5 Moves the Dallas Cowboys Can Make to Contend in 2013

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5 Moves the Dallas Cowboys Can Make to Contend in 2013
Five Super Bowl championship banners hang at Cowboys Stadium.

With the 2012 NFL regular season just over halfway complete, it’s becoming more and more clear that the Dallas Cowboys are not prepared for contention this year.

I’m aware that this season isn’t over and that anything can happen. Sure, we can look to the New York Giants of a year ago as inspiration I guess. They really showed that mediocrity can not only reach the Super Bowl, but somehow it can win it.

But it sure doesn’t appear that Dallas has taken any significant steps towards becoming a better football team that doesn’t hurt themselves, in many cases, more than their opponent. Many predicted a record of about 8-8, give or take, for the Cowboys. Many will be correct, but this won't mean contention very often. 

The reasons for the Cowboys’ 4-5 record heading into week 11 are plentiful. But most of these can be corrected in one offseason.

No, Dallas is far from the worst team in the NFL given the talent on the roster. But the issues are perplexing and the following illustrates the top five moves that Dallas can make to dramatically change its fortune on the football field in 2013.

A new quarterback doesn’t make the cut here and there’s no reason for it to.

As much as I’d love to include a new general manager, I’m just not ignorant enough to ever expect that.

But here’s what can happen

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