With the clock striking midnight last Tuesday, the previous decade was put to bed. Here is a look at the 2010-19 Dallas Cowboys All-Decade team.
2010 through 2019 was an interesting decade for the Dallas Cowboys. The decade saw two head coaches, a changing of the guard at quarterback and minimal playoff success.
The final season of the previous decade ended just like the three of the first four seasons did. Winning eight games and losing eight games ended up keeping the Dallas Cowboys from the playoffs. Unfortunately, this outcome was nothing new for Dallas as the decade saw the Cowboys make the playoffs just three times.
This does not mean that there was a lack of talent in Big D however. Several players came, went and still play for this high-profile franchise. With the clock striking midnight last week, here is a look at the 2010-19 All-Decade team.
Quarterback – Tony Romo (2010-16)
Romo’s decade started and ended in a similar fashion. In 2010, just six games in, Romo took a vicious hit from Giants linebacker Michael Boley. The hit separated Romo’s shoulder and ended his season.
In 2016, during a preseason game in Seattle, Romo was blindsided from behind and injured his back. The injury, plus a hot start from rookie Dak Prescott, kept Romo off the field all year except the final game against Philadelphia.
Still, that 2011-14 was just good enough to give the slight nod over Prescott as the quarterback of the decade. Although both quarterbacks were responsible for exactly 40 wins, Romo had discernible worse teams surrounding him. His 16,620 yards and 124 touchdowns during this period are both superior to Prescott.