Xavier Woods predicts Cowboys will play in Super Bowl next season

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Safety Xavier Woods blamed the players, not Jason Garrett, for the Cowboys not getting it done in 2019. The team’s 8-8 finish was the final straw in Garrett’s tenure in Dallas.

Woods called Garrett the “scapegoat” in an appearance on FS1’s Undisputed on Tuesday morning.

It’s on us,” Woods said. “It’s on the players.”

While defending Garrett, Woods also said the Cowboys have all the talent they need to reach the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995. In fact, according to Woods, the Cowboys had all the talent they needed in 2019 but couldn’t “put it together.”

Mike McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl with the Packers, now is charged with getting the Cowboys where they haven’t gone the past 24 seasons.

“New energy breeds something different,” Woods said. “He’s won before.”

Woods is so confident in the Cowboys’ talent and McCarthy’s history that he predicts the Cowboys will play in Super Bowl LV in Tampa next February.

“We’ll be in the Super Bowl,” Woods said. “I don’t know where it is [next year], but we’ll be there.”

It wasn’t exactly Joe Namath-esque, but there is no arguing that for whatever reason(s), the Cowboys underachieved in 2019.

32 responses to “Xavier Woods predicts Cowboys will play in Super Bowl next season

  1. How about we work on getting to the playoffs first, then maybe an NFC Championship for the first time in 25 years? And there’s the little matter of not having our starting QB or WR1 under contract. At the very least, maybe wait until THIS season’s Super Bowl is played before making predictions about the one in 2021.

  2. The only way the Cowboys play the Super Bowl is if they form a rock band and do the halftime show.

  3. Didn’t McCarthy coach the Packers who are on the verge of the Super Bowl to two consecutive losing seasons in 2017 & 2018.

  4. Think we need to pump brakes on narrative that Cowboys are such a “talented team” that “underperformed”.

    Three most important position groups in football: QB, Pass Rush, Secondary.

    * QB – Dak had a solid statistical year, but there are at least 7 or 8 QBs who coaches would gladly take over him – for one year at least (Rodgers, Brees, Mahomes, Jackson, Wilson, Brady, Roethlisberger, Watson, among others).
    * Pass Rush – who is under contract besides Demarcus Lawrence?
    * Secondary – Can anyone name a player in their secondary? And isn’t best player likely a cap casualty anyway?

    8-8 feels about right actually.

  5. Sorry, Xavier. Xavier Rhodes and his team will be in the Super Bowl next year, not Xavier Woods and his team. (Unless they change the rules to allow two NFC teams play each other. LOL.)

  6. Joe Smoth says:
    January 14, 2020 at 5:22 pm
    Coaching was to blame but a lot of players didn’t excecute in key moments throughout the year
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    Please give examples how coaching was to blame. Did you know the game plans? Did you know every personal decision that was made? I get you probably play madden but there’s a lot more to it than that bud.

  7. I want all my players to have that belief and confidence..

    If you don’t have that, you have nothing

  8. patriotmaleorgy says:
    January 14, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Please give examples how coaching was to blame. Did you know the game plans? Did you know every personal decision that was made? I get you probably play madden but there’s a lot more to it than that bud.
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    Using that “logic”, you can’t say anything about any player or coach.

    The fact of the matter is that Garrett was asked, on many occasions, whether he had the talent on his team to win it all. He always said that he had that talent.

    Now, if you believe what Garrett said, who can be blamed if those great players performed poorly? The only person left is the coach.

  9. radar8 said

    The fact of the matter is that Garrett was asked, on many occasions, whether he had the talent on his team to win it all. He always said that he had that talent.

    Now, if you believe what Garrett said, who can be blamed if those great players performed poorly? The only person left is the coach.

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    Actually, I don’t ever remember Garrett saying anything like that. That is not his style. Jerry Jones may have said that, not Garrett. Garrett was always, trust the process, take one game at a time. I don’t think you can ever find a quote of Garrett talking Super Bowl. And if he was asked about the talent on his team, it would have been bad of him to say, we are average, expect 8-8.

  10. The yearly, offseason over-hyping of the cowboys has already started. The cowboys finished in 16th place this year, but go on believing they’ll be in the top 2 next year!

  11. Yeah, other than Lawrence – most everyone on D front is FA next year. Byron Jones is FA and will cash in. Dak statistically real good year, which doesn’t mean much unless it’s in contract negotiation…and oh yeah, Cooper is a FA too. That and I’m assuming Witten re-retires. That’s a lot of expensive holes to fill.

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