The Dallas Cowboys came back down to Earth last week with a loss in Arizona. After the Cardinals gave the Commanders and Giants a scare in the first two weeks, they were able to finish the job against the Cowboys on Sunday.
NFL Insider Jason La Canfora of the Audacy original podcast “In The Huddle” explained why he isn’t buying into the Cowboys as a true Super Bowl threat this year.
“The Cowboys will make the playoffs because it’s the NFC. I don’t consider the Cowboys a Super Bowl threat,” La Canfora said (33:43 in player above). “I don’t think the Cowboys are coming out of the NFC. I didn’t think it after their two big wins. And they’ll go off and they’ll beat a bunch of bad teams in the next few weeks and I still won’t think it.”
The Cowboys opened the season with an impressive 40-0 victory at Metlife Stadium against the Giants. They followed that up with a 30-10 blowout at home against the Jets. However, both New York teams have been quite disappointing so far this season.
After losing star cornerback Trevon Diggs to a season-ending injury in practice, the Cowboys came out flat against the Cardinals.
La Canfora thinks that the problems in Dallas may start at the top.
“I just don’t like the way they can never handle success,” he said. “When the owner is your GM and the owner is your biggest cheerleader and the owner is that involved in it and the owner thinks he always has the best roster in football and always thinks it’s his birthright to win a whole bunch of games and do it his way, that paradigm doesn’t work for me. I do not believe it’ll work. I certainly don’t think it’s going to work for Jerry Jones.”
It’s not just the owner, though. La Canfora also put the offense on notice.
“You come out, and you’re flat, and you’re not as good offensively as people think you are, and you’re not really great at playing from behind,” he continued. “You show me anything they’ve done in the red zone even in their wins where you’re like ‘Well, that was interesting’ or ‘Wow, where’d McCarthy come up with that?’”
The Cowboys are still very much on track to make the playoffs, but it’ll be tough sledding for them to reach their first NFC Championship Game – let alone Super Bowl – since 1995.
“I just think they figure their players will go out there and win, and what if they don’t? What if things don’t go our way,” La Canfora said. “They’ve got talent. They’ll win a bunch of regular-season games. But I don’t buy ‘em. I fade the Cowboys every year.”