Examining The Dallas Cowboys Roster (Part One)

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Last week, I wrote about the five things that Dallas needs to do in order to move past the mediocrity and become a playoff / Super Bowl contender. That column, which you can review here http://thelandryhat.com/2013/01/11/five-fixes-for-the-dallas-cowboys/, was mostly centered on draft needs, coaching changes and overall team philosophy. Today we will start a three part series which will examine the current roster. In part one, we will assess the roster depth as well as discuss the impending free agents that will require a decision upon which to keep and which to let walk. Let’s get started by determining which positions represent strength versus those that need to be addressed.

Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws in the pocket against the New Orleans Saints at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

- Tony Romo, 32, signed through 2013
- Kyle Orton, 30, signed through 2014
- Nick Stephens, 25, signed through 2014

Aside from possibly using a draft pick to infuse the position with youth, which will be discussed in a column later on down the road, Dallas is pretty solid at this position. For all of his faults, Romo is considered a top ten QB in all knowledgeable circles,. Orton should be thought of as a luxury as a backup, seeing as how he could start for probably 3-5 teams in the league. Stephens is an unknown commodity around simply for scout team purposes until Dallas decides to draft his replacement.

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Position Strength: Strong

Checkout the running backs on the next page…

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Topics: Anthony Spencer, Dallas Cowboys, Free Agency, Jason Witten, Tony Romo

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  • I agree

    positions most needed DT(Kawann Short got a lil sapp in him or Sheldon Richardson) S (Eric Reid or Dexter McCoil da best S in the draft sleeper) Olinemen( barret jones or dj Fluker a mean & natsy son of ah)

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