The Cowboys are sitting pretty atop of the NFC East with a 4-1 mark. The team’s hot start has led to some Super Bowl hype that has Cowboys’ fans envisioning a Lombardi Trophy heading to Big D. While it is too early to focus on the playoffs and what it would take for Jerry Jones and Co. to add another ring to the collection, the Cowboys’ sizzling streak certainly has made them a legitimate contender in the NFC.
Given some time to check out their most recent game against the Giants, here are some thoughts and observations:
Cowboys’ offense: Pick your poison?
When Cowboys’ coaches and players started discussing the possibility of fielding an offense with the capacity to produce explosive plays on the ground or through the air, I wondered if offensive coordinator Kellen Moore had the discipline, patience, and expertise needed to craft balanced game plans.
Through five games, the Cowboys are punishing defensive play-callers for their poor choices and questionable game plans. The team ranks second in total offense (439.6) behind a punishing ground attack that averages 172.8 rush yards per game—second-most in the NFL.