Currently, with the NFL Lockout still in place and a deal within the CBA in progress, the Cowboys are still awaiting to get back to business in order to bounce back in the 2011 season.
The offseason has been very quiet thus far, with the players not being able to get in any contact with the coaching staff. Fortunately, Tony Romo has conducted OTAs and mini-camps by getting his teammates together to prepare themselves for training camp and preseason.
With that said, the Cowboys front office has a lot of work to do once the lockout is over, as there are some holes that need to be addressed through free agency.
Under the new CBA rules, Dallas could potentially be roughly $18 million over the cap. Several decisions need to be made in order to get under the cap space and have a chance to attack the open market. Dallas also may not be able to re-sign all the free agents they wish to keep.
Cowboys fans can only hope that the team is able to bring back the players they need as well as upgrade the positions of need (i.e. secondary) in order to compete in the tough NFC East division. With the amount of talent on the Dallas roster, this team definitely has a fighting chance to win the NFC East title.
The players are desperate to get back on the field and redeem themselves in 2011, but they could use a bit of help.