5 steps the Dallas Cowboys must take to be a Super Bowl team

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5 Steps to get the Dallas Cowboys back to the Super Bowl

Step 2: Don’t cut good players

On the heels of the Great Salary Cap Lie, are comes perhaps the simplest instructions one can imagine – don’t cut good players.

While this is obvious in almost every way, many people overthink it and end up making catastrophic decisions based on reasons other than play. As if the money being paid is our children’s college fund, we seem to insist on underperforming players giving money back or hitting the road entirely. No.

With rumblings that DeMarcus Lawrence, Amari Cooper, and Tyron Smith are all possibly in the crosshairs, we need to remember that THESE PLAYERS ARE GOOOOOOOOD.

As explained in my, “3 players for Dallas to keep and 3 to cut” I break down why DeMarcus Lawrence and Amari Cooper are worth keeping. How they don’t need pay cuts  but simply need some massaging, per say.

Both are integral to the Dallas Cowboys short-term success and as Dink Kearny just explained, the window is wide open in the NFC right now. It’s worth it to go all-in, so to speak.

Step 3: Sign good players

The Dallas Cowboys don’t need to go out and sign a ton of elite free agents next month to build a contender. As we explained earlier, they already are one of the most talented teams in the NFL. That’s why their early exit hurt so badly, after all.

All they must do is lock up their own free agents and then maybe add an upgrade here or there. Re-signing Randy Gregory and Jayron Kearse are top objectives. There are dozens of WRs hitting the market, go out and get one or two of them. Sign a veteran run-stopper at DT (which would be an upgrade in the middle) and throw in a couple bargain linebackers to round out the depth.

The Cowboys don’t have to go crazy but if they add a key outside free agent, keep their own key players, and target some value players later, they could walk out of this loaded.