Dallas Cowboys 2020 Win Total- NFL Picks and Predictions

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Breaking Down the Dallas Cowboys Win Total

2020 NFL Season

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The Dallas Cowboys will be hoping to right the ship after an (8-8) season.  The Cowboys made a significant move in the off season, letting Jason Garrett go.  The Cowboys are now under the direction of Mike McCarthy. Let us take a look and see who the Cowboys will be counting on to contribute during the 2020 season. Get NFL Predictions and Picks for Every NFL game at Pick Dawgz.

Offense

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The Cowboys had a solid offense, averaging 27.1 points per contes, which ranked 6th in the league.  Dak Prescott is back, after passing for 4,902 yards, rushing for 277 yards, and totaling 33 touchdowns, while committing 11 interceptions.  Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 1,357 yards and 12 touchdowns, while adding 54 receptions. The Cowboys had a solid duo in the passing game. Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup both finished with over 1,000 yards for the season.  

Cooper hauled in 79 receptions for 1,189 yards and 8 touchdowns.  Gallup snagged 66 receptions for 1,103 yards and 6 touchdowns.  

Defense

The Cowboys as a team collected 39 sacks and had just 7 interceptions.  Dallas allowed an average of 20.1 points per game on defense. The Cowboys were led by Jaylon Smith in tackles with 142, he returns for the 2020 season.  DeMarcus Lawrence is the leading returner for sacks from last season. The defensive end recorded 5 sacks. 

The Cowboys will be without Robert Quinn this season, as he moved on to Chicago.  Quinn collected 11.5 sacks last season for Dallas, while totaling 34 tackles.  

Overview

The Cowboys should hopefully improve this season, as Dallas has a dangerous offense.  The Cowboys have more than enough playmakers to finish 6th or even better than last year in points per contest.  Dallas had their chances last season, but suffered two separate 3 game losing streaks, after starting the season with 3 straight wins.  Dallas has the best offense in this division and should improve under coach Mike McCarthy.  

The area the Cowboys will need to improve on is pressure on the opposing quarterbacks.  With Quinn gone, Dallas will have to have someone step up on defense and provide a consistent pass rush off the edge.  Dallas will be hoping Randy Gregory can have an improved season on defense. The newly signed Aldon Smith is expected to see time on the defensive line.  Smith has not played since the 2015 season. Looking at the special teams unit, the Cowboys did sign former Rams kicker, Greg Zuerlein. The Cowboys should improve from last season and with the offense alone, I like for Dallas to cover this win total under coach Mike McCarthy.       

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