What Do the Dallas Cowboys Need the Most?

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One of the few who should be guaranteed to start next year on defense.

Mark Contreras: It is too early to discuss the off-season acquisitions/draft picks. We have a potential playoff team/division champion here, man! Enjoy it! But that said, since we are all the Cowboys General Manager in our own minds, it is never too early to plan ahead. I think it has been well documented on this site over the past few weeks, exactly how I feel about this secondary. I think they are supported by a very good front seven that make their statistics lie about how truly bad they are. They will cost us a big game (most likely a playoff game) down the stretch; you can take that to the bank. I think Jerry and Jason did a fine job of drafting offensive lineman in this past draft and picking up free agents that could help this team. I would like to see him continue to do so in this upcoming draft/free agent pool as well. However, with his uncanny ability to escape the rush, Romo has and will continue to mask the youth and inexperience of that offensive line. We need help there, but not immediately.

On the DB’s: Jenkins and Scandrick are here to stay but other than them, who would you keep? Newman is aging, Sensabaugh is average at best, Elam is below average at best and Alan Ball is still trying to find that football in the air that Matt Moore threw before halftime. It’s a patch work secondary that is not working. Side note: I still don’t understand why they did not go after Jonathon Joseph in the off-season. He would have made more sense long term and cost almost half the price of Asomugha, who the Cowboys apparently loved. It is only going to get worse as the games get bigger and the opposing QBs get better (I’m already having Aaron Rodgers nightmares). If you do not believe me, stay tuned. Unfortunately, I think you will see what I’m talking about over the next few weeks.

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