, but it’s one that has makes much logical sense for Brady at this stage of his career.