With the 2014 NFL draft coming to an end, it's time to turn our attention to the players who will make significant contributions this year.
The Cowboys are coming off three heartbreaking 8-8 campaigns where they lost the last game of the season, which would have gotten them into the playoffs.
They have made a fair amount of changes in hope of changing their luck this year. While making a couple of moves through free agency, they did most of their work improving the team through the draft to become younger, cheaper and better.
Quite a few positions are up for grabs as the Cowboys enter offseason activities. Players who are used to being the unquestioned starters now will have to earn those positions. Fullback as well as "Will" and "Sam" linebackers are just a few of the position battles that will need to be decided before the Cowboys kick off on September 7.
While an abundance of things can happen between now and then, this is my prediction for the starting lineup and 53-man roster.