On paper, the Dallas Cowboys roster is one of the most talented rosters in recent years. The time is now for them to make a run for the Lombardi Trophy.
The Dallas Cowboys are locked and loaded at almost every position on the football field. On the offensive side, you have a talented backfield with a playmaking wide receiver crew, and not to mention one of the best offensive lines with the likely return of center Travis Frederick.
On the opposite side of the ball, you have now have one of the better pass rushing duos in defensive ends, DeMarcus Lawrence and Robert Quinn to go with the best linebacker duo in Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch. The secondary is lead by All-Pro cornerback Byron Jones and is likely to receive more help in the draft.
There is no question about it. The Cowboys from top to bottom have a Super Bowl caliber roster and 2019 is the year to make the run for glory.
With several star players still on their rookie contracts, the Cowboys have to take advantage of the opportunity before it is time to bring out of the Brink’s trucks. Next year, whether you like it or not, quarterback Dak Prescott will get paid. Same situation for running back Ezekiel Elliott. In the years following, both Jaylon Smith and Vander Esch will have their paydays.
With the big contract extensions coming up in the following years, the Cowboys’ front office will not be able to retain some of the role players that make this team who they are. After going 10-6 last season and advancing to the NFL divisional round there are no more excuses. The leaders of the team now have plenty of playoff experience and another year for the younger will only help the Cowboys improve.
Also, with head coach Jason Garrett in the last year of his contract, expect everything they have to be left on the field. That’s because if the season does turn into a failure, not only Garrett, but the whole staff will likely be left searching for jobs.
The 2019 season for the Dallas Cowboys is now or never for this team and this organization. There are no more excuses.