The Dallas Cowboys have now reached the halfway mark of training camp. They have sustained injuries, they practically sign defensive linemen on a daily basis, but this team has also shown some real positive signs through two preseason games.
What does it all mean? Probably that the Cowboys are somewhere between where they want to be and where they really are. There is a ton of work to be done, aspects in all phases that need cleaning up and a depth chart that needs sorting out.
So as every day of camp passes, so do the performances of the players, both positively and negatively. For a franchise coming off of two 8-8 seasons, and toiling in mediocrity for over a decade, the Cowboys really need some finality to this year's cast as they open the 2013 campaign.
Training camp is the ultimate evaluation process for the players and coaches and it's a critical time where many decisions that are made now can have season-long implications. If championships are built during the offseason, then the Cowboys need to complete the construction.
Let's take a look at the progression of the players who are closer to being the solution versus the problem.