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Dallas Cowboys Must Rely on Offense in 2014

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If the Dallas Cowboys’ want to have success this season the offense lead by Tony Romo must be more than above average. They have to be elite in every form and fashion.

In the Cowboys’ first preseason game against the Chargers, the defensive performance looked eerily similar to the 32nd ranked defense from last season.     

Granted, it is just preseason and a majority of the players on the field that night won’t crack the 53 man roster. After last season Cowboys’ fans are looking for some glimmer of hope that the defense can have a bounce back year. 

However, the Cowboys’ are headed into the season minus DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher who are representing new organizations. The team lost Sean Lee for the second straight season due to injury. The team’s best defensive player in this year’s training camp Orlando Scandrick is suspended for the first four games due to testing positive for PEDS.

All signs are pointing towards another down season for the defense.

Barring any major injuries in particular to Romo, the Cowboys’ offense has the potential of easily being top 5 this season.

The team has built a strong offensive line that could be the strongest group of the team. DeMarco Murray is coming off his first Pro Bowl season and he hopes to start right where he left off last season. Of course, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten will continue to be staples for the offense going forward.

At wide receiver the Cowboys’ have major expectations for Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley and rookie Devin Street.

With the addition of offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, the team hopes he can find ways utilize Gavin Escobar in the 12 personal formation alongside Witten. Linehan also hopes to get Lance Dunbar more involved in the offense because the speed element he brings to the field. 

It’s way to early to jump to conclusions on this Cowboys’ team because as we know crazier things have happened throughout an NFL season. However, as it stands it appears the Cowboys offense is head over heals above the defense at this time. 

 

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