Team Preview: Dallas Cowboys
Continuing our series on Team Previews of all 32 Teams, we move to 2020's 3rd place team from the NFC East, the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys scored the 17th most points in 2020 while throwing for the 8th most passing yards. They rushed for the 17th most rushing yards on their way to a 6-10 record. Vegas currently has their Win Total at 9.5 games.
Dak Prescott: Dak was on his way to having a historic season, before fracturing his ankle in week 5. His 27.3 points per game were easily the best at the position. If he can come back at 100%, there is no reason to think he can't continue that dominance. He has arguably the best weapons in the game at his disposal, and he can even positively regress in the touchdown department. His 4.1% TD-Rate ranked 25th at the position. If healthy, I have him finishing Top 5.
Ezekiel Elliott: Like all of the offense, Zeke was having an incredible year before the Dak injury. He was the RB3 averaging 22 points per game, but things fell apart after week 5. Having said that, Zeke still finished as the RB9. The touches are starting to pile up for the heavily used back, and we could see Tony Pollard steal a little work, but I still expect Zeke to be fed a lot. He has some positive regression in touchdowns, as he only scored 6 in 2020, the lowest of his career. We saw Alvin Kamara go from 6 touchdowns in 2019 to 21 in 2020. You will be happy if Zeke is on your roster in 2021, trust me.
Amari Cooper / CeeDee Lamb: I see these two as the 1A and 1B in this passing offense in 2021. They were the WR8 and WR11 through the first 5 weeks until Dak's injury. Both averaged similar points per game last season and had terribly low TD Dependency. A healthy Dak and positive TD regression should see Amari back in the WR1 conversation and Lamb right behind him as a low-mid WR2.
Michael Gallup: Gallup should continue to be the odd man out in the receiving core. His 10.8 points per game ranked 51st last season. I do expect that number to go up slightly and he probably breaks the top 40 next year, but he will be very boom or bust.