This iteration of the Dallas Cowboys is the personification of boom or bust

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Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are known for taking huge risks. They just took another one that could result in a down season in Big D.

The Dallas Cowboys are apparently going all-In. On the accomplished but relatively safer side of the ball in the offense, as far as the investments they’ve made, they locked up wide receiver Amari Cooper on a new deal while also extending tight end Blake Jarwin.

The Cowboys eventually had to use the franchise tag on Dak Prescott, but there have been murmurs of continued talks between the sides. That’s just the offense though. The Dallas defense is another question.

Although I believe defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was a great signing for the Cowboys, he still has to go out there and prove it. The same goes for the newly-signed defensive tackle Dontari Poe.

Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is a can’t lose signing for the Cowboys, so while that’s a win, they just went out and began to push all their chips to the middle of the table. Here’s exactly what I mean.

Known for car wrecks before his lengthy absence, in every sense of the phrase, pass rusher Aldon Smith has turned his life around according to Jay Glazer’s tweet. What if he hasn’t though?

While I’m absolutely hoping for the best, meaning a ton of success for him and the Cowboys moving forward, there is a chance that things don’t go that way with his return. If the situation reverts back to what was his norm was prior to his hiatus, that could mean dire consequences for both him and the Cowboys’ season.

As if this concoction wasn’t already lively enough, the Cowboys may add one more ingredient to this potion that could turn out to make it the classiest Cosmopolitan cocktail one has ever seen or that of the Molotov variety.  According to reports, a former trouble Cowboy is looking to make yet another return to the game.

The reports were in reference to a proclamation made by Jean-Jacques Taylor of 103.3 FM ESPN. It was on a February episode of his show where he said that defensive end Randy Gregory had filed for reinstatement.

If the Dallas Cowboys do decide to give Gregory another shot, something I wouldn’t be opposed to with the right parameters in place, that would add potentially even more volatility to an already volatile bunch. The amount of talent at every position though is also something that could translate to something special.

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If it all hits and with the ability that they displayed on offense this past season, the Dallas Cowboys could potentially have what it takes to win it all. They also have the makings of a team ripe to underachieve, dramatically. That is why this iteration of the team is the personification of boom or bust.