May 21, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50) cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) and cornerback Brandon Carr (39) participates in a drill during organized team activities against running back Lance Dunbar (25) at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Hype Surrounding The Dallas Cowboys Begins

It’s truly hard to believe that there ever was a time that the Dallas Cowboys were a team to be feared. The days of Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith and company are long gone and we as Cowboys fans still await the glorious return to success.

How far away are we really?

In fact, what was the difference between an 8-8 finish and a possible playoff run this past season?

Is it just the length of Dez’s finger? Maybe it’s Orlando Scandrick making an expected open field tackle?

The list could go on for hours of all the things that could have been done to get us that one more game. The purpose of this article however is to simply point out just how close this team actually is to becoming great.

There were very few games this past season that Dallas lost mightily. The Bears games for example seemed a loss from the get go.

My point is to show that even last year, the Cowboys were not far from being a threat at all. Anything that would have happened in the playoffs would be pure speculation, but who’s to say that with a healthy defense and an improved offense that we won’t see drastic change in this year’s results.

Added weaponry, healthy personnel, and a hearty fire underneath the butt of many a people smells like a good recipe for something to be excited about.

It’s all about getting into the playoffs people, and don’t ever let anybody tell you any different. I would rather enter the playoffs at 9-7 and become the Super Bowl’s Cinderella Story rather than storm into the playoffs only to experience another first round exit.

The story is the same coming out of camp, but something tells me there is just enough change to buy into the hype this time.

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