A second straight season of precise mediocrity in 2012 did not go unnoticed by Dallas Cowboys fans, players, coaches and the front office. Clearly, this team has missed its window of contention that was initially built under former head coach Bill Parcells, who retired from coaching following the 2006 regular season.
It's easy to play “Monday morning quarterback” once the season is over. History gives us results, and this is a look at the Dallas players who simply did not live up to expectations last season.
Now, these players may or may not have futures with the Cowboys in 2013. Further, the circumstances surrounding their lacking impacts was often not their fault.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones is the chosen face of the franchise, and he fails to make this list only because he doesn't wear a helmet and pads. His inability to maintain strong coaching and his penchant for blowing money and draft picks is well-documented.
So the following players can't be blamed for too much, because when a ship sets sail with holes throughout, it will likely encounter problems en route to its destination, much like Dallas does in trying to reach the Super Bowl year after year.