Following last season's tepid results, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones declared that the offseason would be most uncomfortable. This has, so far, been the case, especially for head coach Jason Garrett, who has yet to turn in a winning record in his two-plus seasons at his position.
Most of the major moves have been progressive, although the ways that they have come into being may not have been the most appropriate or professional.
Yes, the Cowboys will be look different in 2013, but it's anybody's guess as to whether or not any of this offseason's changes will have any effect on the standings.
Here I'll grade what I believe to be the six most critical offseason moves to date, and analyze what the impact of each move might be this coming season.
Change is a constant in life, but it's important to know the difference between an upgrade and a lateral move.
I do believe that much thought has gone into the numerous adjustments brought forth by Jones. I think that certain areas of weakness will emerge as strengths in the coming season, but remember that change also creates the need for adjustment. When adjustments are being made, it's not likely that the best results will be discovered.