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How Close Are The Cowboys From Competing In 2020?

Was there a bigger disappointment in 2019 than the ?

While some may argue the stole that crown, no one inside of the Cowboys' fandom would feel that way.

The Cowboys came into last August as one of the league's premier contenders, expected to be in a season long battle with the for supremacy. Instead, the Cowboys faltered and stumbled to an 8-8 record, leading to an incredible level of staff turnover and a new era in Dallas.

Despite being such a disappointment last season, though, most seem to believe that just a few personnel tweaks could propel this team to the top of the league. Of course, at the top of that list of necessary moves is re- both and .

Prescott's career arc took a dramatic turn for the better when the Cowboys acquired Cooper midway through 2018, and following a career year personally in 2019 Prescott will command a big contract this .

Let's assume those two are locked in, as is 's guy . That would allow the Cowboys to bring back the majority of their 2019 which was towards top in the league in multiple major statistical categories all season. But is it a complete product?

I'd argue no, not until the position is addressed in some way. This doesn't necessarily mean the Cowboys have to go out and spend money on a tight end, the answer may be within their four walls already. seems to have a nice chemistry with Prescott, and was the most athletic and explosive after the catch tight end on the team's roster a year ago.Cowboys' TE Blake Jarwin Continues to Make Huge Plays

Jarwin is still just 25 years old, and it's possible he can continue to develop into a legit receiving threat. He does struggle as a run blocker yes, but that becomes when evaluating Jarwin if he is a real receiver.

Defensively, last year's results would seem to prove the Cowboys are further away from competing than we initially hoped.

Upfront the Cowboys still feature one of the league's most feared pass rushers in , and the raw talent at the position is jarring. But there's a lot of potential roster turnover in the secondary and at the across from Lawrence.

All Pro is entering , as are starters and team sack leader . Then there's the problem at , where 's play has been inconsistent and has yet to reach the levels had hoped for.

What Dallas decides to do at safety and cornerback may ultimately form the team's ceiling in 2020. To be honest, hindsight says a mistake by safety Jeff Heath against the had a big hand in killing the team's playoff chances last year.

No matter what this is going to be a fun, eventful offseason.

One that will lay the blueprint for what the Mike McCarthy era will be in Dallas.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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