The Dallas Cowboys have completed over two weeks of training camp and scored a victory in their preseason debut against the Oakland Raiders. Granted, it was a sloppy and uneventful performance, but I saw a team that competed hard and will improve.
Heading into training camp, the Cowboys, like all teams, faced their fair share of concerns, questions and areas of worry. But, like all teams, it's time to confront those issues and find out what type of team the 2012 Cowboys will be.
The disappointment of last season still lingers among the fans and I'm certain among the players as well. But the season is inching closer and it's time to turn the page and get ready for Sept. 5th to face the Giants at MetLife Stadium. What better way for the Cowboys to start their season than by healing an old wound and inflicting one of their own.
So where does this team stand at this juncture of the preseason? Are they an improved team? A more mentally tough team? And are they ready to measure up to the NFC East and the entire NFL?
Let's take a positional unit by unit snapshot of where America's Team currently stands. The results will vary but self-assessment is the first step in knowing where you are.