FRISCO, Texas – Here we go again. That’s right, again.
Just when it seems we are about to bury the memory of 2020, that 6-10 season ruptured by injury after injury after injury, this kick in the backside is rearing its ugly head once again.
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, in quiet, private moments, must scream, “Why?! Why?!”
Look, last year was about as bad as it gets. The Cowboys starting two offensive tackles, Tyron Smith and La’el Collins, missing 30 of 32 possible starts. Pro Bowl right guard Zack Martin missing six games and parts of two others. Travis Frederick retires, and between his two center replacements, Joe Looney and Tyler Biadasz, they missed seven games.
And worse than having an offensive line ripped apart by injuries, quarterback Dak Prescott, off to a red-hot start, is lost in the third quarter of the fifth game for the entire season, and his immediate backup, Andy Dalton, misses two more starts and part of another.
Yeah, well, here the Cowboys go again.
With expectations soaring, thanks to Dak back good as new, Smith and Collins good to go after having surgeries, Martin returning in top form and the defense showing signs of a resurgence during training camp and preseason, why within two weeks of the regular season while heading into Monday night’s NFC East collision with the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium, I’ll be darned, the Cowboys are battling…