Five Reasons Why the Dallas Cowboys Will Not Improve in 2010
The 2009 season was the season of the Dallas Cowboys.
They had a strong team where their long time team rivals, the Redskins, Had a series of sucky-ness.
The NFC East "Team of the Decade", Philadelphia Eagles, Were badly hurt on defense and couldn't roll at times on offense.
Even though the Giants beat Dallas twice, The Cowboys still had the better team.
Although the main stream media concludes that the Cowboys will have a better season then 2009 and will win division again, Here are 5 Reasons I say they will not!
THE DONOVAN MCNABB TRADE:
I know what you are thinking. How the heck does the Eagles sending McNabb to the Skins hurt Dallas?
Check this out!
Dallas beat the Skins twice last year. The first time by one point!
McNabb was not a game changer against Dallas last year for the Eagles, But he will bring an element of leadership to the Skins.
It is very unlikely that the Cowboys will beat the skins twice again next year.
The Cowboys cut big Flozell "The Hotel" Adams. He was the anchor at left tackle for Romo and was unmovable. Romo was able to have time to pinpoint receivers and make decisions because Flozell kept the pressure off.
Doug Free will now fill those huge shoes. I think it will take time for him to get the hang of it.
THE WIDE RECEIVERS:
Well, Patrick Clayton wants to be the starting wide out, and he wont be. Patrick said that he wont gripe about it.
At this moment, rookie Dez Bryant is slotted above him on the depth charts and has never played one down in the NFL. This is putting a bad taste in the veteran's mouth. There were rumors that the Cowboys were going to cut Patrick, but of course they dispute them.
Miles Austin was a surprise to the NFL last year. He has a quick step and explosiveness that no one was prepared to defend. A season later, everyone will know what to expect.
Miles also is having some contractual problems. He wants a big one,
Dallas wont give it.
We all know about the cap battle but Austin refused to sign his tender until yesterday. Although he stated otherwise, this shows that he is upset about how much he will earn in 2010
Tony is in a "Romo" State of mind!
He had pulled out of the U.S. Open qualifiers, but the fact that he was willing to put football and OTA's to the side to play golf says that he is taking the 2010 season for granted.
All Other NFC East quarterbacks have gone to their OTA's and have taken them very seriously. Including Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb.
Especially Kevin Kolb.
Both McNabb and Kolb have something to prove to the Cowboys in the 2010 season. If Romo continues to "Dilly-Dally" in the off season. He will be showed up by both quarterbacks.
THE NFC EAST:
Lets Start with the Giants,
The Giants had a strong start the the season and fell apart. Some blame it on poor coaching. Some lack of execution.
The Giants had a very quiet off season but needed to do very little as far as personnel. They should have a similar type of season.
The Eagles did not lose a step with the Donovan McNabb trade. Kolb had three full off seasons and a few games to show the Eagles brass what he could do behind center. Kolb was very impressive with the two games he had in the 2009 season.
The Eagles also had a busy off season, cutting almost everyone over 30 and bringing in young and explosive talent. The Draft was no exception as they chose 13 players, most of them on defense.
Bringing in McNabb was only one piece of the pie. The also have Shanahan. Mike Shanahan is known for taking a lack luster team and turning them around in one or two seasons.
The Redskins have been lacking a good head coach since the last coming of Joe Gibbs. They also brought in Back field help (in Larry Johnson and Willie Parker) and had a very strong draft. They continue to bring in players to contribute to the team.
Dallas has made little to no effort to improve their team. While they seem content with their first Post-season win in 13 years. All other Teams in the East have been making huge splashes in this off season to strengthen their soft spots.
The Cowboys soon may realize that it is too late to make any impact on the season.