The Dallas Cowboys had a rather quiet offseason, as opposed to a year ago with the arrival of Brandon Carr. In a perfect world, every team has a wish list aimed with the common goal of improving, but the economic landscape of the NFL dictates otherwise.
The salary cap ultimately became the biggest obstacle impeding the Cowboys' offseason plans, and the focus and energy was then directed at restructuring and getting the finances in order. The Cowboys added very little in free agency and will once again rely on a solid mix of youth and veterans to right this ship deep into the playoffs.
The goal of any offseason is to carry out the blueprint and execute the plan, but what if there are missteps along the way? Teams are taking a much more aggressive approach in what has truly become a league of parity and a win-now attitude.
Jerry Jones is someone who never shuns the spotlight, but even his deep pockets remained shut this offseason. So where does that leave the Cowboys as they approach training camp? Well, probably strong in certain areas and weaker in others.
But let's look at the missteps along the way.