Adding Stefon Diggs is Texans’ latest move that signals ‘all in’ offseason Jerry Jones promised Cowboys fans

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The Dallas Cowboys have long been known as “America’s Team” and certainly Texas’ preferred team, thanks to their status as the NFL and the world’s most valuable sports franchise plus the five Super Bowl titles.

However, all five of those championships occurred nearly 30 years ago with only one being won since the NFL instituted a salary cap in 1994 when the Cowboys won it all in 1995. That title cemented Dallas as the first team in league history to win three Super Bowls in a four-season span (1992, 1993 and 1995). Since then, the Cowboys have made more history with 13 consecutive playoff trips ending without an appearance in the conference championship round, the longest-such streak in NFL history. 

The latest run of regular-season success — three consecutive 12-win seasons (2021-23) for the first time since the 1990’s glory years — ending short of the league’s final four may be their most disappointing stretch yet. These Cowboys, under head coach Mike McCarthy, became the first team in NFL history to have three 12-win seasons in a row and not make it out of the divisional round in each of those years. 

The latest sour note, a 48-32 home loss in the wild-card round as the NFC’s No. 2 seed against the seventh-seeded Green Bay Packers, was a defeat Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones labeled “the most painful” in his 35 years owning the team with all the “great expectation and hope” he had for the 2023 Cowboys. 

So, of course, Jones — always the showman and entertainer — declared the 2024 offseason would be different and that he would ” be all in” and throw caution to the wind to “push the hell out of” the 2024 season. 

One problem. In order for the Cowboys to have had the salary cap room to execute being “all in,” they needed to extend 2023 NFL MVP runner-up quarterback Dak Prescott ($59.5 million cap hit in final year of contract in 2024, second highest in NFL…

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Author : Garrett Podell

Publish date : 2024-04-03 20:40:38

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