Well, another year is past, another short season. Let's review:
First, we were all just happy the lockout finally ended. For months lawyers made serious Benjamins but the deal was struck in the nick of time so no regular season games were lost. Training camps suffered though and the Cowboys were evidence of that. Some hate Rob Ryan's defense calling it too complicated, too exotic...considering the lack of off-season, maybe that's a fair assessment. Maybe he should have scaled back and kept it simple.
Who am I kidding, it's too painful to keep writing this! Bottom line is much work must done on defense! Our secondary all sufferred 3rd degree burns from being lit up all season. The line applied minimal pressure to any QB not in a Rams uniform. DeMarcus Ware played his butt off and he looked tired as all get-out against the Giants in week 17.
Every one of my fellow Cowboys fans on this site seems to hate me for hating on Romo. He almost proved me wrong, but in the end, Romo came through with another 8-8 season. I'll give him mad respect for coming back from a rib injury, worse than Michael Vick who sat out a couple of weeks. The offensive line didn't help much either. The one bright star on this team left us with a broken ankle, DeMarco Murray. He carried an injury tag from College right into the NFL, hoepfully he can shed that next season. Felix Jones proved to once again be fragile...maybe he could be trade bait? Then again, how much money is tied up in him?
Dez Bryant was kind of quiet, but when you're doubled as much as he was, that figures. Laurent Robinson was a gem of a free agent picked up from the Chargers...he made the most of his opportunites. Makes me wonder why Romo isn't throwing for a million yards with these guys not to mention Jason Witten and Miles Austin....oh that's right, Miles pulled a hamstring trying to keep up with the Kardashians before fumbling to a basketball player...LOL.
In closing...most of us were hoping for something respectable this year, I for one didn't have SB hopes. Next year though...no excuses! Garrett and Ryan will get a full off season with no lockout. Jerry Jones can redeem his poor GM reputation by cutting dead weight like Newman and maybe just maybe he'll draft decently again. Bryant and Smith were good picks not to mention Murray.
2012....IT'S TIME!!!! If the world doesn't end of course....LOL