HC Jason Garrett, OC Scott Linehan, and DC Rod Marinelli have decided to accept and even expect injuries to key starters in 2014. They acquired only free agents who can train and play at least 2 positions within their group.
They selected most draft picks with the physical skills to do the same. Replacing an injured key player won’t be limited to the designated back-up for only that position.
Dallas is enabling themselves to slide around positions within the group to field the absolute most talented combination of players within the entire group.
A perfect example is filling Sean Lee’s abruptly vacated MLB spot. 3 rotating LB’s have already practiced in the middle attempting to best cement the position.
The Cowboys are no longer helpless whipping boys to the unrelenting injury curse that ravished their roster and playoff hopes the last 2 years.
This team is now dead set on keeping the best remaining talent on the field together in a maximized pairing. As the old saying goes, “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”.
The crippling injury curse in Dallas has already shown it’s not going anywhere for the 3rd straight season. This time the 2014 Cowboys have prepared a calculated counter-attack to defend their playoff aspirations.