Jun 17, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett smiles as the team huddles during minicamp at Cowboys headquarters at Valley Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys’ Need A Win Now Mindset


If the Dallas Cowboys’ want to make a push for a Super Bowl run, they must realize it must come much sooner than later.

Plain and simple the Cowboys have been an underachieving organization for the last decade. Let’s not forget the teams underachieving didn’t start with Jason Garrett. Under Bill Parcells and Wade Phillips the Cowboys had some successful regular seasons, however they all ended in disappointment.

They have parted ways with several veterans over the past few seasons including, DeMarcus Ware, Jason Hatcher, Jay Ratliff, Miles Austin and Terrance Newman. It is clear that the Cowboys are looking for a youth movement.

While the Cowboys needed more youth and depth on the team, the Cowboys will need it’s current core veterans and coaching staff to get the team over the hump.

Jason Garrett has suffered three straight 8-8 seasons and he must change that trend, or Jerry Jones will have no choice but to turn in another direction.

Tony Romo turned 34 this year and is coming off two straight back surgeries. While the Cowboys organization don’t seem to be concerned about Romo getting back to form, as we all know father time catches up with everyone at some point.

Jason Witten while still very effective at age 32 is entering his 12th season in the NFL. The Cowboys have to wonder how long Witten can continue at Pro Bowl level.

Aside from Romo and Witten, the Cowboys will need younger veterans such as Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray and Tyron Smith to continue to perform at Pro Bowl levels.

During minicamp, Murray made it clear that he has a goal to win a Super Bowl for Romo and Witten.

“I love each and every one of these guys up here,” he said. “And the reason I do what I do and work so hard and prepare the way I prepare is for these guys. It’s not for myself. I don’t care about the individual accolades. I don’t care about anything but the ultimate goal, winning. These guys have been here for a while and they deserve to win Super Bowls and that is what I’m trying to do, I’m trying to reach their goal …”

If each player on the current roster can show the same sense of urgency as Murray, it could lead Cowboys to the goal they have been working towards.

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