10 Super Bowl matchups we want to see in the 2022 NFL season

NFL, Patrick Mahomes. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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2. Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills

The Dallas Cowboys have been dreadful in the playoffs since winning their fifth Super Bowl, which came at the end of the 1995 season. Since then, they haven’t been back to the NFC Championship Game despite having some teams that have been pretty loaded on offense.

This year, they feel as though they could make a run, and they are one of the top teams in the NFC. There are serious concerns, including the receiver corps which needs to get healthy — right now, CeeDee Lamb is the only real threat with Michael Gallup hurt — and they have to figure out the left tackle spot.

If they can get someone capable of blocking the blindside — Tyler Smith makes the most sense — and their defense continues to force turnovers, they could be a contender. And if they did somehow sneak into the Super Bowl, it would be fun to see them take on the Buffalo Bills who they beat back-to-back in the 1992 and 1993 Super Bowls.

For the Bills, they could finally exercise some demons of their own. This franchise went to the Super Bowl four times in row, losing each appearance — all to NFC East teams. They were just 13 seconds away from making it to the AFC Championship Game last season and they might have kept going had the defense held Kansas City off.

Buffalo has an elite player under center in Josh Allen as well as star wideout Stefon Diggs and a budding star in Gabriel Davis. Diggs would likely spend the day being guarded by his brother, Trevon Diggs, who led the NFL with 11 interceptions a season ago.

Win or lose, the appearance would also be enough for people to give Dak Prescott some slack. However, if he were to win, he would basically be immortalized as the guy who brought Dallas back.