No, Gronkowski didn’t choose one of his former teams in the New England Patriots or Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He did not take one of the heavy favorites like Kansas City, Buffalo, San Francisco, Cincinnati or Philadelphia.
“I’m going to go with the Dallas Cowboys…They added Brandin Cooks at the wide receiver position…he’ll be a great complement to CeeDee Lamb. And also, they added Stephon Gilmore…he was Defensive Player of the Year a couple years ago. I think he’s going to make a great comeback this year and play at a high level…
I feel this is the year they just, you know, get over that edge.”
The Cowboys are usually among the NFL’s best regular season teams, coming off back-to-back 12-win seasons. But this franchise’s struggles in the postseason throughout the 21st century have been well-documented, as they haven’t reached the NFC Championship Game since the 1995 season. That’s also the last year they won the Super Bowl.
But as Gronk points out, Cooks and Gilmore were two key additions to an already deep Dallas roster. On paper, this team has all the talent in the world to win a Super Bowl championship, but they simply have to find a way to break through the postseason hump.
Dallas reached the NFC Divisional Round last season, only to fall to the San Francisco 49ers 19-12 in a defensive slugfest. Dak Prescott struggled in that game with just 206 yards passing and a pair of interceptions.
Is this the year the Cowboys finally come together and win that long-awaited sixth Lombardi Trophy? We’ll find out in the coming months.
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