Dallas Mavericks: 3 lessons the Mavs can learn from the Cowboys

Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban Tony Romo (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks: What they can learn from the Cowboys

The Dallas Mavericks are not the only first-rate franchise in the city to cheer on. Whatever your personal feelings towards the Dallas Cowboys, there is no doubting their rich history. The Cowboys are one of the most winningest franchises in NFL history. They represent a global brand with world-class facilities (including the standard-bearer by which all new stadiums are compared to in AT&T Stadium) and the largest fan base of any team worldwide.

Meanwhile, the Mavericks have also gained a reputation as a first-class organization. Since Mark Cuban purchased the team in 2000, the Mavs have been the second-most winningest franchise in the NBA behind only the San Antonio Spurs.

The Shark Tank mogul has long been lauded in NBA circles for making the Mavericks’ locker room and practice facility the envy of the league featuring state-of-the-art amenities. While it may not have resulted in making the Mavs the free agent hot spot Cuban hoped for, it has kept player morale from being an issue.

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What the Dallas Mavericks can learn from the Cowboys

The city of Dallas is currently a tale of two teams. The Mavericks are coming off another year of improvement. They have gone from picking in the top five to winning 33 games to making the playoffs, thanks to the addition of Luka Doncic.

In that same span, fans of the Cowboys have watched as their football team has been trending in the opposite direction. They finished 10-6 and won their division in 2018 before taking a noticeable step back in 2019. Dallas finished with an 8-8 record and missed out on the playoffs. 2020 has not been any kinder to the Boys as the team has been plagued by injuries and will see a dip in their win-loss record for a second consecutive season.

As the success of the Dallas Mavericks coincides with the regression of the Cowboys, owner Mark Cuban, GM Donnie Nelson, and the rest of the Mavs’ front office can prevent a similar fate by assessing the successes and failures of their NFL counterparts. Here are three things the Mavericks can learn from the Cowboys.

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