Mickey, no, this season was not a failure for cowboys. I think a failure, one of 2 things, last yr was failure, personnel better by longshot then what they accomplished, got their coach fired, thats failure, goes 8-8 and doesnt make playoffs, i think this year was disappointing, and frustrating to see your good enough to have 2nd half leads but not good enough to hold them. But i dont see how its a failure, when key players are in peak condition of career, and way they turned over their offensive line and yeah i dont see how that could be a failure. they layed ground work for future, chuck the world isnt black adn white and thats what main guy will say in 30 minutes (jerry), to me more than any team sport, it requires a full team doing right thing at right time, and if rest of team isnt doing what your qb isnt doing, all you can expect your qb to put yourself in position to win, but to bring your team to level of above what rest of team is. Its your right if you think its a failure, but if you look at what they did with offensive line and i dont think a failure without offseason conditionning is appopriate paraphrasing, one thing i forgot iwth tanner, he signed with ufl team and guys like tanner, their drafted or not, you sign free agents then you have mini camp, and almost 2 months and you look at those free agents compared wtih your vets and you didnt get to see what you had. Brad: in short term they need defensive side of the ball, and in my research last week, big pass plays will kill you, 20 yards or more, 4 pass plays of 20 or more in a game are a recipe for disaster, so lets see how many times they gave up, more than 20 yards, first 9 games 1 time, but 5 times in last u7 games, they gave up 5 or 6 in a game. so they had better do something about that, and rob ryan will have to tel you if they called defenses based on defenses injuries or players didnt really have paraphrasing, so first thing they have to look at contracts about to expire and replace those players on defense, and how many pressure players do they have and how many they have to cover, my guess is pretty hard to imagine bradie and brooking back, and if you dont resign spencer, you have to repladcde him, and on offense you have to make sure your OGs are, and if you dont resign martellus at TE you have to have replacement, so those are big head scrathers for me.