Dallas Cowboys Dynasty: The Missing Offensive Pieces
The Cowboys offense has the potential to be the most explosive offense in the league for the next several years. While there is an awful lot to be excited about with pieces in place, there are areas where they can improve.
Adding these pieces could mean a handful of Super Bowl appearances in the next decade or so:
An explosive vertical threat
The Dallas Cowboys have been lacking on elite top end speed at the wide receiver position for several years. Dez is a great, physically dominant wide receiver but he isn’t a blazing sprinter. Beasley is a short area quickness type of player that doesn’t provide enough top end speed to be a deep threat.
Butler showed glimpses but in reality isn’t a good enough talent to see the field regularly. The one thing missing for Cowboys offensive skill positions is a straight up track star that can shred the top of a defense when they crowd the box or decide to play press coverage.
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A young replacement for Doug Free
Right tackle Doug Free is easily the weakest link in the Cowboys offensive line, but in reality would be one of the better starters for most teams in the NFL. He is the veteran of the group and has taught the young star linemen how to prepare like a pro.
His play isn’t poor enough to truly concern you, Free is certainly serviceable. However, he is getting up there in age and 2017 will be his final season under contract. It is time to find a younger, stronger, and cheaper replacement for the future. Chaz Green is on the roster but has failed to stay healthy in his first two seasons and I hope that the Cowboys continue their search for the future starting right tackle.