Games vs. Rams, Eagles will show if Mike McCarthy, Cowboys have something special brewing

After one season in Dallas, an injury-filled mess in which Dak Prescott missed 11 games and weird decisions and a bad defensive hire ruled the day, he was just mike mccarthy. No caps. Nothing special about Jerry Jones’ eighth hire as a head coach.

Just a guy.

With a 3-1 record in 2022 — all three victories coming again without Prescott not to mention tackle Tyron Smith — he’s on the brink of becoming something different. The next two Sundays will decide the matter. At least for now.

The defending Super Bowl champions should never be a prelude, but that’s how it plays out as the Cowboys get the Los Angeles Rams on the road followed by a trip to Philadelphia to play the NFL’s only unbeaten team. We don’t know right now who will be at quarterback, and dare we say it doesn’t matter as much as we once thought it did? Regardless, drop both these games, fall back to 3-3 and potentially three games out of first in the NFC East, and I’m afraid he’s still mike mccarthy, a coach who has been rescued from the scrap heap solely by the team’s hiring of Dan Quinn.

Get a split and that’s something else. Clearly it would be better to lose to the Rams and beat the Eagles for division race purposes. But either way, if the Cowboys stand at 4-2 after what happened in Week 1, then everyone…

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