It sure feels like the Cowboys made some "historically significant" decisions on draft weekend 2016. You know, the kind of decisions that we might be discussing in 5-10 years. They make decisions in every draft and every offseason, but some just feel more heavily important than others. And all three of the following decisions they made high in the 2016 draft feel very heavily weighted in the "what will we be debating in 2021 in spaces like this?" 3.
Like all other fine Friday traditions, we now stop down for just a pile of emails and ramblings that generally range in the 2,000-word range for a little something we call the Cowboys Mailbag (surely, the least original name a mailbag consisting of Cowboys topics could possibly have).
The Cowboys were 9-0 when they held their opponents under 21 points. Therefore, they were 0-7 when the opponent got to 21 points or more. They were 8th in the NFL in fewest yards allowed. In a league where the average game saw the average team gain 334 yards per game the Cowboys allowed 318. 8th against the rush (per game), 11th against the pass (per game). 10th in yards per play. Flirting with the Top 10 is all pretty solid in all of these departments. They were also 2nd in negative plays!
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