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Cowboys Set Astronomical Expectations for Offense

Donnavan Smoot
Jun 8, 2021, 1:56 PM EDT
The Dallas Cowboys have all the weapons for a bounce back year.
The Dallas Cowboys have all the weapons for a bounce back year. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images

It’s always nice to set goals for yourself, and Michael Gallup certainly did that for himself and the Dallas Cowboys offense.

Despite the terrible season by the Cowboys in 2020, Gallup has a solid point. Dallas is returning Gallup, Ceedee Lamb, Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliot and most importantly Dak Prescott. A healthy Prescott is the key to Dallas’ offense and season.

In the four full games before Prescott got injured, Dallas averaged a whopping 509.5 yards per game. That pace would’ve shattered the league-leading Kansas City Chiefs' mark of 414.7 yards per game. While that mark seems highly unsustainable, the Cowboys have weapons. Furthermore, if the defense doesn’t get fixed, the Cowboys will find themselves in shootouts every week. 

Gallup is trying to put the league on notice that the offense will do some things in 2021, but it might not bring quite the Super Bowl contending level of success he’s envisioning.

WynnBET set Dallas’ win total line at 9.5 wins. The under (-116) is being favored against the over (-105). Keep in mind the NFL added one game to the season, so if the Cowboys reach nine wins, they would still be just over .500. 

Dallas is expected to have general success as its odds are +105 to win the NFC East, with the New York Giants in second at +325.

Gallup himself had a down year in 2020. After having a career year in 2019, Gallup saw a drop in catches, yards and touchdowns last season. Granted he was playing with Andy Dalton, but 2021 will have to be a bounce back year for Gallup if the Cowboys want to cash the check that he wrote.