- Oct 2, 2014
Well wait, I wasn't predicting a Superbowl win. I was just saying this team is so talented they could make a deep run despite having an empty suit at HC.Regarding points 2 & 3, who do you see as those players who will step up and compensate for the lack of talent Dallas has at the coaching positions? We have a bunch of "lead-by-example" guys from what I can tell. But is there a player or two who moves the needle and commands the respect of the entire locker room? I don't think that player exists in Dallas. The 2000 Ravens that you referenced had Ray Lewis and a couple of others who fit that mold.
Also, I think you aren't giving those past Cowboys teams enough credit. We have had a ton of talent in Dallas the past 10 years. It's just being wasted on average at best coaching and a meddling front office. I'd argue that those 2007, 2009, 2014, and 2016 teams were just as talented as teams that have gone on to conference championship/Super Bowl appearances....Jax (2017), Atlanta (2016), Chicago (2010), and Denver (2015) to name a few.
You go line by line down the roster and those Cowboys rosters had just as much talent as those teams. The difference is the coaches of those teams pushed the right buttons when it mattered most. Coaching matters immensely in a league driven by roster parity.
Side note though, I do think going down the roster, this team is more talented than the 2007 or 2009 ones. Probably by a fair amount. Only question there is QB, which admittedly is huge. But the book is still open on Dak, and it's not like Romo was Dan Marino anyway.
But you mention leadership -- that is something Dak seems to have. Witten has it. I think Jaylon Smith has it. And the Hot Boyz, need I say more?