The Dallas Cowboys have always been the most talked about franchise in NFL since Jerry Jones bought the team 25 years ago. Jerry has always found a way to keep the Cowboys in the spotlight no matter the team’s success or failures.
Often considered America’s Team, the Cowboys have a record of 136-136 since 1997. How has a team that struggled to find consistent success still relevant today.
It is simple, Jerry has created a franchise that fans all around the world either love to see succeed or fail.
However, the Cowboys have been very low key this offseason.
It all started when the Cowboys chose not to overpay any free agents including All Pro DeMarcus Ware.
It was rumored the Cowboys were interested in drafting the highly touted QB Johnny Manziel. However, the Cowboys chose to avoid the hype and draft for a team need instead. Everyone is well aware of the headlines that would have surrounded the Cowboys after a Manziel selection.
Along with the Cowboys taking more of a low key approach, it seems like many analyst are avoiding the temptation to name the Cowboys as one of the top teams in the NFL. According to Pro Football Talk, the Cowboys rank 24th in this years Preseason Power Rankings.
In the past, the Cowboys were always considered a talented team with a real shot of making it to the Super Bowl.
However, with losing key players in free agency this offseason and the unfortunate loss of Sean Lee. The Cowboys are being considered underdogs going into the 2014 NFL season.
The Cowboys will always be a team destined for the spotlight. However, the approach the franchise has taken this offseason could be good sign for Cowboys fans.
Only time will tell if the pressure that has seemingly slighted outside of Valley Ranch will have a positive impact on the team.
One thing is for certain the Cowboys have made an asserted effort to be less of a show and more of a success story moving forward.