Dallas Cowboys 2021 Season Awards

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The Dallas Cowboys 2021 season awards feature some of the best players at the position in the NFL. Dallas had their season cut short despite boasting the top offense in the NFL. The Cowboys also greatly improved their defense from last year with mostly the same personnel. Micah Parsons and the Cowboys had Super Bowl expectations but fell short with a first-round exit via the San Francisco 49ers. All-in-all the 2021-2022 season was a success despite the first-round playoff loss.

Dallas Cowboys 2021 Season Team Awards

Most Valuable Player (and Comeback Player of the Year): Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott was the most valuable player of the Dallas Cowboys in 2021-2022. He also earned the Comeback Player of the Year title for the Cowboys, overcoming his horrific ankle injury last season. The veteran quarterback made good on his massive new contract leading Dallas to an NFC East title and the playoffs. Prescott amassed 4,440 passing yards with 37 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions. Dallas has a perennial pro-bowl candidate on contract for the next several years to continue this NFC East dominance.

Offensive Player of the Year: Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott has earned offensive player of the year. The running back tallied up 987 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns. Elliott bounced back for Dallas after struggling to meet expectations the season before. The ground game was a big part of the Cowboys success this season and Elliott spear-headed the run-game to help control the ball and the clock.

Defensive Player of the Year: Trevon Diggs

Trevon Diggs was great this season playing an opportunistic ball hawk. Diggs snared 11 interceptions this season. Those 11 interceptions tied the franchise record and left him three picks shy of the NFL record. Dallas has been terrible defensively the last few seasons. Dan Quinn installed a new defensive mindset and Diggs played his part perfectly with opportunistic turnovers. This defense saw a tremendous turn-around lead by Diggs and other key players.

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Micah Parsons

Micah Parsons was the other essential defensive cog alongside Diggs. Micah Parsons is a candidate for defensive player of the year for the NFL-wide awards as a rookie thanks to 13 sacks and 84 tackles in 16 games. The rookie linebacker was out-spoken and took responsibility to solidify the middle of this defense playing multiple positions. The former Nittany Lion was great rushing the passer, stopping the run, and defending the pass when asked to do so. Parsons put up some great numbers as a rookie and anchored this much-improved defense helping the Cowboys to dominate the NFC East.

Most Improved Player of the Year: Cedrick Wilson

Cedrick Wilson capitalized on his opportunities this season. Both Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb missed time due to injuries and COVID-19 this season. The young wideout racked up a career-high 602 yards and six touchdowns. Wilson went over 100 yards twice this season during stretches where Cooper and/or Lamb were banged up or on the COVID-19 reserve list. The third-year wide receiver had 189 yards the season before, and 46 receiving yards his rookie season in 2019. Wilson proved he can be a complementary receiver or even possibly the lead wide receiver in any offense. Prescott and the Cowboys were very lucky to have Wilson with multiple absences from Lamb, Cooper, and Michael Gallup.

Dallas Cowboys 2021 Season

The Dallas Cowboys had a great season highlighted by some new faces and some great play by veterans. Prescott and Elliott both returned to form while Parsons, Diggs, and Wilson took full advantage of their opportunity to see the playing field. Dallas is lucky to be led by such great young talent at every level both offensively and defensively. Despite the first-round playoff exit, the Cowboys have a promising future over the next several seasons.

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