It was yet another disappointing season for the Dallas Cowboys in 2020, as they finished 6-10 and missed out on the playoffs for the second straight year. The Cowboys were 1-3 in Week 4 when franchise quarterback Dak Prescott fractured and dislocated his right ankle, forcing him to undergo season-ending surgery.
The Cowboys possessed one of the best offenses in the NFL before Prescott got hurt, but the team still had a losing record because of their abysmal defense. Mike McCarthy will hope his team can bounce back in his second season as head coach for America’s Team.
The Cowboys were not a good team to place a bet on in 2020 against the spread, going 5-11. In terms of over/unders, Dallas went 9-7.
Linebacker Sean Lee and defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford both retired in the spring. Edge rusher Aldon Smith signed with the Seahawks after a resurgent season with the Cowboys last season. Dallas went out and addressed the linebacker situation by drafting Penn State LB Micah Parsons 12th overall at the draft. DT Carlos Watkins also agreed to a deal with Cowboys in March, after spending the first four seasons of his career in Houston.
Jerry Jones has introduced a new look Cowboys secondary, with safeties Keanu Neal and Malik Hooker signing with The ‘Boys. Neal was a Pro Bowler in 2017 with the Falcons, and Hooker is a former first-round pick out of Ohio State.
Offensively, as long as Prescott is healthy, Dallas will have no trouble moving the chains. Ceedee Lamb, Amari Cooper, and Michael Gallup make up one of the best-receiving trios in the NFL, and Ezekiel Elliott is an extremely talented running back who should bounce back in 2021.
Action 247 Sportsbook has the Cowboys over/under for wins this season set at 9.5. Dallas is favored to win the NFC East this season at +120, and are +2900 to win Super Bowl 56. Jerry Jones’ team hasn’t hoisted the Lombardi Trophy since 1995.