2013 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Dallas Cowboys
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Cowboys have plenty of talent but disappointed last season, mainly because the defense underachieved. A new defensive coordinator should help as the Cowboys move back to a 4-3 defense, which seems to suit their personnel better. The offense has plenty of strengths but staying healthy could be a key. Dallas has plenty of players on the offensive side of the ball with injury concerns (i.e. Murray, Austin, Dez Bryant, Tony Romo) but if they can stay healthy and live up to their ability, the Cowboys have enough talent on both sides of the ball to make the playoffs and even the Super Bowl. This is a make or break year for the team, which could mean great things or a disaster. Dallas looks to be boom or bust this year.

FANTASY BREAKOUT

DeMarco Murray, RB. Last season was supposed to be the breakout year for Murray but injury sidetracked his season. He had some big games along the way but couldn't put a full season together. Injury is always going to be the concern with Murray but if he can put it together, he can be a fantasy force. Murray has total yardage potential in this offense and big touchdown potential. We think this is the year it all comes together for Murray. He knows what it takes to make it through a full season, so expect him to do all he can this offseason to prepare for that.

FANTASY DUD

Miles Austin, WR. Austin continues to plug along as the starter for the Cowboys but they are looking towards the future, taking Terrance Williams in this year's draft. Williams could be pushing Austin for playing time before long. Austin has a history of injury and his numbers are never off the charts, so things could start to go on the downswing for him this season. His time as a huge factor in this offense could be nearing an end, starting this season.

Team Notes

Apr 12, 08:52 PM The Dallas Cowboys could consider re-signing free-agent DE Anthony Spencer (knee) to a short-term contract if they are comfortable with his recovery.
Apr 11, 08:52 PM The Washington Redskins recently worked out free-agent WR Anthony Armstrong (Cowboys).
Apr 07, 11:22 PM The Chicago Bears worked out free-agent RB Phillip Tanner (Cowboys) Monday, April 7.
Apr 06, 11:42 AM Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said QB Tony Romo (back) is on track to come back better than ever. Seems like he's excited to get back and get healthy, Witten said. And I think all of us are eager to get going. I can't speak for him, but I think everything's on track. We're excited for the offseason. We have a lot to prove. We know exactly what we have to do.
Mar 27, 07:22 PM Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team likely will decide soon on whether they will use DT Tyrone Crawford at defensive end or defensive tackle next season. 'He has really good versatility. We are going to look at the landscape of our defensive line and see where he fits in. We really think he can play all four spots. We will use him in a couple of different spots certainly. We want to get him into a role, into a position where he is most comfortable and get his body right,' Garrett said.
Mar 27, 02:02 PM Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said head coach Jason Garrett won't be fired if the team doesn't make the playoffs in 2014. I don't think so, Jones said at the NFL owners meetings. I don't look at it that way at all. It's no secret that we probably are shoulder to shoulder on the success we'd like for this team to have with him as head coach and what it would do for our fans' future, our future.'
Mar 27, 01:49 PM Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) may not be ready to throw during organized team activities, even though head coach Jason Garrett is optimistic. 'We feel like he's right on schedule and hopefully will be ready to go once we get out on the field in the spring,' Garrett said Wednesday morning at the NFL owners meetings. 'He's moving around. He hasn't been out on the field or anything like that yet. By all accounts he's doing well.'
Mar 26, 04:23 PM Dallas Cowboys DT Henry Melton (knee) is going through the process and should be ready by the start of training camp. 'Like all of the injured players he's just going through his rehab process, right now,' Garrett said. 'He had the surgery, I believe in October. We feel like it's a reasonable timetable to see him at some point this spring or training camp. He's responded well to the surgery.'
Mar 25, 02:43 PM Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from back surgery last December, according to team owner Jerry Jones. 'He is ahead of expectations,' Jones said. 'He is ahead of where we expected him to be.'
Mar 25, 01:43 PM Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team is not rebuilding, and that team's don't rebuild when you have QB Tony Romo. 'Not at all. You don't rebuild with Romo,' Jones said at the NFL's owners meetings. 'The firepower we have on offense and where we are with our running backs, and our receivers -- you don't rebuild with an offense that's got the capability we've got. 'We didn't bring [Scott] Linehan in here to rebuild.'
Mar 24, 04:43 PM Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said QB Tony Romo (back) has not started throwing at this point but is on scheduled to participate in offseason workouts.
Mar 24, 04:43 PM David Dunn, agent for Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton, said Orton will play next season and never considered retiring this offseason.
Mar 24, 04:03 PM Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team is open to re-signing free-agent DE Anthony Spencer (knee) if he is able to recover from his knee injury. Spencer has been working out at the team's facility this offseason.
Mar 24, 03:13 PM Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team expects QB Kyle Orton to return next season. There was a belief that Orton may be considering retirement this offseason.
Mar 20, 08:22 PM Dallas Cowboys DE Jeremy Mincey could be one of the team's starting defensive ends next season.
Mar 20, 08:12 PM The Dallas Cowboys are still interested in re-signing free-agent DE Anthony Spencer, but the two sides have not had any serious talks to this point.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
WR Carlton Mitchell, WR Micheal Spurlock, DL Anthony Hargrove, DL Nick Hayden, LB Justin Durant, SS Will Allen. 

Losses:
RB Felix Jones, WR Kevin Ogletree, TE John Phillips, P Brian Moorman, DL Kenyon Coleman, DL Marcus Spears, LB Victor Butler, LB Dan Connor, CB Mike Jenkins. 

2013 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  31 Travis FrederickOL
 # 2  15 Gavin EscobarTE
 # 3  12 Terrance WilliamsWR
 # 3  18 J.J. WilcoxDB
 # 4  17 B.W. WebbDB
 # 5  18 Joseph RandleRB
 # 6  17 DeVonte HollomanLB
 Undrafted Jeff HeathDB
 Undrafted Kendial LawrenceRB
 Undrafted Eric RogersWR
 Undrafted Caesar RayfordDL

2013 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 8:30PM     New York Giants
2     Sep 14 1:00PM     at Kansas City
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     St Louis
4     Sep 28 4:25PM     at San Diego
5     Oct 5 4:25PM     Denver
6     Oct 12 8:30PM     Washington
7     Oct 19 1:00PM     at Philadelphia
8     Oct 26 1:00PM     at Detroit
9     Nov 2 1:00PM     Minnesota
10     Nov 9 8:30PM     at New Orleans
-- Week 11 Bye --
12     Nov 23 4:25PM     at New York Giants
13     Nov 27 4:30PM     Oakland
14     Dec 8 8:40PM     at Chicago
15     Dec 14 4:25PM     Green Bay
16     Dec 21 1:00PM     at Washington
17     Dec 28 8:30PM     Philadelphia
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