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By now you should be aware of all the negatives entering the Cowboys 2016 NFL season.  I’m here to tell you that despite all the suspensions and bad news there is something to be very excited about: let us begin.

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Byron Jones in Oxnard 2016. Mandatory image credit: Noel Muro,  Your Daily Cowboys Football Fix

Tony Romo

He’s back!! After a tough 2015 season Tony Romo has had a successful surgery on his collarbone  and a full off-season to heal and rest up. Other than last season, Cowboys franchise quarterback, Tony Romo, has had a QB rating of 90+ and has been aging like fine wine: getting better each year. People will argue, but Romo IS an elite quarterback and has the numbers to prove it. As long as Tony stays healthy, this elite offensive line and a potent RB Corp is a great combination for success!

Mandatory image credit: Noel Muro Your Daily Cowboys Football Fix
Ezekiel Elliott in Oxnard, 2016 Mandatory image credit: Noel Muro Your Daily Cowboys Football Fix

RB Corp

The Cowboys have made it a priority the last couple of years to get back to having a dominant run game and this year isn’t any different. This organization has been taking risks as of late and the decision to sign RB Darren McFadden last season wasn’t any different. The departure of the record breaking RB DeMarco Murray was a huge hole to fill, but McFadden’s recruitment was a low risk (2 year, $3Mil contract) high reward signing that paid off as he was a top ten rusher for the Cowboys that stayed relatively healthy most of the season.

This year the Cowboys used their number one pick on star running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott is participating in this year’s training camp and reports say he’s looking great! This running back Corp consists of Ezekiel Elliott, Darren McFadden, and newly signed free agent, Alfred Morris. Doesn’t this group sound like something out of a superhero movie?! All studs: with Elliott the most likely to start and be provided with the most touches. Legal issues may be looming over Elliott at the moment, and if a suspension or any kind of removal from the game occurs, Morris and McFadden shouldn’t have a problem pounding the ball.

Offensive Line

By now everyone should know that the Cowboys have an elite top 5 O-line. The Cowboys took their time in rebuilding that front line in order to replicate a line like that of the 90’s that made the legendary Emmitt Smith so successful. DeMarco Murray had the privilege of having these boys in front of him and had an incredible season two years ago.  Darren McFadden prospered last year.

Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, and Tyron Smith. It started with these three studs being the Cowboys number one picks and it worked perfectly! Now with plugging in La’el Collins, this should continue to be one of the best O-Lines in the NFL this season.

Dez Bryant and Company

Dez Bryant hit a couple of speed bumps last season with a broken foot that ended up with a screw in it via surgery, time off, then an ankle injury that had him finishing the season on the injured reserve list and out for the rest of the season. With a full off season to heal up, Dez Bryant should be back with a vengeance. Especially with Tony Romo throwing to him. Pictures making their rounds on the internet deem Bryant being in the best shape of his life. He is a full participant in training camp. Terrence Williams and Cole Beasley showed some flashes of greatness last season, but had a better season the year before. I predict Bryce Butler and Lucky Whitehead will have a great year, as well as Beasley and Williams.  Lots of weapons to throw to.

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Sean Lee in Oxnard, 2016 Mandatory image credit: Noel Muro Your Daily Cowboys Football Fix

Schedule

The Cowboys have the 27th ranked schedule in terms of difficulty. The league ranks schedules based off the season before and where teams ended up in win/loss record. Excited to see that Green Bay is on there again! This time the Boys have to go in there and claim the W that was rightfully theirs.

Well there you have it.  Take all of this information and embrace it. This should give you some optimism going into the season. Yeah, there might be some injuries in training camp, and they’re somewhat scrambling to find another back up quarterback, but they’ll be fine. Regular season, start already!

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  • Nice job on the story. I noticed that all you mentioned was offensive players. I have a feeling the defense may end up being a Migraine. I hope I am wrong and have a lot of faith in Tapper, but this defense showed they still can’t stop the run and there were a lot of missed tackles. Squandering a 24-7 lead in the 2nd half is scary. This is what we have to look forward to if starters get injured. This team has no depth on defense. because Jerral is salary cap broke by putting all of his resources in to the offense. The Frederick contract will result in more holes in the defense. Next Martin will be up for a new deal. He will be more expensive than Freddy. This team scored an avg of 29 pts a game in 2014 and still lost in the post season because they couldn’t get to a crippled Aaron Rodgers. Defense Wins Championships.

    • Noel

      True I did not mention defense because our strength is offense and our defense WAS looking somewhat promising coming into this season but due to suspensions it’s become an uphill battle on a slightly steeper hill. Hopefully the additions to the defense and Lawrence’s return in week 5 will be enough. This offense has been carrying the team and will have to continue doing so this season. This year the offense is more potent. We shall see.

  • Nice job on the story. I noticed that all you mentioned was offensive players. I have a feeling the defense may end up being a Migraine. I hope I am wrong and have a lot of faith in Tapper, but this defense showed they still can’t stop the run and there were a lot of missed tackles. Squandering a 24-7 lead in the 2nd half is scary. This is what we have to look forward to if starters get injured. This team has no depth on defense. because Jerral is salary cap broke by putting all of his resources in to the offense. The Frederick contract will result in more holes in the defense. Next Martin will be up for a new deal. He will be more expensive than Freddy. This team scored an avg of 29 pts a game in 2014 and still lost in the post season because they couldn’t get to a crippled Aaron Rodgers. Defense Wins Championships.