The Dallas Cowboys were the team of the 90’s, winning 3 Super Bowls in a 6-year stretch.
However, America’s Team has not made it to the NFC Championship game since their Super Bowl triumph in January 1996, and all the losing has started to get old for owner Jerry Jones.
In recent years the Cowboys have had an air of quality around them though. Years of investing in the offensive line and drafting athletic defensive players has created a team that can challenge anyone on their day. Can you take over and deliver another Super Bowl for the Cowboys?
The Cowboys come into franchise mode with a strong 83 OVR. That puts them a clear #2 behind only their divisional rival the Philadelphia Eagles.
This is fueled by a very strong offensive rating of 89, the second-best unit score on the game once again behind the Eagles. The Cowboys defense is less impressive at 81, but that is still good for 5th equal in Madden 20.
Ezekiel Elliott, Half Back (94 OVR)
Development Trait: Superstar X-Factor
Contract: 7 years/$90.4 million
2019 Cap Hit: $6.34 million
Best Stats: Agility (95), Juke Move (94), Stiff Arm (93), Break Tackle (91), Acceleration (91), Speed (90), Carrying (88)
The Dallas Cowboys made Ezekiel Elliott the fourth-overall pick of the 2016 draft and got an immediate return as he led the NFL in rushing with 1,631 yards and scored a total of 16 touchdowns. In 2018 Elliott once again led the league in rushing with 1,434 yards and became a bigger threat in the passing game, catching 77 passes.
In Madden 20 Elliott is an elite offensive weapon. His agility (95), juke move (94), stiff arm (93) make him incredibly difficult to tackle while his speed (90) and catching (75) make him a threat anywhere on the field and on any play.
Byron Jones, Cornerback (91 OVR)
Develpment Trait: Superstar X-Factor
Contract: 1 year/$6.27 million
2019 Cap Hit: $6.27 million
Best Stats: Jumping (98), agility (96), Acceleration (94), Zone Coverage (94), Press (93), Speed (92), Awareness (91), Play Recognition (90)
The Cowboys drafted Byron Jones at the end of the first round in 2015 after Jones had an astonishing Combine performance. Jones has moved around the secondary for the Cowboys in his time and hasn’t improved over the years. In 2018 he became a leading coverage player in the NFL with 14 deflections and 67 tackles.
In Madden 20 Jones is a physical monster. His jumping (98), agility (96), and speed (92) means he can match up against almost anyone while his high zone coverage (94) makes him excellently suited to a cover 3 defense, but he can also hold his own in man schemes too (87).
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DeMarcus Lawrence, Defensive End (89 OVR)
Development Trait: Superstar X-Factor
Contract: 5 years/$105 million
2019 Cap Hit: $11.1 million
Best Stats: Finesse Moves (95), Awareness (94), Play Recognition (89), Power Moves (89), Acceleration (88), Strength (88), Block Shedding (88)
DeMarcus Lawrence was a second-round pick for the Cowboys in 2014. He had an injury-hit first few years in the NFL, playing just 32 of a possible 48 games, but in 2017 Lawrence was healthy and became an edge-rushing monster with 14.5 sacks and 26 QB hits. He backed that up with 10.5 sacks and 23 QB hits last year to earn a huge new contract.
In Madden 20 Lawrence is an excellent edge rusher, with high finesse (95) and power moves (89). His acceleration (88) and strength (88) give him the tools to challenge any blocker.
Dak Prescott, Quarterback (81 OVR)
Development Trait: Star
Contract: 1 year/$2.14 million
2019 Cap Hit: $2.14 million
Best Stats: Break Sack (92), Short Accuracy (89), Throw On Run (88), Throw Power (87), Medium Accuracy (86), Deep Accuracy (85), Play Action (84)
Dak Prescott was a fourth-round pick for the Cowboys in 2016. He wasn’t meant to play much at all but a preseason injury for Tony Romo saw Prescott start from Week 1 as a rookie and he was extremely impressive, helping guide the Cowboys to a 13-3 record as he won Offensive Rookie of the Year. In three years as a starter he has completed 66.1 percent of his passes for 67 touchdowns and an average of 3,625 yards per season.
Prescott is a useful quarterback in Madden 20. With good accuracy (89 short, 86 medium, 85 deep) and solid throw power (87). He can also escape pressure (92) with his acceleration (86) and speed (82).
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