2023 NFL Season: It’s now or never for the Dallas Cowboys

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This might be the most talented Dallas Cowboys‘ team this century. It’s truly now or never for this current squad. Is it finally their year?  Dallas faltered in the divisional round once again in the 2022 NFL season.  For decades, one of the most storied franchises in the history of the NFL has turned into a laughing stock.

America’s Team also gets the brunt of the hate from the NFL world.  However, as much as people like to dog on the Cowboys, their recent success in winning double-digit games and getting to the playoffs is something that not many other teams in the NFL can say.

As much as some like to hate, let’s be honest here; this is a very talented and well-coached football team, but at this point in time, it’s truly now or never.  I mean, my goodness, something has to give, right?  It’s a shame because the Cowboys are very much talented enough to make a deep playoff run and get to a Super Bowl, but they always seem to get in their own way.

And many have no idea if Dak Prescott is good enough to win a Super Bowl in the NFL.  He’s got a ton of regular season success, but limited playoff success.  In 2023, the Cowboys went to work.  They re-signed many of their own free agents and made two very good additions in free agency, trading virtually nothing for CB Stephon Gilmore and WR Brandin Cooks.

Right now, their offensive line is solid.  They have very good skill players on offense, and their defense has been one of the three best in the NFL over the last two seasons.  At this point, if the Dallas Cowboys cannot do some genuine damage this year, it’s on them.

I think it’s now or never for this current organizational set-up in 2023.  What happens if the Dallas Cowboys once again lose in the Wild Card or divisional round?  They can’t keep going with their current set-up, right?  How many more devastating playoff losses will Jerry Jones endure before he makes sweeping changes?

It feels like every offseason we are talking about this same point.  The Cowboys need to make some noise in 2023, or change will be on the horizon.