Why The Dallas Cowboys' Next Win Will Be A Historic One For The Franchise

All of the other 11 teams on the list were founded well before the Cowboys who began NFL play in 1960. The other teams include: Chicago (founded 1920), San Francisco (1950), NY Giants (1925), Green Bay (1921), Washington (1932), Rams (1937), Pittsburgh (1933), Philadelphia (1933), Lions (1930), and Cardinals (1920).

The Cowboys already own the NFL highest all-time regular season winning percentage among current teams. The Cowboys' all-time percentage of .572 includes 499 wins, 373 losses, and 6 ties. The Cowboys are also tops in winning percentage when postseason is included: .571 (533 wins, 400 losses, 6 ties).

Here's the top 5 list for all-time winning percentage (regular season + postseason):

1. Dallas .571 (533-400-6)

2. Green Bay .570 (770-581-37)

T-3. Chicago .562 (764-595-42)

T-3. New England .562 (518-404-9)

5. Miami .557 (464-369-4)

It's hard for me to wrap my head around why we can't figure out a game plan on offense without Ezekiel Elliott. I realize how much we miss him, but is it not possible to utilize the rest of the talent on our offense more effectively? Am I crazy?

Scales: I think the offense will be utilized more effectively because, from what we saw in the blowout win over the Redskins, the offensive line played much better and the Cowboys were able to stick with the run. That's a huge plus because the passing game continues to struggle. The identity of the Cowboys offense...imposing their will in the ground game...was accomplished last Thursday. As Coach Garrett noted during his press conference earlier this morning, those 3 and 4 yard runs by Alfred Morris in the first half turned into 7 and 8 yard runs in the second half as the o-line started to wear down the Redskins' defense.

As for utilizing more of the talent on the roster, I think all of Cowboys Nation would like to see Cole Beasley more involved in the offense. If defenses are determined to take him out of the game, then it should open up opportunities for the other receivers. We haven't seen the Cowboys "make 'em pay" on defense for allocating resources to Beasley.

Do you think the Cowboys will ever use Ryan Switzer in the passing game?

Scales: I just asked this very same question of coach Garrett today during his press conference. Switzer is really starting to make a big difference in the return game for special teams, when is he going to have more opportunities in the passing game?

"There are only so many plays in a game," replied Garrett, "especially when we're running the ball a lot as well as trying to get the other receivers like Dez and Terrance and Cole involved in the offense. He (Switzer) and Noah Brown are taking advantage of opportunities, but their opportunities are more limited because of the other receivers ahead of them."

Basically, there's only one football to go around, and Dez and Beasley and Witten, etc., are going to get their fair share of targets (and rightfully so). Garrett also went on to mention guys like Swaim and Hanna. For them, as well as Brice Butler and Switzer and Brown, they just need to stay motivated and ready so that they can punch their ticket when they finally get targeted.


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