Came across this article by Dan Graziano about the Cowboys and thought it was worth a mention on here (I apologize if this was already posted). Some of this guy's work is decent, and some of it is meh, but I thought this article was pretty objective and not too far off the mark. Link: http://espn.go.com/blog/nfceast/post/_/id/49753/how-desperate-are-the-cowboys-really Excerpt: "Each of the past two seasons, they made it to the final game with a chance to win the division. By definition, that's a contending team, and as close to being a playoff team as one can get. They must improve in spots, most notably the offensive line, or it's going to be hard to believe they can make any big leap forward. But I don't agree with the perception that they're in big trouble because they were hamstrung this week in free agency. I think there are a lot of very good players on the Cowboys' roster who, if properly supported by a good draft and some smart free-agent bargain hunting, can make this a competitive team in 2013, just as it was in 2011 and 2012. I think that's worth keeping in mind, is all."