The Dallas Cowboys came into the 2019 season with high hopes. Not only did they think they were Super Bowl contenders, but so did the fanbase and the rest of the world.
They were supposed to be this young, hungry, ferocious bunch that were led by their freshly paid stud running back in Ezekiel Elliott and their poised young quarterback in Dak Prescott. They were supposed to be able to dominate games on the backs of their relentless running game and their top-10 defense from the just the season prior.
While the defensive line and secondary obviously played insane and above their heads in the 2018 season, this season was supposed to be anchored on the defensive side of the ball by the Cowboys stud young linebacking core of Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch.