Originally Posted by TruBlueCowboy
I know fans always want the quick fix but everything Jones & Parcells have done in free agency & the draft points to the fact that they think the current roster is good enough to get to the Playoffs again this year. They might be right, but I think some of the success last year was luck. Injuries went our way the entire year, we were able to play the Falcons and Jets without their starting quarterbacks, the Giants and Redskins unexpectedly fell apart..... let's face it, the Cowboys got a lot of lucky breaks last year.
Everything Jones & Parcells has done though this year points to the fact that they are confident with the current roster. This is no rebuilding project, they simply think we're good enough to win the big one now.
[View Full Quote]-- There were a ton of corners in free agency but Dallas didn't pursue any of them including their own incumbent, Mario Edwards. Dallas obviously thinks Pete Hunter & non-1st round draft picks will be good enough in the secondary this year.
-- Dallas only tried to pursue Adam Meadows to fix the crippled offensive line. Dallas must think that Torrin Tucker, Kurt Vollers, and Andre Gurode are hidden talents.
-- Dallas thought the quarterback position was good enough to draft a project like Henson. Henson is someone you take a chance on for a huge payoff when you're happy with the current QB play.
-- Dallas thinks that they'll be good enough at RB with Hambrick, Anderson and any later drat picks this day to skip a sure 1st round pick with Steven Jackson. They're so confident that they're willing to put off a first round pick until next year.
This doesn't look like a team rebuilding or making an "Eagles-esque" run this year for the Super Bowl. This looks like a team that thinks it's pretty damn good already and doesn't need to reach ANYWHERE. They could be right. The defense was awesome last year but don't count on every starter being healthy for a second straight year. I hope they're right and not being a major player in this year's free agency or draft class pays off but I think it's a dangerous strategy considering how lucky we were in so many wins last year.
Good post, TruBlu, and I agree.
Parcells thinks he can coach this team up, much further and deeper than we think he can.
Either he's an egomaniac and a delusional fool, or we're going to the HOF, not him.