Cowboys Post Draft Roster Still Missing Pieces

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Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) walks off the field after the Browns lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 32-28 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

BACKUP QUARTERBACK

The Dallas offense looks amazing on paper.  Young Pro-Bowlers at the running back, wide receiver and offensive line positions.  Youth and talent along the line, a Hall of Fame worthy tight end and a top ten quarterback all might lead to something really special on offense this year.  That is, of course, unless the quarterback gets hurt.  Look, if Dez Bryant, Tyron Smith, DeMarco Murray or Jason Witten goes down for any length of time it would certainly be detrimental to the success of this team but if Tony Romo gets hurt again, you can forget about it.  If (and it’s looking more and more likely that “if” will turn into a “when”) Kyle Orton does not return as Romo’s caddie, the next two men up for filling in are a combined 7-19 as starters in this league with more career interceptions (35) than touchdowns (26).  If either Brandon Weeden or Caleb Hanie see any action from September to whenever the Cowboys season is done, fans better hope it’s nothing more than on one knee holding a ball for Dan Bailey to kick.  While neither has had the luxury of playing with the kind of talent the Cowboys have, please believe that Jason Garrett‘s future as the head coach of this franchise is riding on the arm (and back) of Antonio Ramiro Romo.  Any significant time that Romo misses in 2014 will almost certainly provide Garrett with equal time to update his resume for his next job.

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  • Earl Robertson

    The roster is in pretty good shape I think. On defense they have to figure out what Carr and Claiborne likes and let them do that so the coaching has to change. Heath should not be on the team he can’t play, if they get rid of him that will help a lot. On offense they need to run ball more and romo needs to stay healthy. And Garrett needs to quit losing games by his poor decisions he makes. So the problem isn’t the roster as much it is coaching and romo back

    • Scott.

      Don’t take this the wrong way, but your askng for a lot which means maybe their roster might be in that good of shape.

      • Scott.

        Not

  • Earl Robertson

    One more thing they should bring back Alex Tanney let him compete against weeden

  • David

    Dallas addressed the D-line needs pretty well in FA and the draft. They however are still average to very poor in the linebacking group and safety position. While Lee is a great player when healthy, Dallas still has major issues at both outside backer spots. The big if’s are, can Carter rebound and be a great player they thought he would be. Can Wilbur man one of the outside positions fulltime. And lastly can Holloman or Hitchens push any of the starters out. The safety position is still a pathetic mess until they prove otherwise. It is manned with a bunch of UDFA’s and mid round draft picks from small schools. They all lack great coverage ability and range to help the corners in cover two or three. This group needs guys to step up and play a whole lot better or 8-8 or worse is coming again. They only way they are a bit better without the improvements is if offense is still great and their new OC runs the ball more and works the clock so the defense is off of the field a lot more than they were last year with JG running the O. Thats a lot of If’s and improvement needed and I just dont know if they have the talent to make that jump past 8-8 especially with the harder schedule this year.

    • blake

      Exactly David…exactly…i cringe every time a team throws deep on us.

  • Bill Smith

    In my opinion, if our defensive backfield , including both corners as well as safties fails again, this team is in a world of trouble.

    • Scott.

      Your are correct especially with the brutal schedule. I hope I’m wrong but 7-9 looks like good to me.