5 Bold Predictions for the Cowboys 2014 Season

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June 11, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50) in action against running back DeMarco Murray (29) during minicamp at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

2. DeMarco Murray and Sean Lee will start 16 games

DeMarco Murray is the legs of the Cowboys, while Sean Lee is the heart of the defense. The two combined missed seven games in 2013.

Neither has played a full season.

But enough is enough.

According to ESPN reporter Todd Archer, the Cowboys are taking action to cut soft tissue injuries, particularly the hamstring plague.

The shortened offseason conditioning program could play a factor in the increase in injuries, but it has not affected every team. The Cowboys have studied other teams’ approaches and injury numbers to come up with a solution.

Coach Jason Garrett said one possibility is cutting back on the time spent on the field, especially early in the offseason.

The Cowboys need Sean Lee on the field. In 11 games started, the middle linebacker was one away from 100 tackles. DeMarco Murray finished the season with over 1,100 rushing yards along with nine scores.

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