Back in 2006, the Dallas Cowboys opened their championship window with a core of players that Owner/General Manager Jerry Jones and former head coach Bill Parcells brought in. Many years later and only one playoff win to show for it, the championship window is about to be shut.
While many of the Dallas fan-base are fed up right now and would rather just implode the team and start over, there are a few reasons why I think we can give the Dallas Cowboys our support for the final three years of the championship window. (While I have hope, I do realize the following is highly unlikely and the chances of a Super Bowl in the next three years are very slim!)
So here are the top-5 reasons why the Dallas Cowboys should stick to the current core of players and pursue a championship.
Reason #1: The league of parity
The NFL is not the same anymore like it was in the 90s. Aside from the New England Patriots, the age of free agency has eliminated the dynasties. Sure, teams can win 12 to 14 games and look unstoppable going into the playoffs, but in the end it is who is the hottest at the end of the year that win the ultimate prize. That is why you see 9-7 teams winning more and the 12-win teams losing. In fact, the last Super Bowl was the first time since 2009, that a number-one seed won the championship. 9-7 can easily win the Super Bowl and with the Cowboys going three years in a row being 8-8, you can see why Jerry is pushing forward with this core. Parity is what is going to help this core win faster and have a shot at trying to compete in the playoffs.