The Dallas Cowboys fought hard this season but it just wasn’t enough to beat the Rams. Now they must shift their focus towards next season.
The Dallas Cowboys now must focus all of their efforts on making this young team better and getting the right coaching staff in the building. Everything starts with a strong coaching staff and the Cowboys should have a few decisions to make. So let’s start there with my offseason wish list for the Cowboys.
The first item on this list is to find quarterback Dak Prescott an offensive coordinator that can put him in position to succeed. Coming in at a close second is for them to find a quarterback coach that can actually help Prescott make better reads the field and work on his accuracy problems. The current offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and quarterback coach Kellen Moore have failed to do any of those things for Prescott this season.
The next item on this wish list would be to lock up defensive backs coach Kris Richard to a long term deal and promote him to defensive coordinator. The team can keep the current defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli by making him special assistant of some sort.
Now that is my wish list. But Dallas also has to try and keep their high profile players while also bringing in new talent. The Cowboys’ salary cap space in 2019, an estimated $48.5 million according to Spotrac.com, will help with bringing back the team’s unrestricted and restricted free agents. Their main focus needs to be on these positions that underperformed in the 2018 season.
Here are my team needs for the Cowboys to either sign free agents for or draft players at these positions.
- Tight End – Blake Jarwin and Dalton Shultz came on late but the Cowboys need a true threat.
- Safety – Jeff Heath has turned into a liability on the field.
- Defensive Tackle – Antwaun Woods and Maliek Collins are good players but a veteran run stuffer would help this unit.
- Linebacker – With Sean Lee considering retirement, the Cowboys will need to add a veteran.
- Wide Receiver – More receiving threats would be nice for Prescott.
- Running Back – After Ezekiel Elliott, I don’t trust anyone at that position on the depth chart.
If the Dallas Cowboys can get this most of these moves done then they have a chance to improve on their surprising 2018 season. But what do you think? What’s your wish list for the Cowboys this offseason. Let us know in the comment section below.