As mediocre as the Dallas Cowboys have been in recent seasons, they have positioned their roster such that they have a lot of young players whose stock is on the rise. That doesn’t necessarily mean the Cowboys will be an improved team in 2014, because certain players—like Tyrone Crawford, for example—have contributed so little in the past that their stock has nowhere to go but up.
Nonetheless, Dallas is counting on a handful of players whose stock is rising. These players—the ones who have shown signs of production but have not yet broken out—need to step up this season.
Let’s take a look at five players whose stock is on the rise for the Cowboys in 2014, starting with No. 5.