Dallas Cowboys 2023-24 NFL Season Recap

Dallas Cowboys NFL Season Recap

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Something big is going to hit the fan in Big D this offseason after the Dallas Cowboys were embarrassed at home by the Green Bay Packers over Wild Card Weekend. As memorable a regular season it proved to be for Big D with it winning 12 games and amassing a solid 10-7 record versus the closing NFL odds, it all went for naught after getting curb stomped 48-32 as what proved to be laughable touchdown favorites in a game it never once found itself in a position to win let alone cover. The game was shockingly over halfway through the opening quarter when the defense allowed the Packers to go on a 12-play 75-yard drive that culminated in the first of what would end up being three Aaron Jones rushing touchdowns. Sure, it was only a 7-0 deficit but Green Bay elected to receive and then pushed the ball right down the field setting the tone for the game.

Though Dallas still ended up putting 32 points on the board, a bulk of it was scored with the match well out of hand in the second half. Green Bay took full command in the first half getting out to a 27-0 lead before the offense scored its first points of the game at the gun of the second quarter when Dak Prescott connected with Jake Ferguson on the first of three touchdown receptions. While the Cowboys tight end had a playoff performance he won’t soon forget, the same can’t and won’t be said of CeeDee Lamb who quietly turned his nine catches into 110 scoreless yards. But the Cowboys premiere wide receiver was targeted a game-high 17 times, and his inability to make sweet music with Prescott ultimately prevented Dallas from keeping pace early on.

Most shocking about the drubbing was that it occurred in “JerryWorld” where the Cowboys had for all intents and purposes dominated all opposition en route to logging a perfect 8-0 SU record that saw them go a moneymaking 6-2 against the NFL betting lines. They won those matchups by an average of 21.5 points per game!

The home loss makes it three straight seasons of failing to get past the division round under Mike McCarthy’s watch. Though the Cowboys have exceeded their win total all three seasons and captured division titles twice under his watch, it remains to be seen what his future with the franchise will be moving forward. The fact that Jerry Jones was in shock and left speechless following the 16-point drubbing doesn’t bode well for his outlook.

Regardless of who calls the shots next season, the Cowboys have much work to be done on both sides of the ball. Tony Pollard clearly isn’t the answer as the offense’s RB1 after only managing 1,005 rushing yards on 252 carries a year removed from going for 1,007 on 59 fewer carries. As potent the passing attack proved to be, the offense could never confidently rely upon the running game when needed. The offensive line played a role as well. With that the case, look for moves to be made in both free agency and the draft to shore up the noticeable deficiency which ultimately cost it a number of wins over the course of the season.

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Though Daron Bland stepped up mightily in Trevon Diggs absence, the Cowboys secondary simply wasn’t the same the remainder of the year once he went down in practice and was lost for the season due to a non-contact injury. Jordan Love showed just how easily it was to rip the pass defense even though it entered the game ranked fifth overall. With that, upper management will likely be in the market to bolster the secondary in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft with it owners of the No. 24 pick per Tankathon. Ennis Rakestraw Jr. and or Quinyon Mitchell could likely be available to help fill that void.

Immediately after the wild card game went final, rumors started swirling about Bill Belichick being the guy that Jones would look at to bring a championship back to Arlington. “The Hoodie” quickly became the heavy odd-on favorite to land the gig. I’m not sold! Bill just left a franchise with a nosey owner that wanted his hands on everything. Why would he voluntarily sign up for that type of situation once again? If you think it’s a given that McCarthy is fired and Belichick is the no-brainer to replace him, throw a beer money investment at it. Personally, I’m letting the situation marinate a bit more before getting involved in that market; if at all.

Dallas Cowboys Schedule & Results

Week 1 at New York Giants W 40-0 1-0
Week 2 vs. New York Jets W 30-10 2-0
Week 3 at Arizona Cardinals L 16-28 2-1
Week 4 vs. New England Patriots W 38-3 3-1
Week 5 at San Francisco 49ers L 10-42 3-2
Week 6 at Los Angeles Chargers W 20-17 4-2
Week 8 vs. Los Angeles Rams W 43-20 5-2
Week 9 at Philadelphia Eagles L 23-28 5-3
Week 10 vs. New York Giants W 49-17 6-3
Week 11 at Carolina Panthers W 33-10 7-3
Week 12 vs. Washington Commanders W 45-10 8-3
Week 13 vs. Seattle Seahawks W 41-35 9-3
Week 14 vs. Philadelphia Eagles W 33-13 10-3
Week 15 at Buffalo Bills L 10-31 10-4
Week 16 at Miami Dolphins L 20-22 10-5
Week 17 vs. Detroit Lions W 20-19 11-5
Week 18 at Washington Commanders W 38-10 12-5

Few teams can match the rich history of the Dallas Cowboys. Especially when you consider that the Cowboys were born as a nuclear weapon. In 1960 the American Football League was formed by Dallas resident Lamar Hunt. Hunt founded the league and its franchise, the Dallas Texans because the NFL would not grant him an expansion team. However, once the AFL and the Texans were launched, the NFL expanded to Dallas. The Cowboys were created to destroy the AFL and the Texans.

From 1960 through 1965, the Cowboys never had a winning season. But starting in 1966, the Cowboys became the most successful franchise in the NFL. From 1966 through 1985, the Cowboys missed the NFL Playoffs just two times. Dallas won two Super Bowls in that span out of five appearances. President Tex Schramm, scout Gil Brandt, coach Tom Landry, and quarterbacks Don Meredith and Rodger Staubach were the key contributors to those Glory Years. So too was the Doomsday Defense the stuff of legends in those days.

But by 1989, the Cowboys ran out of steam and money. Jerry Jones bought the franchise and hired Jimmy Johnson as head coach. After going 1-15 in 1989, the Cowboys were Super Bowl champions in 1992 and 1993. After Johnson left in an ego struggle with Jones, caretaker coach Barry Switzer led Dallas to their last Super Bowl title in 1995.

Jerry Jones has made the Cowboys the most valuable franchise in sports. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame because of his dynamic business ability. But as much as Jones wants it, he still gets no credit for his football acumen nor deserves it. Dallas has never made a Super Bowl without a Jimmy Johnson-constructed team.

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Dallas Cowboys Past Seasons (2000)

2023 12-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2022 12-5 Lost Divisional Round
2021 12-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2020 6-10 None
2019 8-8 None
2018 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2017 9-7 None
2016 13-3 Lost Divisional Round
2015 4-12 None
2014 12-4 Lost Divisional Round
2013 8-8 None
2012 8-8 None
2011 8-8 None
2010 6-10 None
2009 11-5 Lost Divisional Round
2008 9-7 None
2007 13-3 Lost Divisional Round
2006 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2005 9-7 None
2004 6-10 None
2003 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2002 5-11 None
2001 5-11 None
2000 5-11 None

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