Tale of the tape
Tale Of The Tape: Is The Cowboys Offense Improved In 2014?
|Romo was solid in 2013 (31 TD, 10 INT), and the Cowboys added a potential sleeper in backup Brandon Weeden as Kyle Orton ponders his future.||Quarterback||The 34-year-old Romo underwent back surgery in December to repair a bulging disc, and the backup QB position is uncertain as Kyle Orton ponders walking away.|
|Dallas used its first round pick to select a stud in Zack Martin, who will likely start the season at guard. Travis Frederick and Tyron Smith are only getting better.||Offensive Line||Remember when the Cowboys considered releasing Doug Free? He simply can't repeat his 2013 season at right tackle. If he falters, so will the Cowboys offense.|
|A healthy DeMarco Murray will be motivated in his contract year, and Lance Dunbar will also return. Adding an upside guy like Ryan Williams (former 2nd round pick) adds depth.||Running Back||DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar are injury prone, and Joseph Randle didn't show anything in his rookie season. Williams is a project. Hard to see improvement here.|
|Dez Bryant continues to improve, and the team added another potential weapon in 6'3" WR Devin Street. The athletic Gavin Escobar will also be called on in 2014.||WR/TE||The Cowboys don't have a proven No. 3 WR, and relying on Gavin Escobar to play a significant role is dangerous -- especially with Witten being another year older.|
|Scott Linehan brings experience and a different perspective to a Cowboys offensive staff that already includes Bill Callahan and Jason Garrett. Can't hurt to add experience, right?||Coaching||There are too many voices in the offense, particularly if Tony Romo is to have a significant role. Will Garrett watch quietly if the offense falters, and what exactly does Bill Callahan do? Expect a blowup at some point.|
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