Originally Posted by MichaelWinicki
I think you first have to fix the "foundation" i.e. the offensive line.
Secondly I think this defense isn't far from being a legit top-10 defense.
Then you have the whole salary cap thing. I'm not interested in this team being a competitor this coming season. I want it to be a competitor for the next 5 seasons, and spending lots of money on free agents isn't the way to do it IMO... See the Washington Redskins. You've got the Cowboys signing WAY TOO MANY free agents. That's not going to happen.
Finally I think Desean Jackson, while being a nice talent is a very unstable force. I can just think the trouble Jackson & Bryant could get into. No way.
I'd call bringing in a 6-time pro-bowl center, the top guard in the draft, and the top guard in FA, plus OT depth "fixing the foundation".
I tend to agree with you about the defense. But, I also believe it's not far from a bottom-10 defense as well, which is what it was this year. My point is that defense no longer wins championships. You HAVE to be able to score points. Lets play to our strengths by making them stronger.
Except for being in a rap music video, Bryant has not shown any interest in the "hood life" or any of the accompaniments that come along with it.
The only aging player that I proposed bringing in is Matt Birk, who is 36, he can easily hold down the fort while Killa Kowalski learns for 2 more years.
With one cut, the Cowboys can be $28mil under the cap. They can sign good young players to promising contracts that are market-fair and still be competitive with those players for 5 seasons.
You think Brandon Carr, Desean Jackson, or Carl Nicks are going to just fall off the face of the planet after the 2012 season would close?