Jay-z crafted one of the greatest hip-hop albums in the last 20 years with "Blueprint." It was full of soul, rhythm, sharp lyrics and his flow was timeless. It is considered a classic rap album because of the impact it had on the culture, as well as where it took hip-hop musically.
The Cowboys may need to take a listen from that album to get a good feel on where to start in remaking their team.
Sunday night, the Cowboys lost to the Washington Redskins 28-18, sending them home for the summer, and catapulting the Redskins into the playoffs.
Once the final seconds ticked off the clock, questions started about the future of some coaches and players.
Will team owner Jerry Jones force head coach Jason Garrett to give up the offensive play-calling to a real offensive coordinator? Is defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on the hot seat? Has Jones finally had his fill of Tony Romo's mistakes?
Even if the answers to all of those questions are "no," the Cowboys have to do something different in the offseason if they want a shot at the playoffs next year.
Between Romo's costly interceptions, the play off the offensive line, and injuries, the Cowboys can't afford another 8-8 finish to satisfy the fan base, let alone the owner.
So, as Dallas prepares to head into another offseason to think about lost opportunities and no playoffs, I'll take an early look at what the Cowboys should do in the offseason to get better.