Super Bowl For The Dallas Cowboys In 2014: Easy As 1-2-3?

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So far, so good. Or rather, so far so “Huh? Is this really the Dallas Cowboys?”. I agree. It’s been a long time since we’ve had the pleasure of being pleased. It’s been ages since we’ve had the satisfaction of being satisfied. Yet, here we are. Nearing June with a mostly collective facial expression that, admittedly, we had forgotten could adorn our faces. Wait….is this…a smile? Awkward.

By Job, it is. Whether it be one of pessimistic optimism or optimistic pessimism, it’s still a smile. And it feels damn good. Let’s take a quick look at what it is that’s stretching the corners of our mouths to our ears. Sorry Cowboys’ haters, but, this Bud isn’t for you. I’m sure you’ll stick around and keep reading, though. I mean we are your life, after all. And that’s just awesome. High five!

It’s about the process. – Tight End Jason Witten

Where was I? Oh yes. The new and improved Dallas Cowboys. Although most hate to admit it, Cowboy’s Owner/General Manager Jerry Jones has been correct over the past few years. Every single time he uttered the phrase “we’re just one or two pieces away”, he was absolutely accurate. We were. Most of us were just also tired of hearing him admit it and do nothing intelligent about it. Until now, that is.

When asked by CBS DFW if the Cowboys are better after this off-season and draft, Jerry replied:

“Yes, we are better,” Jones said. “There’s no question about that. Relative to where we played last year, we’ve had a very impactful draft. We actually have had an impactful off-season, relative to the way we play. We’re better.”

You don’t rebuild a team that went 8-8. Even one that consistently goes 8-8. Would you rebuild the entire engine in your car when really all you need are new spark plug wires? If you answered yes, you have deeper problems than the Dallas Cowboys. Much deeper. Please, let that hurt go.

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  • SmartThinking

    Admittedly, I’ve been out-of-pocket for ten days with no internet or cel service. Did somebody secretly paint silver stars on the Seattle players’ helmets while I was away? All this talk about the Super Bowl and Dallas in the same sentence and the only conclusion I can come up with is it must be late May and the sports writers are exercising their creativity before OTA’s begin. It’s okay to be optimistic about this Dallas team’s chances this coming season, within the realm of reason. But, truth is, the only way this team gets to the Super Bowl is to issue the defensive front line stun guns! Now, that’d be a shocker for sure!

  • Juanito Juanito

    who belive in jerry jones, if defense improve to be in 16 to 19 place they could be in playoffs, but superbowl in next season for cowboys, cmon be real people, cowboys are in rebuilding mode, seattle, fan fco., green bay, new orleans, maybe rams, panters,chicago, are set for super bowl next season but not cowboys, still need better talent in defensive line to compete those teams

  • David

    The Cowboys need to hope Romo can play 3 more years at a high level. The Cowboys are not a year or two away from the SB. They need to have a couple good drafts getting defensive playmakers at LB, DE and in the secondary. Then they might be able to make the SB.

  • Ced/Big C

    Very Interesting read. I’ve learned that anything can happen in the NFL….on any given Sunday. With that being said…I think this Cowboys team still has a ways to go in showing they have turned a new leaf. Sean Lee playing a full season would be nice. I like Marinelli taking over, but I hope he has everything he needs to accomplish the given goals. I just can’t see how injuries affect the Cowboys every year and all the sudden wouldn’t this one. I am hopeful tho. Depth has been an ongoing issue as well. Although we have addressed it somewhat, it is still an area of need, due to the 2013 draft. The Cowboys are competing against teams who have already established what we are just now trying to correct. I’m not a fan of keeping old coaches from last year and just “moving them around”, but we’ll see how it goes. I could see this team having some growing pains on defense. The offense has to understand that running the ball and playing smart helps the defense rest and stay motivated. The Cowboys biggest enemy is themselves…get over that hump….and the sky could be the limit. Hopefully the boys have a underdog role this year….and can just focus on grinding….but I’m not even sure that’s possible with the Star! This team can grow together throughout the season, but they have to find a way to win while doing so. As you said… Time will definitely tell.

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    We hear it every year from overly optimistic writers. It’s almost as if they don’t know other teams like the 49ers Seahawks, Saints and and Packers exist. Jerry Jones did such a bad job for so many years it will take at least another two to three years of making the right personnel moves for the Cowboys to be Superbowl contenders. Can we really count on Jerry Jones to do that? And this does not take into account the entire culture of the team has to change. Although I would be overjoyed if it was otherwise, I believe they will still mediocre at best.

  • ctcowboy1968

    Cowboys should be much improved over the 2013 team. One of two players away from the SB? No.