Dallas Cowboys reporter Todd Archer breaks down the team, position by position, analyzing what the players did in 2014, what they can do in the future, and what the team can do to improve the position in 2015.
Under contract: Barry Church, J.J. Wilcox, Jeff Heath, Jakar Hamilton, Keelan Johnson
Free agents: C.J. Spillman
A look back: Church and Wilcox started every game at safety, which is the first time the Cowboys have had the same pairing for a full season since 2011 when they had Abe Elam and Gerald Sensabaugh.
Cowboys reporter Todd Archer breaks down the Cowboys, position by position, analyzing what the players did in 2014, what they can do in the future and what the team can do to improve the position in 2015.
Under contract: Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar, Ryan Williams
Free agents: DeMarco Murray, Tyler Clutts
A look back: In a word, Murray was phenomenal. The Cowboys wanted to be a physical team and Murray allowed that to happen. He led the NFL in rushing with 1,845 yards, setting a single-season franchise record.
IRVING, Texas -- On Sunday, ESPN and Pro Football Focus unveiled a project to determine how close each team not in Super Bowl XLIX is to playing in the Super Bowl.
The Dallas Cowboys were deemed to be the closest of the 30 teams not in the Super Bowl. PFF graded the Cowboys with four elite players, eight good players, 16 average players and just two bad players.
But close is a relative term. Thirteen of the 30 players rated by PFF are set to be either restricted or unrestricted free agents.
IRVING, Texas – Since Jason Garrett took over as coach on a full-time basis, the goal of the Dallas Cowboys was to get younger.
Garrett constantly referenced the tough decisions to part ways with veterans Leonard Davis, Marc Colombo, Andre Gurode and Kyle Kosier in 2011 and ’12. Last offseason, the Cowboys said goodbye to DeMarcus Ware and Miles Austin and made no attempt to re-sign Jason Hatcher.
It’s one thing to say goodbye to talented players who could have played their best football, but teams have to do a good job in securing those younger, cheaper replacements.