The Dallas Cowboys are off to another hot start, and this Hype train has put the pedal to the metal to start the 2023 season after two impressive victories.
In the first two weeks of the season, Dallas defeated both New York teams by a combined score of 70-10. It can not be denied they look dominant, but let’s take it a little slower. Their first real and possibly biggest challenge of the regular season comes when they travel to the Bay Area Take on the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 8. So it might be wise to wait until after that game to crown the Cowboys. Both teams could be undefeated in the duel.
We hear the usual flattery about Dallas early in the season when the teams they played weren’t at the same level. It’s not that the Cowboys aren’t good, they are. But let’s be honest: The Giants aren’t great and the Jets didn’t have a savior, Aaron Rodgers. They were forced to rely on Zach Wilson to run the offense.
No matter what corporate juice Pat McAfee is sipping at ESPN, he has to sit down the red cup. Dallas’ next two games are against Arizona and New England. The Cardinals appear to be on track to secure the No. 1 pick in the 2024 draft, while the Patriots are troublesome but also deficient at the position that matters most.
ESPN might as well be the movie Groundhog Day. Many of their analysts build up the Cowboys all year long and sell them like they are the most dominant and strongest team in the league. They’re building them up just to prepare them for the fall, which allows Stephen A. Smith to move on with First Take and rejoice after they once again failed to reach the NFC Championship game. It’s been the same formula for years.
Dak Prescott played well, but realistically he had a really good game. He was good, but not spectacular, against the Jets in Week 2. In the season opener against the Giants, the Cowboys defense jumped on them so quickly that Prescott didn’t have to do much. However, Prescott deserves a lot of credit for cutting down on interceptions early on since he hasn’t thrown any picks so far. So Prescott deserves kudos for that, but let’s leave all the talk about “playing his best football” alone, even though it’s been two games and one was just fine.
When Week 5 rolls around, we’ll see exactly where the Cowboys stand against the 49ersand again when they face the Philadelphia Eagles a few weeks later. Despite being division rivals, they could easily split the season series like last season. Dallas also travels to Buffalo and Miami in consecutive weeks in December, which should be a good benchmark for this squad late in the season.
But let’s tone down the propaganda a bit after just two games against weaker competition. Yes, it’s all NFL teams and players, but like anything else, there are always levels. The Giants, Jets, Cardinals and Patriots are not on the same level as the Niners, Eagles, Bills and Dolphins.
The bottom line is that straying too far from the Cowboys after two weeks will only lead to disappointment. Just go back and look at their history over the last few decades and you will see a pattern.
https://deadspin.com/espn-and-other-networks-need-to-chill-with-all-the-cowb-1850857349 ESPN, others need to cool down with all the Cowboys propaganda