Mike McCarthy’s team hosts the San Francisco 49ers Sunday afternoon. And the Dallas Cowboys’ veteran wideout for the naysayers.
The Dallas Cowboys finished 12-5, and won the NFC East in 2018 for the first-time since 2018. Mike McCarthy’s team The NFL’s leading scorer was the quarterback with a strong 530 points. And a club that gave up the most points in a season in franchise history (473) a year ago knocked that down by 115 points (358) – with one extra game played.
But there are those out there who apparently feel that this week’s opponent on Wild Card Sunday – the San Francisco 49ers – may not be the best team for Dallas to take on.
And that’s where Cowboys’ wideout Amari Cooper has some issues.
You can see the numbers and there’s no doubt about it. McCarthy’s team was just 5-3 at home in 2021. Dallas was just 6-5 outside of the division. To be fair, however, those four setbacks were all to theBuccaneers (Raiders), Chiefs, Chiefs and Cardinals are playoff bound.
The Cowboys also had a perfect record of 6-0 against their NFC East counterparts and were outscored by a combined score of 240-107.
So is the team’s record and numbers a product of their division? That’s certainly the question and perhaps the reason many feel that Kyle Shanahan’s club – who closed the season with wins in seven of their last nine outings are a 3-5 start – are perhaps playing better football at the moment?
It could also be a matter if style. Six teams finished the league with more rushing yards that the Niners. On the other hand, while Dallas led the league with 34 takeaways, Dan Quinn’s defensive unit ranked 16th in the NFL vs. the run.
Or maybe it’s the fact that the 49ers are just two years removed from a Super Bowl appearance? That’s somewhere the Cowboys haven’t been since 1995.
No matter where you are located, it doesn’t matter what. This disrespect of the sorts is coming fromCooper was obviously attracted to it.