Dallas Cowboys: It’s time to rebuild the roster

Jourdan Lewis #27 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Jourdan Lewis #27 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

After starting 2-4, it’s time for the Dallas Cowboys to shake up their roster from top to bottom.

After watching the Dallas Cowboys lose to the Arizona Cardinals and secure a highly disappointing 2-4 record, its safe to say this team is getting worse in each and every game. The Cowboys are playing their worst football since its inception in 1960.

Without quarterback Dak Prescott to lead the way and cover up flaws, this team is headed down a downward spiral with major consequences and little hope for a reversal. Plane and Simple – It’s time to rebuild the Dallas Cowboys roster to better position them for the future. And this process needs to begin as soon as possible.

Now, I’m not saying the Cowboys should have a fire sale and tank the season for a top-5 draft pick. The rebuilding process is an organizational failure that has poisoned this team. Despite the talent on the Cowboys roster, this team is in rebuilding mode and don’t even know it. YIKES!

Why the Dallas Cowboys need to rebuild their roster 

The hardest thing for the Cowboys to do is readily admit that they’re in a rebuilding mode. On the offensive side of the ball, it’s easy to believe that the Cowboys are as talented as any team in the NFL. But just like a man that’s blinded by love for a woman, the Cowboys are blinded by the fact that it has an aging, and injury-plagued offensive line that is no longer a top-5 unit.

Dallas’ best two offensive tackles, Tyron Smith and La’el Collins, are out for the season with injuries, former All Pro center Travis Frederick has retired, and All Pro guard Zack Martin is currently out with a concussion and is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team.

Add offensive linemen Joe Looney and Cameron Erving to the injury list, that leaves a makeshift offensive line that can’t stop a Pee-Wee football team, let alone stop an average NFL defense. Tyler Biadasz, Terence Steele, Brandon Knight, and Connor Williams are mediocre at best, with only Biadasz being a possible star one day.

Don’t be surprised if Smith decides to retire because of all of the nagging injuries he’s experienced in the last few years.

Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones need to recognize this underlying issue right now and start putting  a plan together to improve it because with no legitimate offensive line, how can it protect it Dak? And remember the game is won in the trenches.

Besides, what’s the point in having one of the best wide receiving corps in the league if the quarterback is always on his back? And  speaking of Dallas’ wide receivers, the front office cannot waste the prime years of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb with a declining offensive line.

And this is the main reason why Dallas needs to rebuild. Follow me closely!

Dallas’ defense is the root of all of problems

If you read my past articles, I’ve consistently stated that Dallas had a few players with potential to be Pro Bowlers, particularly in the secondary. Those players were Chidobe Awuzie, Anthony Brown,  Xavier Woods, Jourdan Lewis, and Trevon Diggs. Now the key word is “potential”.

Jaylon Smith, Leighton Vander Esch, DeMarcus Lawrence, and Randy Gregory had already proven their worth in gold as legit football players, especially D-Law who signed a massive contract. But after watching this Dallas defense perform poorly in six consecutive games, I’ve come to my senses that this defense is absolutely awful on all three levels of the defense.

Sure, there’s are a few individuals that are good and are worth keeping, like Diggs, LVE, Gregory, and D-Law. But after that bunch, the rest of them are either average at best (or need to play on snap count like Jaylon Smith).

This defensive unit has allowed 218 points through six games and that’s to the likes of the lowly New York Giants, pathetic Atlanta Falcons and the rebuilding Arizona Cardinals. People, that is the trait of a talentless  defense that screams rebuild all day long.

Point blank, this defense needs better corners that can cover, more than one linebacker that can play sideline to sideline, and  edge rushers that can consistently get to the quarterback.

Sidenote: If not for a lucky onside kick, this team could easily be 1-5! Think about that and rebuilding.

Sorry D-Law, you’re playing hard with a high motor but you have to make some plays at some point because Aldon Smith has more sacks than you, and Smith had been out of the league for five years. Your best defensive player can’t be a 31 year old player who has seen his best days.

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The best way Dallas can fix this atrocious defense and declining offensive line is to make a trade either before the November 3rd trade deadline or during next season’s draft. I wrote an article explaining this trade and got ridiculed ad nauseam.

I said that Dallas should trade Gallup and receive some draft picks to fix their defensive woes, but I also mentioned Dallas could seek a trade for Coop or Cedrick Wilson. It doesn’t matter which player Dallas trades, but  exploring the option would be wise because we all know that Dallas isn’t going to sign Gallup to a long-term contract,

Gallup will walk away in free agency just like former cornerback Byron Jones did. And I’m a big Gallup fan. 

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Dallas sits atop the worst division in the NFL with a 2-4 record that’s only going to get worse as the season goes. Maybe some of y’all don’t believe Dallas is in a rebuilding mode because of the offensive talent, but whatever you do, please don’t be that blind man in love with a woman who doesn’t love him back.

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The Dallas Cowboys are playing us all like a fool because we know deep down, they need to rebuild their roster from top to bottom.

  • Published on 10/22/2020 at 12:01 PM
  • Last updated at 10/22/2020 at 11:40 AM