FRISCO — While it is true there has not been a repeat NFC East champion since 2004, Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice is predicting the Dallas Cowboys to be an absolute failure in 2017.
His first reason is a circular logic one as he claims the Cowboys are chokers.
Soak it in. (The NFL makes you go to YouTube to watch their videos, so just click it twice.)
What was great about that kick was that it looked for a split second that it was going to miss wide left. Then it straightened itself out, and the Cowboys were little more than a fart in the wind in the 2016 playoffs.
The Packers were missing their best wide receiver, two of their top three corners, the starting running back, and their starting center. The Cowboys, meanwhile, had their full starting lineup and couldn’t take care of business, at home. My conclusion here: Chooooooooke! It’s almost as if Tony Romo never left the lineup.
Yes, I know, five rings. They were over two decades ago, and you grew up in Connecticut.
Anyway, if you enjoy schadenfreude, expand Mason Crosby’s game-winning field goal video to full screen, and just rewind it over and over, picking out different people in the crowd individually. Watch as they think the field goal is going to miss, only to realize a moment later that the Cowboys took that L.
Kempski doesn’t just resort to the standard whining of an Eagles fan to bulwark his article. The beat writer points to statistics and actual off-season moves for his basis.
Last year, we noted that the Cowboys did not have a single player on their defense with at least 10 career sacks and that their career sack leader was cornerback Orlando Scandrick (lol).
This year, we would like to formally congratulate Tyrone Crawford, who had 4.5 sacks in 2016, boosting his career total to 12.5! Congratulations, Tyrone. You are the new Cowboys active sack leader.
Of course, the Cowboys would love to take a mulligan on the awful five-year, $45 million contract they signed Crawford to in 2015, but I digress.
The one player on the Cowboys’ defensive line who showed some promise last year was DE David Irving. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, as is a right of passage for Cowboys front seven defenders, Irving is facing a four-game suspension to start the season.I, for one, am shocked that an organization such as the Dallas Cowboys, known for strict adherence to employing only the finest upstanding citizens our great country has to offer, could have this many scalawags run afoul of the rules. Surely, this is not the norm.
What do you think? Will the Cowboys be a “dumpster fire” in 2017, or is Kempski a total sellout for the anti-Cowboys hypnosis?