Two of the best headlines that I read from today:
Jerry Jones: “The Dallas Cowboys‘ defense can’t be worse than 2013.”
Stephen Jones: “The Dallas Cowboys’ offense can be great.”
Hitting the nail on the head with a couple of big obvious statements from the owner of the Cowboys and his son here. Both of these statements are things that Cowboys’ fans not only know, but that they fully expect to see happen in the 2014 NFL season.
It’s true at least that the Cowboys defense can’t be any worse than they were in 2013. If they are any worse than that then it’ll be a record-breaking year (in a bad way) for the team, which is something that the fans, and many of the coaches simply can’t allow to happen. If the Cowboys’ defense is any worse in 2013, this team won’t come near an 8-8 record, and we can all but call it a wrap on the career of Jason Garrett as the Cowboys’ head coach.
So now that we’ve covered the first of two big obvious statements, how about the fact that the Cowboys offense can be great? Well, with the weapons that this team has across the board and the new-look and powerful offensive line, this team not only should be great offensively, but they should be one of the best in the NFL. If you want a bold statement, then say that this offense can be one of the top offenses in the league this year.
With names like Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, DeMarco Murray and even second-year wide out Terrance Williams, the talent is ridiculous on this team. If health doesn’t become a concern, then I strongly believe that the Cowboys offense will be carrying them in many games. The defense absolutely won’t be as bad as last year, which will largely be due to Rod Marinelli.
It’s a bit of a down time as we get closer to training camp in the NFL, so maybe that’s why these statements were made, but they definitely didn’t leave any fans shocked or feeling better about the team’s potential in 2014.