The Dallas Cowboys are at a pivotal point on their path as an organization; their decisions in the coming months are going to have a monumental impact on their future, even more so than in a normal offseason.
If the Cowboys don't change the way they run things, they could have some serious trouble keeping up with the new-and-improved Philadelphia Eagles. If they can implement a more scientific, analytics-based way of running an organization, however, things might just change.
One of the things that owner Jerry Jones has actually done pretty well during his time in Dallas is not make the same mistake twice. When he identifies a problem, he goes to great lengths to fix it. The problem is that other issues sprout up during the process, and the Cowboys haven't had the foresight to patch up leaks before they become major problems.
Thus, much of their improvement as a team will come in becoming more innovative, setting trends that others will follow instead of the other way around. To get started on that path, here are five crucial questions the Cowboys will need to answer properly during the 2014 offseason.