The NFL offseason has now reached the point where training camp is virtually around the corner. It's time for freshly cut grass, tight spirals, pads popping and Dallas Cowboys football. It's also time to see just what this team is made of and how much of a progression was made from two disappointing seasons.
2013 is a crucial year in the evolution of the Jason Garrett era, and it's time to really find out which direction this franchise is headed. Every offseason raises the most significant questions of whether or not enough was done to improve the talent, the depth and the chemistry of a football team.
It's something that every franchise must ask themselves—no matter how successful they are or what was accomplished the previous season. The Dallas Cowboys have been the model for mediocrity that spans over a 15-year period, and that is just unacceptable.
With the sheer visibility of this franchise, an outspoken owner and a team that everybody loves to see come up short, the opportunity for the Cowboys to break down that wall is ripe. If the Cowboys plan on taking that next step in a parody-driven league, they need a roster built for success.
Is this roster assembled for success? Do they have the right pieces? The depth?
In some aspects, the answer is yes, but in others, the answer is an emphatic no. There has been a nice influx of youth, talent and building blocks, but many questions remain.
Let's start with the red flags.