Jason garrett let go of ray sherman(which has irked some people). and he brought in Rob Ryan which i find to be interesting. I think it was a good move...but we'll see how it pans out.
Next comes players. I think offensively is the cowboys strength. When garrett took over the reigns the cowboys offense played very well(mostly because of the run game). And all that was done with 2nd and 3rd string QB and their crown jewell dez bryant injured. With Romo and bryant returning....roy williams likely leaving....look for the cowboys offense to improve next year. What I feel the cowboys need is a solid slot WR to pair with austin, bryant, and witten(who are all 3 pro bowl caliber) or a guy like crayton without the arrogant attitude in other words a humble guy that just knows his roll nothing else. no need to keep roy williams. I think they make some changes with the OL(probably axing marc colombo and possibly leonard davis). They need to ax marion barber and or tashard choice and bring in a tougher running back that has some speed. With those improvements this could be the best offense in the NFC next year.
The greatest challenge will be defense. and the first thing that needs to change is the attitude. The defense has a few guys that are all pro caliber which is good. But they have some gaping holes. in particular in the middle of the defense behind the down lineman. Inside linebacker needs to get much tougher. they have had a revolving door next to bradie james for years now and the idea that they are going to bring in a veteran who is undersized and past his prime needs to be axed as well. all of these rookie draft picks at ILB have failed miserably and i feel it is because they are trying to fit small guys into something that they can't handle. hopefully sean lee is different. they need to stout ILB and bradie james will be done soon. then there is saftey. Both safties are weak and the cowboys GM has done a very poor job at that position since the departure of jimmy johnson. Bill Parcells never got a solid saftey in the door either while he was here and I think a huge reason was a lot was put on the back of roy williams and he never lived up to expectations. corner is ok neither guy puts fear in you though...both corners cover decently, but they need help at the saftey position because both are completely inadequate. they need to be more physical at the end of the day and IMO that is an attitude that has to start at the top. something that wade phillips lacked...and ultimately led to him losing control. the cowboys defense needs more help than the offense.
Edited by lorenzo, 16 January 2011 - 05:48 PM.