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There’s A Bright Future In “Big D”.

I was talking with a friend yesterday about the recent Cowboys victory over Washington and found myself suddenly aware of the many contributions that are currently being made by Dallas’ newest and youngest players.  For example, prior to his injury, Felix Jones was nothing less than spectacular in his abilities to run and catch as well as his kick return skills.  But he isn’t the only bright new face to join the team this season.

With some very successful drafting, Jerry Jones has insured his investment in the new billion-dollar stadium going up in Arlington will be more likely to field a very good team right away and for the years to come.  This will go a long way towards making the stadium worth all the money and hype poured into it. 

Let’s examine, as my friend and I did, what it is I’m talking about.  First, there’s a young Tony Romo who certainly looks to be the franchise QB for quite some time, then the aforementioned Felix Jones at RB, not saying Barber will go anywhere soon, but Jones appears to be the future back.  Add in a young, exceptionally talented WR in Roy Williams and a great TE with Jason Witten, who has a great understudy as well in Martellus Bennett, and one can envision a team much like the dynasty teams of the ’90’s.  Of course injuries and contract issues must be overlooked for this evaluation, but barring any major personnel changes, the talent is definitely in place to ensure many years of winning seasons in Dallas.

By no means am I throwing out this season or even next season, all I’m pointing out is that there is a core of players in the franchise now that can make this team be successful in the present and in the forseeable future.   Afterall, this is a business as well as a sport and the Cowboys not only overcame the Redskins on the field this past Sunday, but they’ve also overtaken them in merchandising sales this year.  So having a successful team, which doesn’t necessarily mean winning a Super Bowl, is the prime objective for J. Jones and it appears he’s done a great job with that aspect of his organization. 

We also called it the upcoming “Jason Garrett era” as part of our discussion as he seems to be heir-apparent to Head Coach Wade Phillips, who is quite possibly in his final season with Dallas, but who knows, depending on how this year winds up, it could be several years before Garrett gets his shot.


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