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

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This is not a team that requires rebuilding. This is a team that needs a front office and coaching staff to take the next step in putting the right people on the field for the right price. One that needs to put wins over loyalty and choose football wins over merchandise sales. I believe we’re here….finally.

We’re really pleased. – Stephen Jones

The off season, in my opinion, was a success. We chose common sense over loyalty in letting injury-ridden defensive end DeMarcus Ware walk. We all love Ware, but, it’s time to get to the business of putting youth and energy back into the defensive equation. We refused to pay defensive end Jason Hatcher his overinflated asking price and subsequently wooed defensive end Henry Melton into a “play for your pay” contract.

Executive Vice President Stephen Jones commented when asked about this by 105.3 The Fan:

“We’ve had a rough run there in our defensive front,” Stephen said. “Obviously a very agonizing decision with DeMarcus [Ware], then we had to let Hatcher go down the road…With injuries and the tough situations with [Jeremiah] Ratliff and [Anthony] Spencer, we were certainly needing to try to do something in free agency to help us out. As it turns out, I think we’ve done something with the signing of Henry Melton that really helped our football team.”

The clouds parted and the sun started to peek through upon Valley Ranch. Well, well, well. Hope was starting to show it’s face again. And that’s not one of the usual four letter words we Cowboys’ fans tend to throw around as of late when speaking of our beloved team. There are a couple that get hurled at the television and I can assure you that “hope” has not been one of them.

Woo sah. Let’s continue, shall we? With a much better than average off season (not perfect, but certainly light years beyond the usual), we set our sights on the 2014 NFL Draft. Fans and media pundits alike were in agreeance that if the Cowboys were to truly prove that they had turned over a new leaf, they would have to nail the Draft. Or rather tie it to a steel post and drive rivets through it. Yes, we needed it that badly.

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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.