Updated: Jan 14
In 1960, the Dallas Cowboys became the first successful new team in the NFL after the All-America Football Conference's collapse. This team was known as "America's Team" throughout the 1970s and early 1980s until their first losing season in 1986 and fell 3-13 in 1988.
Yet, it seemed like the Cowboys' luck was rotating when Jerry Jones became the team's coach, which did include Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman (due to the annual NFL draft), bringing the Cowboys back to the Super Bowl XXVII and XXVIII, reclaiming their titles of Champions.
However, it seems like history is repeating itself, with the Dallas Cowboys' 34-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday. Officially the Cowboys season is not over, but their 3-9 record means their season is finished. Many say that due to the loss of Dak Prescott, their quarterback, the Cowboys had such a lousy season.
Further looking upon the game with the Cowboys and Ravens, it can also be seen that the Cowboys' defense was disastrous and without proper practice as they allowed more than 200 yards on the ground for the fourth time this scene, also making it the most ever in the NFL. It can't be said that it was terrible concerning their offense, but it wasn't adequate for them to pull through.
Due to their lack of dynamics, their struggles in the red zone remained. Furthermore, Andy Dalton did not complete more than 19 yards until the already lost game concluded and was even intercepted, leading to a Ravens touchdown.
However, from the ashes of the Cowboy's defeat came rising popularity for Lamar Jackson and his 37-yard touchdown even after just finishing his COVID-19 recovery and saying, "it felt like I didn't play for a whole season."