4 Dallas Cowboys Fighting For Their Jobs in 2014

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After being cap-strapped for cash in the offseason, the Dallas Cowboys had a tough offseason as they had to release the franchise’s best pass rusher. However, the Cowboys helped their cap problem for the next few years and they had a decent draft by selecting players to fill their needs. The NFC East will be a dog fight in 2014 and the Cowboys could end up being the fourth place team. As of now, the Cowboys are about as mediocre as it gets. 8-8, 8-8, 8-8. 24-24 in the past three seasons. Being stuck in the middle is about as worse as it gets because when you are in the middle, you never get the chance to bring in a franchise-changing player like Jadeveon Clowney. With all of that being said, the Cowboys are all in for the 2014 season. Time will tell if they will fall on their face again. Here are four Cowboys who are fighting for their jobs in 2014.

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  • David

    1) Murray is not fighting for anything. He is the best RB on the team by miles. If you want to say he is fighting injuries Ill disagree with you as every NFL player does.
    2) Spencer is such a long shot to play this year at any level that can help the Cowboys. The injury he is coming back from has been career enders.
    3) Yes Mo is in a make or break year.
    4) JG should be gone after this year. He has done some nice things but overall been over his head as a HC. The Cowboys need to bring in a legit coach who will command repect of the players with the coaching experience to back it up.

    • Rob Norvell

      I disagree with you on Murray. Yes, he is the best back on the team, but 1. He is in a contract year 2. He has never played a full season 3. Its not like he set the backfield on fire last year, he barely crossed 1000 yards 4. In order to resign him, RBs are known to rapidly decline after their first contract. So why resign him to multiple years and multiple millions when we could draft the best RB of next year int he 2nd or 3rd round and have him on a rookie contract? Murray has to play very well this year, better than last year, if hes gonna stay with the team for the future.

      • David

        He was a top ten back in yards with the highest yard per carry average. I never said to resign him and dont think they should unless its a cap friendly deal. But the bottom line is he is one of the best backs in the league and the Cowboys O-line should even be improved from last year. They need to run him hard if they want any chance of sniffing the playoffs.

        • Rob Norvell

          I cant argue any of that with you. I took the article to mean hes fighting for his spot after this year. All these guys are here for this season, its next year they might all be gone. Honestly, I expect Spencer and Murray to be gone after this season. Claiborne wont yet because he will have 1 more year on his rookie contract, but he might get replaced by a draft pick by next season. I think JJ will do everything he can to keep the red-headed stepchild.

          • David

            No worries bro. When I read someting that says fighting for a pot, to me that means he has not been that good talent wise. And he needs to play better to keep his starting job or spot on the team. Like I said with Spencer he is coming back from one of the toughest injuries in the game. Ive had the surgery and cant run without pain. In regards to JG, I like some things he has done but he has been over his head in game management situations and worse to been to pass happy with no balance. It has been proven time and time again that you can win with an average to good qb with a strong run game and defense. JG does not believe in running the ball with balance…

          • Ryan Ratty

            The Cowboys shouldn’t re-sign Murray. Running backs are so indispensable nowadays. The only running backs in this league I would re-sign are Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy, and Matt Forte.

          • David

            And If JG runs the ball and he goes for 1600 yards and 30 plus catches?

          • Greg Hill

            Murray doesn’t have the body for this type of workload and will again breakdown if over used. Get. what they can and dump him.

          • Jack Farguson

            Greg, I wish we could dump guys like you. You have yet to say anything constructive. All you want to do is run down the Cowboys. No matter who it is. I think you need to go run down your team and get off of our teams blog!

          • Greg Hill

            Jack, what makes you think I care what you think. I suggest you become less sensitive about your cowboys and grow up. Learn how to deal with opposing opinions instead of trying to censor them

          • David

            Murray doesnt have the body type for this type of workload? That might be the most ignorant statement of the year. Murray is 6′ 219 pounds. AP is 6’1 217 pounds and have a similar running style. AP tore up his knee a couple of years ago so I guess he is injury prone too. Shady is 5-11 and 208 and he handles the load pretty well. He has also missed games because of injury.

          • Greg Hill

            Agreed. The jury is still out on Claiborne due to his youth. If he is again a no show then he should join the others on the first train out of Dallas.

  • Alfredo Martinez

    I desagree in the point 5… Jason Garrett has restructured gradually the Cowboys…Since Jason Garrett is the HC, no more madonnas in this team (Terrell Owens, PacMan Jones, etc), Garrett has improvised a lot in the draft: Tyron Smith, Demarco Murray, Travis Freaderick, Terrence Williams, Devonte Holloman, Gavin Escobar, JJ Wilcox, Tyrone Crawford, Zach Martin, Demarcus Lawrence, Dwayne Harris…..to me, Rod Marinelli could be the piece of the puzzle that allows to cowboys break the 8-8 barrier..anyone remember the state Wade Phillips left this team in 2010…and the salary cap… Jerrah? with Ray Rattlif, etc… or the trade of Roy Williams by draft picks…or the Quency Carter, Barbie Carpenter (LB fromOhio St), Shante Carver, Dwayne Goodrich, Antonhy Fasano, the entire 2009 draft ….all Jerrah BAD draft picks….

    • Ryan Ratty

      I agree that the drafting has gotten better. But there’s a line to put all of the talent together and the Cowboys haven’t done so yet.

    • Greg Hill

      Look up the word Madonna in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of Dez Bryant. Besides, JG has no input on team personnel.

  • Jack Farguson

    I’m betting that Garrett is here for at least a few more years. I think he has improved the team and like Landry he will build a great team before he is done. So far Garrett has had to deal with roadblocks like picks from the past, an owner that likes to get in the way, Cap issues, etc. Jimmy Johnson had the Herschel Walker trade, and some leftover guys from Landry to help him get a head start. Notice he didn’t do it again in Miami! It took Landry a while to build it. Give Jason time.

    • Ryan Ratty

      I’m not against Garrett or anything. The problem is that the clock is ticking for him and I believe this will be the last year for him unless he gets the Cowboys into the playoffs.

      • Jack Farguson

        I think that if he doesn’t totally stink it up this year jerry will keep him around. It might only be one year at a time contract extensions but I think Jerry is seeing the building that Garrett is doing. You can build a team fast that is good for a year or two, but a good solid team takes some good solid drafts and that is what is happening. Hopefully the increased success starts this year.

    • Greg Hill

      What has JG built that makes you believe he can build anything. He is a yes man that reminds me of Gary Kubiack riding the coattails of others. He’s not even a decent OC.