The Cowboys have been a perennial contender in the NFC South for a while now.
They’ve made the playoffs three of the past four seasons and are currently in the middle of the AFC West playoff race, with the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos and division rival Kansas City both tied atop the division.
In all, they’ve had six different coaches since Jerry Jones took over in 2012.
With the departure of Jason Garrett and the arrival of Jason Licht in the offseason, the Cowboys were forced to replace the likes of Jason Peters, Mike Tomlin, and Jason Garrett.
But it seems that the future of the franchise is in the balance.
If that happens, will they move forward?
The Cowboys will likely start the 2018 season with a bye week, with a full slate of games starting in less than six weeks.
The Cowboys were able to get to the playoffs the last two years by playing in eight consecutive games.
If they do the same thing in 2019, they’ll be playing in four straight games and likely with only two weeks between them.
They’ll also be without quarterback Dak Prescott, the reigning MVP, who missed the first three games of the season with an ankle injury.
The first four games will also be on the road, meaning they’ll need to beat their NFC East rivals to get a bye.
If the Cowboys lose those games, they’d have to win two more to avoid the playoffs and they would likely lose to the Eagles.
However, if they win those games and win the remaining two, they’re in a better position than they were a year ago.
Here’s what the Cowboys will have to do in order to win the NFC East: 1.
Win out and stay in the race.
The Dallas Cowboys have a chance to win it all by winning out in the division with the Eagles and the Cardinals.
They’re currently in first place in the conference, and they’ll only need to win three of those games to clinch a playoff spot.
They can do it by winning both of those first two games.
The Eagles are in a much different situation with quarterback Carson Wentz and his injury.
With Wentz out, the Eagles would have to beat the Giants in Week 1 or face a second-place Los Angeles Rams team that currently sits in second place in their division.
The Giants are on the outside looking in at this point, so they’ll have to go to Philadelphia and win that game, and it will likely be in Philadelphia.
Wentz has a big game on his hands against the Eagles, who are still looking to rebound after a poor showing last season.
Wentson will be in great shape coming off the bye, as he’s coming off his first game in a Giants uniform and will be playing for the first time since Week 3.
Wentzer will be on a mission to lead the team to victory and help the offense to a win in Philly.
Wentzen has the Eagles to an 11-3 record, including a 10-1 mark in the playoffs.
That’s not even the biggest factor in this one.
The NFC East is a difficult division to win in.
The Rams are currently third in the league in points per game (28.7), which is good enough for fourth in the West, behind the Broncos and Packers.
If Wentz can go out and run with Carson Wentza and the Eagles in the first two weeks, they have a huge shot to beat them.
If not, the Cardinals will be looking to win this division and go on a six-game winning streak.
This is an excellent time to win.
The Arizona Cardinals are coming off of a bye this week, which means the team won’t play until March 1.
That means they can focus on preparing for the upcoming season.
They should have a full practice schedule on hand by March 3 and then be ready to go for the season.
Take care of business against the Rams.
After starting the season 0-5, the Rams have played well the past three weeks.
They won their first two contests, against the Packers and Seahawks, and are now 3-0 in the past five games.
They have the best record in the NFL heading into Week 5 against the NFC West-leading Cardinals.
The Cardinals are also undefeated in the preseason, going 1-1 in that time.
If Arizona keeps up the pace, the defense will have no chance against the Cowboys.
Make things interesting for the Eagles’ defense.
After losing cornerbacks Byron Maxwell and Marcus Peters to free agency, the Dallas Cowboys were expected to be a contender this offseason.
The team’s defense allowed just 14.5 points per contest last year, the fewest in the AFC South.
The unit also has a number of young pieces that could make a difference for the team.
With cornerback Nolan Carroll, defensive end Aaron Donald, linebacker Tyrone Crawford, and linebacker Josh Wilson all in the prime of their careers, the team should have an impressive unit