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10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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It might not seem like it, but there is actually a lot to be excited about when talking about the 2014 Dallas Cowboys.

Sure, some of the moves might be questionable, but in the long run, I have a feeling that things will pan out. Remember, it’s a part of the process, and we must be patient as the process plays out.

So, here you go. Here are ten reasons why Cowboys fans should be excited about the 2014 NFL season.

Rod Marinelli

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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Rod Marinelli

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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Rod Marinelli, in his own right, is a defensive mastermind. He finds ways to get the most out of his players on every down, and now he’s in charge of a Cowboys defensive unit that was dead last in total defense. When you hit rock bottom, there’s only one way to go, and I think Marinelli will get these boys playing hard, once again.

Scott Linehan

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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Scott Linehan

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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Scott Linehan’s offense is one that lives on putting up big numbers. In Dallas, he’s getting one of, if not, the most complete offense he’s ever had. Look for huge numbers from Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray and company.

DeMarco Murray

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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DeMarco Murray

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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I think that the Cowboys vastly underuse DeMarco Murray. I know that he has injury concerns, but the dude can flat out play. In fact, I think that 2014 will be his best season as a pro, if he can stay healthy.

Dez Bryant

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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Dez Bryant

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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As with DeMarco Murray, I think that the Cowboys haven’t been using Dez Bryant to his full potential. He is arguably a top-5 talent at wide receiver, and with the addition of Scott Linehan, I think that we might see a Calvin Johnson-like season out of Bryant in 2014.

Tony Romo

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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Tony Romo

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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Some might think that Tony Romo is the Cowboys’ Achilles heel, but on the contrary my friends. As long as Romo is the starting quarterback, the Cowboys have a chance to win, and win big.

The Offensive Line

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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The Offensive Line

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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The Cowboys are stacked on the offensive line; it’s weird to see that, huh? Last season they were one of the top-ranked run-blocking units, and with the addition of first round guard Zack Martin, they should be outstanding in 2014.

The Defense

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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The Defense

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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I know that they lost some key pieces during the offseason, but the Cowboys defense has to be better than they were in 2013. I expect guys like Henry Melton, Barry Church, Bruce Carter and rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence to lead the way.

Less Jerry, More Stephen

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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Less Jerry, More Stephen

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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It’s becoming more and more obvious that this is Stephen Jones’ baby going forward. You don’t believe me? Look at the moves that the team has made. Look at their drafts. It’s not about the jersey sales anymore.

Coaching Change

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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Coaching Change

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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So let’s say that the Cowboys really stink it up in 2014. If that happens, I can’t see the Cowboys retaining Jason Garrett, which means that the door is wide open for a new head coach and philosophy. A new head coach also means that he will likely want to bring in his own quarterback. I've said it before, but in case you missed it, to me, no more Garrett equals no more Romo.

There’s Always Next Season

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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There’s Always Next Season

10 Reasons Dallas Cowboys Fans Should Be Excited For the 2014 Season
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Keeping with the Cowboys stinking it up in 2014, chances are that they will have a high draft pick with which they can bring in their future at quarterback. Sure, he’ll have to sit a year, due to Romo’s contract, but that’s not a bad thing.