Dallas Cowboys Year End Review

Dallas Cowboys Year End Review

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Down in Big D, it’s year two for quarterback Dak Prescott and Dallas Cowboys. In 2016, Dallas went 13-3 and advanced all the way to the NFC Divisional round. In the second round, the lost to the Green Bay Packers.

Like last season, the Dallas Cowboys begin 2017 by opening against the New York Giants. On this Sunday night divisional game, the Cowboys win 19-3 going to 1-0.

Ezekiel Elliott
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In the second week of the regular season, the Cowboys traveled to Denver to face the Broncos.  Not only did they have to deal with the altitude in Colorado, but also the weather. After a two-hour weather delay, the game resumed. For Dallas, they wished it was still going on.

The Cowboys lost to the Broncos 42-17. In week three, the Cowboys traveled to Arizona to take on the Cardinals for a battle on Monday Night Football. In game three, the Cowboys would defeat the Cardinals 28-17 improving their overall record to 2-1.

In the final two games before the bye week, the Dallas Cowboys would face two dominant teams in the Los Angeles Rams and the Green Bay Packers. Both games were at home and both games the Cowboys would lose. First, 35-31 against the Rams and then 35-30 against the Packers.

While the Dallas Cowboys were on their bye week, Ezekiel Elliott learned that after the NFL’s long look at Elliotts Domestic Violence charge, he will serve the six-game suspension starting in week 9 when the Cowboys travel to Atlanta, Georgia to face the Atlanta Falcons.

In the final three games before Zeke’s suspension, the Cowboys defeated the San Francisco 48ers, Washington Redskins, and Kansas City Chiefs. During the six-game suspension, the Cowboys went 3-3 with no Elliott on the field.

On Christmas Eve, the Dallas Cowboys got their running back Ezekiel Elliott back for a crucial game vs. Seattle. Unfortunately, the Seattle Seahawks won 21-12 eliminating them from the Playoffs. In the season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles, Cowboys won 6-0 making their final overall record 7-9, 2nd place in the NFC East, and currently holding the 19th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

At the end of 2017 regular season, Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and Terrance Williams were the leading passer, rusher, and receiver of the team respectively.

Demarcus Lawrence, Zach Martain, and Travis Fredrick. In April, the Dallas Cowboys will host the 2018 Draft with the 19th overall pick.