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Are Cowboys Better Equipped for Playoffs Now Than 2014?

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The Dallas Cowboys have returned to the NFL Playoffs in style, going 13-3 and earning the top seed in the NFC. They will open postseason play this Sunday, hosting the Green Bay Packers in a rematch from their last playoff game in 2014.

Dez Bryant, PackersThe location for the rematch switches from Lambeau Field to Jerry World, but scenery is not the only change we’ll see. While the Packers look similar to two years ago the Cowboys have undergone some major changes to their roster, with none bigger than at quarterback.

How do these 2016 Cowboys compare to the 2014 team? Overall, are they more or less equipped to handle the rigors of the NFL postseason and contend for a Super Bowl?

Each of the following slides breaks down the key pieces of each position group, comparing the 2014 roster to this year’s team. Keep in mind that these are the players who were active and present for the 2014 playoffs, not anyone who was on injured reserve or otherwise unavailable.

Go to the next slide to review the position groups…

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Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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