The upcoming season of HBO’s Hard Knocks just got more interesting. This season of the five-part NFL training camp docuseries will feature none other than America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys.
Last season, which was the team’s first year under head coach Mike McCarthy, the Cowboys finished with a 6-10 record.
“The Cowboys are one of the most storied franchises in NFL history and a team that elicits strong reactions from fans around the world,” Ken Rodgers, vice president and senior coordinating producer at NFL Films, said in a statement.
“Tens of millions of fans love them, but just as many people love to hate them. Either way, when the Cowboys show up people watch, which makes them perfect for Hard Knocks. This year, their high-profile status as ‘America’s Team’ is paired with uniquely interesting storylines. We can’t thank [Jerry] Jones and [Mike] McCarthy enough for letting us tell the story behind what we hope is the beginning of an exciting year in Dallas.”
Of course, Dallas was without star quarterback Dak Prescott for the majority of the season. With the team featured on Hard Knocks, we can expect to see how Prescott is doing as he prepares for his return to the field after the devastating ankle injury which forced him to miss 11 games.
Prescott, who signed a six-year, $240 million deal this offseason, recently went through organized team activities and two days of the Cowboys’ mandatory minicamp.
It will also be interesting to see the unique personality of star running back Ezekiel Elliott, along with the continued development of the team’s defensive unit which will be welcoming plenty of new players including 2021 first-round pick Micah Parsons of Penn State.
Will you be watching?