The Dallas Cowboys are firmly entrenched in their 2013 training camp and the first preseason game is just days away. The rash of injuries has seemed to level off to reasonable levels, but, as camp accelerates, this team needs to seek answers to the many questions that exist across the board.
Questions concerning the offensive line, defensive line, overall depth and positional battles need to be sorted out in order to field the best possible team. Day by day, this team needs to continue to seek those answers and take those steps necessary if they want to be playing in January.
It won't be easy by any means, but the progression needs to have an arrow pointing upward and momentum needs to build up to opening day. The veterans on this team like Jason Witten and DeMarcus Ware provide a stabilizing force on many levels and the standard by which younger players should emulate.
But what about other players? Are there any emerging campers or surprises thus far? Conversely, are there any players who have played subpar and are falling below expectations?
Training camp is a process, and, at the same time, it's a window of opportunity for players to get noticed and firmly grab hold of a role on this team whether big or small. Every player matters and every opportunity matters, but time marches on.
The players on NFL rosters resemble the stock market in a lot of ways. Players come into this league as unknowns or unproven commodities and peak, or not, at certain periods of time. When players don't perform, franchises move on, and when players excel, they become valuable and cash in.
Let's take a look at the latest stock report.