The Dallas Cowboys are a really compelling story. They came out of last season and into this season with a lot in question. After the 2015 season, the questions presented themselves as to whether the Cowboys, who went 4-12, were just injured or if their problems were more complicated. So to kick off the 2016 season, the draft took place. The Cowboys sitting at four had two major options, they could’ve taken Jalen Ramsey, a cornerback/safety from Florida State or they could’ve taken Ezekiel Elliot, a RB from Ohio State. As the story has unfolded, we know that they took Ezekiel Elliot, with some question as they pass rush and secondary were still heavily in question. Later in the draft though, they drafted a QB, one who had some mixed reviews coming out of college, his character issues got questioned, and he had some up and down play on the field. Dak Prescott was taken in the fourth round out of Mississippi State. He had a great preseason and of course the questions began to arise about whether he should be the starter in Dallas. Just some murmurs as first, but as Tony Romo experienced some preseason action and ended up injured, those murmurs became a reality. Things were still unknown as they Cowboys entered a new season with a rookie QB, a rookie RB, a questionable pass rush, and secondary concerns.
These worries have been warded off thus far. The Dallas Cowboys currently sit at 7-1. They hold wins over the Packers and the Eagles. After losing Week 1 to the Giants, they have won seven straight. Dak Prescott has look absolutely amazing at times, even with Dez Bryant sidelined with injuries. Ezekiel Elliot? Well, the first-round pick, with the major aide of that historic offensive line, only leads the league in rushing. The Cowboys receivers have also stepped up; the inconsistent Terrance Williams has been rather helpful in the resurgence of the Cowboys. Cole Beasley has also stepped up in the slot as the Cowboys leading receiver, though he has always quietly been good. The only question now is not really a question at all, and it is who will be the quarterback going forward for the season. The Dallas Cowboys are very much still Tony Romo’s team, so with Dak playing so well, will Romo get his team back? Only the future will tell. As for now, the Cowboys just need to worry about winning and whether it is with Dak or Romo, this team looks like the best team in the NFC. Especially with how the defense has stepped up, they are the only team to now have allowed a 100-yard receiver or rusher.