Here is a segment of an article appearing on NFL.com today, and I’d love to hear thoughts on this because I for one disagree completely:
It’s only June, but Cowboys have the look of a champion
Fans and media members alike have wondered why Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys have not made many roster moves this offseason. After watching this team go through its recent organized team activities, I now understand.
The bottom line is that this is a very good football team. I have been to five of the Cowboys’ recent OTAs, and what I’ve seen is a very cohesive unit. Nobody is grumbling about contract issues. Nobody is complaining about being worked too hard. There are 20 starters back from a team that went 11-5 and won the NFC East last season. Wade Phillips, entering his fourth season as head coach, has lost 30 pounds – he looks like a different guy out there and you can see his enthusiasm.
After working with different coaches through his first four seasons, quarterback Tony Romo is heading into his fourth season with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. And the comfort level can be seen on the practice field. There are some thin spots – the offensive line in particular cannot afford to suffer any major injuries – but they also have excellent depth at some positions, running back and receiver to name a couple. If third-year back Felix Jones stays healthy, he could have a big year.
Bottom line: This team has the look of a serious Super Bowl contender.
If cohesion and fluidity on the Cowboys offense is all the article attempted to say, I would begrudgingly have to agree. But Brandt said: “Super”, “Champion”, and “Super Bowl Contender”….. that won’t fly here.
Happens every year with the Dallas predictions, doesn’t it? Sooner and sooner each year after they epically fail !
Here is what I predict — the Redskins come out on Sunday Night Football, September 12 — first game of the season…..and blow away the Cowboys offensively and defensively the entire first half of the first game. The defense lets Romo and crew get close in the second half, but Donovan McNabb is able to put together a 4th quarter game sealing drive ending with the final touchdown of the game, and there is the nail in the coffin in the Cowboys great start to a 2010 championship.
I seriously believe it will be the Redskins, Giants, and Cowboys all battling for control of the NFC East this year. There will not be any serious front runners. The only team in the division that I think will be definitely on the bottom however are the birds.
That much we ALL agree on.