After the Dallas Cowboys embarrassing Week 18 loss, it’s hard to find much optimism in the fanbase. But the Cowboys impressive record following losses this season could perk up the Dallas faithful.
The Cowboys are arguably at their lowest point of the season after losing 26-6 to a Washington Commanders team that had nothing to play for, and benched a handful of starters. The losses to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers stung, but not this badly.
Luckily, this Cowboys team has done a phenomenal job at bouncing back from defeat.
Cowboys haven’t dwelled on losses
Dallas has yet to lose consecutive games this season. In fact, they’ve shown a tendency to perform well in the matchups after suffering defeat.
Following the Cowboys loss to the Buccaneers in Week 1, Big D rattled off four-straight victories. The defense shined in those games, allowing an average of 13 points. This was also the best stretch of the season for the unit, as they recorded 18 total sacks, good for 4.5 sacks per game.
The offense didn’t perform particularly well during the win streak, but at that time Cooper Rush was under center while Dak Prescott recovered from a Week 1 thumb injury.
In Week 6, the Cowboys suffered its second loss of the year to the Eagles. Prescott returned from injury the following game, and the Cowboys won back to back matchups.
The Cowboys balled in those two victories, averaging 36 points and 386 total yards of offense. The defense did its thing too, allowing just 17 points per game.
Jump to Week 10, and Green Bay topped Dallas in overtime. The Cowboys responded with another four-game winning streak.
In that stretch, the offense scored 37 points per game and the defense allowed 16 points per game. The key to the Cowboys offensive dominance was the rushing attack, which averaged a whopping 166 yards per game during the win streak.
The Cowboys were defeated by the Jaguars in Week 15 and went on to win two-straight games afterwards. The first win was the Christmas Eve thriller over the Eagles. The second victory was over a Tennessee Titans team that benched a majority of its starters in preparation for an important Week 18 showdown.
A trend Cowboys fans will love
Here’s a summary of how the Cowboys have bounced back from losses this season:
- Four straight wins following a Week 1 loss
- Two straight wins following a Week 6 loss
- Four straight wins following a Week 10 loss
- Two straight wins following a Week 15 loss
The Cowboys just lost the regular season finale to the Commanders. If Dallas’ performance trend following defeat continues, they’re due for a four-game winning streak.
Getting four-consecutive wins would make the Cowboys Super Bowl champions. So keep your chin up, Cowboys nation. The numbers are in your favor.