After Sunday night’s primetime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, here are five changes the Dallas Cowboys absolutely must make this offseason.
Anyone who sat through that debacle of a Sunday night game where the Dallas Cowboys got embarrassed by the Philadelphia Eagles 37-9 in AT&T Stadium knows one thing to be true: There are some big changes that need to take place in Big “D” this offseason.
Admittedly, this is a Dallas team playing without several Pro Bowl-level starters. And the Cowboys rolled through the NFL just last season, to the tune of a 13-3 record. But those excuses fall flat when you realize overcoming those types of obstacles is exactly what separates the champions from the chumps in this league.
So, here are five changes we believe America’s Team must absolutely make this offseason if they are going to return to playoff relevance next year.
#1. Find themselves a quality swing tackle
It’s clear the neither Chaz Green or Byron Bell are the Cowboys answer at swing tackle for this Dallas roster. And considering the health of starting left tackle Tyron Smith, finding a quality back-up that doesn’t require constant chip blocks and double-teams to play to position is a must.
The best and most inexpensive place to find a swing tackle is in the draft. And the Cowboys should have plenty of picks to use to address their various needs this offseason as they expect to receive the maximum allowed compensatory selections from the NFL due to their heavy free agency losses earlier this year.
Although it would likely be viewed as a reach to select an offensive lineman in the first three rounds of the draft, a Day Three candidate that Dallas could develop and mold behind Smith would seem like the perfect solution.