The Dallas Cowboys ended their 2011 season in disappointment. That disappointment turned into a deep depression after their division rival made a second Super Bowl run with Eli Manning. For Cowboy fans, the debate between Romo and Manning is endless, but for most of the other football fans, the debate ends quickly in Manning’s favor.
Romo’s one playoff victory does not hold a lot of weight in a conversation with a two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback. Cowboy fans point to the obviously lack of depth and even talent at some positions to excuse Romo’s lack of championships. In my opinion, that was more evident than ever before in Romo’s career. The Giants had more talent at almost every position.
Free agency has been the Cowboys’ first opportunity to change their fortunes for the 2012 season. The Cowboys started fast, landing seven players in the first couple days, headlined by Brandon Carr. Some of those players will start in 2012, and others, such as Kyle Orton, will provide competition and depth to the roster.
Obviously, the Cowboys could not sign every player or fill every need, so the NFL draft will be their next chance to further build a championship-level team. Even though the Cowboys deserve high praise for the efforts in free agency, there are still a couple moves that will haunt them in 2012.