On paper, the Dallas Cowboys may be as talented as any team in the NFL – unfortunately for Big D, football stopped being played on paper in the 1700s.
Despite what critics might tell you, the Dallas Cowboys’ problems do not begin and end with Tony Romo. Even in one of his lesser statistical seasons, Romo still threw for nearly 5,000 yards, had a completion percentage of 65, tossed 28 touchdowns, and compiled a 90.5 QB rating. Not being able to win while your quarterback puts up numbers like that screams of a team with other more pressing issues.
Nearly every single Cowboys’ star was sidelined at some point last season. DeMarco Murray missed six crucial games in the middle of season, Dez Bryant and Miles Austin battled through setbacks all year, DeMarcus Ware played was forced to play with one shoulder down the stretch, and the Cowboys were pulling people in off the street to play middle linebacker. Many of the Cowboys’ problems will be fixed simply by having a healthy team in 2013.
Luckily, the Cowboys have an off-season full of potential free agent pickups to help them fill the holes they do have on their roster. And while trying to predict what Jerry Jones will do is about as easy as guessing the movements of a botox-powered rattlesnake, here are the five players the Cowboys should try to lure to Jerry-world in 2013.