When the Dallas Cowboys won a third Super Bowl in just four years way back in January 1996, what would the odds have been they’d wait at least 27 years for another?
But that’s the deal for America’s Team – a quarter century of misery with Jerry Jones floundering while the rest of the country laughs at his entitled fanbase.
The Cowboys regularly pack 100,000 fans into AT&T Stadium in Arlington, but Jones’ marketing genius is not matched by what he puts on the football field. Cue a ton of underachievement from overpaid and overrated squads.
JJ rewarded his franchise QB Dak Prescott with an eye-popping $160million contract over the next four years in a bid to finally end that Super Bowl drought.
So far that outlay appears to be money very well spent – Prescott led Dallas to a 12-5 regular-season record plus an NFC East title and a playoff berth and he is a red-hot favorite to be NFL Comeback Player Of The Year. Prescott is also on the fringes of the NFL league MVP conversation – though he has slipped a little there in recent weeks.
There will be no championship again this year for the Cowboys though after a heartbreaking 23-17 home loss to the San Francisco 49ers in a hard-fought Wild Card playoff game at AT&T Stadium.
It was last-second agony for Dallas as Prescott failed to spike the snap before time ran out, blowing any chance of a Hail Mary shot.
The online bookmakers will now start thinking about how the Cowboys might shape up in 2022.
What are the odds for the Cowboys to win the Super Bowl?
Okay, we know it’s been 26 years, and will be at least 27 before Jerry holds another Lombardi Trophy aloft. Don’t laugh but sportsbooks aren’t writing off their chances of a world championship off completely.
Dallas had been +1300 (bet $100 to win $1300) to win Super Bowl LVI going into that showdown with the Niners in Arlington.
Who will Dallas play next in the playoffs?
Nobody is the answer. Their season is done and now we have eight long months before they try again to finally add a sixth Lombardi trophy to the collection.
When did the Dallas Cowboys last win a Super Bowl?
You have to go back more than a quarter of a century like we said. The only constant during that period of futility = Jerry Jones. After scooping three Lombardi trophies in four year (thanks to Jimmy Johnson) things have been thin since.
The third of those Super Bowl wins was the most recent for the Cowboys, as Johnson’s replacement Barry Switzer managed to get a talent-laden roster over the line = just.
A late-season implosion almost blew any chance of Dallas winning it all, but they made the playoffs with a 12-4 record and then saw off the Eagles and Packers in playoff games at Texas Stadium.
Then the Cowboys won Super Bowl XXX in a game played in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday January 28, 1996.
Dallas was a heavy favorite to defeat the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers, but made heavy weather of doing so. it took two Larry Brow interceptions (of two horrible Neil O’Donnell throws) to clinch a 27-17 victory.
Cowboys odds to win the NFC East division
Dallas of course clinched the East with ease in 2021. Having started the season at +150 to clinch the race, the Cowboys proved those odds were pretty nice as they dominated throughout the year.
Can the Cowboys make the Playoffs?
Well they can and they did in 2021. Now we are on to 2022.
How many regular season wins in 2021?
Sportsbooks set an over/under for every NFL team and its regular-season wins. No different in 2021 but this line is dead now of course with the regular season in the books.
Dallas Cowboys 2021 Schedule
The Cowboys had the 30th most difficult slate in the league when the season began. In short, last season’s miserable performances give them a chance to do better this time.
Dallas, like the other 31 teams, played a 17-game regular-season schedule for the first ever time in 2021 before its season ended in the first round of the postseason.
That Cowboys’ schedule with spreads scores was as follows:
- September 9: Dallas Cowboys +8.5 @ Tampa Bay Bucaneers L 31-29
- September 19: Dallas Cowboys +3.5 @ L.A Chargers – W 20-17
- September 27: Dallas Cowboys -4 vs Philadelphia Eagles – W 41-20
- October 3: Dallas Cowboys -4.5 vs Carolina Panthers – W 36-28
- October 10: Dallas Cowboys -7.5 vs New York Giants – W 44-20
- October 17: Dallas Cowboys -4 @ New England Patriots – W 35-29 (OT)
- October 31: Dallas Cowboys +3 @ Minnesota Vikings – W 20-16
- November 7: Dallas Cowboys -10 vs Denver Broncos – L 30-16
- November 14: Dallas Cowboys -9 vs Atlanta Falcons – W 43-3
- November 21: Dallas Cowboys +2.5 @ Kansas City Chiefs L 19-9
- November 25: Dallas Cowboys -7 vs Las Vegas Raiders L 36-33 (OT)
- December 2: Dallas Cowboys -4.5 @ New Orleans Saints W 27-17
- December 12: Dallas Cowboys -4 @ Washington Football Team W 27-20
- December 19: Dallas Cowboys -10.5 @ New York Giants W 21-6
- December 26: Dallas Cowboys -10.5 vs Washington Football Team W 56-14
- January 2: Dallas Cowboys -6.5 vs Arizona Cardinals L 25-22
- January 8: Dallas Cowboys -7 @ Philadelphia Eagles W 51-26
- January 15: Dallas Cowboys -3 vs San Francisco 49ers L 23-17
Dallas Cowboys ATS in 2021
You should be able to work out from those weekly handicap figures that Dallas was 13-5 against the spread (ATS) on the 2021 season.
Dallas Cowboys 2021 Draft
Dallas went into the 2021 needing badly to fix that disastrous defense, and new coordinator Quinn got the full backing of the Jones family and the Cowboy front office.
The Cowboys used their first six picks on defense, headed by Penn Stake’s Micah Parsons, the consensus best linebacker in the draft. He was followed swiftly by Kentucky CB Kelvin Joseph, who filled an area of dire need.
In all Dallas selected eight defensive players, and while not all will make the team, they should at least bring an improved showing on that side of the ball in 2021.
The Dallas Cowboys draft picks in 2021 were as follows (overall pick number in brackets):
- Round 1 (12): Micah Parsons, LB Penn State
- Round 2 (44): Kelvin Joseph, CB Kentucky
- Round 3 (75): Osa Odighizuwa, DT UCLA
- Round 3 (84): Chauncey Golston, DE Iowa
- Round 3 (99): Nahshon Wright, CB Oregon State
- Round 4 (115): Jabril Cox, LB LSU
- Round 4 (138): Josh Ball, OT Marshall
- Round 5 (179): Simi Fehoko, WR Stanford
- Round 6 (192): Quinton Bohanna, DT Kentucky
- Round 6 (227): Israel Mukuamu, CB South Carolina
- Round 7 (238): Matt Farniok, G Nebraska
Dallas Cowboys 2022 Schedule
We don’t know the dates and kickoff times yet, but we do know which teams Dallas will face in 2022.
Here are their confirmed opponents:
- New York Giants
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Washington Football Team
- Chicago Bears
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Detroit Lions
- Houston Texans
- Indianapolis Colts
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- New York Giants
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Washington Football Team
- Green Bay Packers
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Los Angeles Rams
- Minnesota Vikings
- Tennessee Titans