Controversial FOX Sports pundit Skip Bayless insists his beloved Dallas Cowboys WILL make the NFC Championship Game – even with backup QB Cooper Rush – despite many claiming their season is OVER following star man Dak Prescott’s injury
- Dallas was embarrassed in a 19-3 loss to Tampa Bay to open the season
- QB Dak Prescott has a thumb injury, but Bayless still believes in Dallas’ chances
- He added: “I feel like the last man on earth who still believes in this football team”
The season is over for the Dallas Cowboys, but their most ardent supporter still believes they have a chance to not only make the playoffs — but also reach the conference championship game.
In Week 1, the Cowboys were embarrassed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who held ‘America’s Team’ to just three points.
Not only that, but Dallas starts last in the NFC East, after the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and Washington Commanders have all won.
To add insult to injury — no pun intended — Dallas QB Dak Prescott hurt his thumb and left the game. The injury will leave him out for several weeks.
Fox Sports pundit Skip Bayless still believes his Dallas Cowboys make the NFC title game
Despite all these signs that things are going wrong, Fox Sports pundit and avid Cowboys fan Skip Bayless believes they will still play for the NFC Championship.
He supported his position on an episode of his podcast, The Skip Bayless Show.
“In my long career, I have never, ever experienced a nuclear overreaction like the one that detonated Sunday night live on NBC coast-to-coast at Jerryworld… Of course the Eagles had won, the Giants had won, and Washington had won . And then Dallas lost to Tampa Bay 19-3 and lost Dak Prescott.
“And that was that! Seasons over, push dirt on the grave of my Dallas Cowboys and dance on said grave. That’s been the reaction I’ve experienced all week. Cowboy haters are out in droves, billions and billions of cowboy haters.
And it kind of feels like Cowboy Nation just closed for repairs and is waiting until next year. That’s the feeling I get. This is asenine, ase-ten, ase-eleven, ase-one billion. The Cowboys are just getting started. One down, 16 to go. Or, as I said before the season started: how about 19 left. Because I made them go all the way to the NFC Championship game.
“I feel like the last man on earth who still believes in this football team… My team is really, really good. My team got beat by the best team in pro football on Sunday night.
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott was seen wearing a brace on his throwing hand following an injury
“There’s no shame in it, there’s no season over because of it. And by the way, I think Jerry said on Sunday night that the break in Dak’s thumb is very manageable. And now they’ve revised the forecast to maybe three weeks… That means Dak could be back just in time – October 9th – to get to where I am in LA.
“What’s not to like about the team’s chances? I still believe. If you look down at the last seven games of my schedule, they’re pretty easy. My team is going to be on fire late [in the season]unlike last year when it caught hell late.
“I will be revising my preseason prediction due to the Dak injury, going from 12-5 to 11-6. It’s still good enough for my Cowboys to win the NFC East, as much as I fear Philadelphia… it’s still good enough to win the NFC East. That’s still good enough to win a home final.
“I’m still bullish on my Dallas Cowboys. I still watch the NFC Championship game. I’m not worried at all.
Prescott threw an interception as the Buccaneers defense overwhelmed the Cowboys on Sunday