The return to 100% for an ACL or MCL tear is well over a year. The player may be playing on the repaired knee a year later. But to get back to where he was before the tear is conventionally the second year back. Barkley was not the same his first year back. He reinjured himself his second. One could make a successful argument that his problems last year were the lingering effect of his wrecked knee the year before. And this is simply a tear. Now factor in compound tears in the ankle and a compound fracture. Think Dak was 100% last year? Even without the leg injury that sat him for games? It's humorous how some posters (I mistyped at first and it came out Pisters, I find that much more appropriate,) these people use strawmen arguments, statistics, but only when it supports their position, (read agenda,) and ignore what most of us understand about injuries to players after having watched pro football over the years. The leg injury this past season was a direct result of the ankle the year before. Geez, about every former player who commented on Dak last year post injury stated this, ad nauseum. Yet for the Pisters, nothing Dak does has merit. Did he struggle in the second half of the season last year. Yep, he sure did. Did it have anything to do with the lingering injury? Somewhat, I'm certain. Think it also might have been because of the porous offensive line? Only an agenda driven Pister would suggest the line had no affect on Dak's game. Does Dak need to figure out the defenses he faced after the injury which caused problems? Yep. Does that make him a spare that has no value to this team? Maybe for the jaded who got their feelings hurt when Romo was benched after his recovery. Or the people who ignore Dallas does not go after high priced free agents, so they blame the team's failure on Dak's salary, and leave out the fact that if Dallas had a starting QB who made 3 million a year, they still would not go after the premiere talent in free agency. So what does this mean to me? 1. Dak should be healthier than he has in the last 18 months. 2. Zeke, whose injury seems to have flown under the radar with the Pisters will also be healthy. 3. Add in Pollard on a contract year. That bodes well. 4. I am concerned about CeeDee being the primary receiver. He will face pro football double teams. That remains to be seen if he can tote that water. 5. Gallup is a big question mark. When will he be at his best, (considering the injury is similar to the ones above.) 6. Can Tyler Smith supplant Williams at left guard? Seems an angry Karen could do that, but we will see. 7. Can Tyron play the majority of games and provide something in the way of a closed door for Dak's backside? 8. Where will the pass rush come from? 9. Since teams with stellar turnover numbers from the year before seldom repeat, can this team be aggressive and take the ball away? *********10. Can Kellen Moore pull his head out of his sphincter and be a coach who is unpredictable? (For Gosh Sake stop all the naked screens) There are plenty of issues to be concerned about. Dak is one, but not the only one. And maybe not the most important. But you can bet your grandpa's pocket watch Dak will be the guy the Pisters rally around with their blame and discontent if this 2022/23 ends without a major step forward in the play-offs. Which means everyone who posts here will have to take a bite out of that "ish" sandwich as the tantrum troop gears up for another fun filled off season of kvetching.