For the past decade, Dallas Cowboys fans everywhere have been continuously disappointed by the lack of success that this team has had toward the end of the season. I even used to joke when asked who my favorite team was that “I’m a Dallas Cowboys fan during the regular season, and I pick a good team for the playoffs.” The truth is, I’ve always stuck by my Cowboys and I believe that this team has the potential to be very good, possibly good enough to bring home the Lombardi trophy this season.
The talent level on the Cowboys team this season can match up with any of the elite teams in the NFL. Their offense has “quick strike” capability through the air, and when healthy, their running backs have the ability to wear down opposing defenses. The Dallas defense, under the control of Monte Kiffin, has the ability to get up-field and pressure the quarterback and create turnovers. Although we have not had a chance to see the entire starting defense on the field at the same time this preseason, I think this unit is going to be considerably better than last year.
It seems as though I am not the only one who thinks this Cowboys team is going to succeed this year. According to Nick Eatman of dallascowboys.com, Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach said, “He believes that not only are the Cowboys going to succeed, but Tony Romo is going to be one of the major reasons why.” If the guy who led the Cowboys to their first two Super Bowl victories says it’s true, then it must be true, right? If that isn’t motivation for the Cowboys’ players, then I don’t know what is.