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    What Are The Most Significant Questions Remaining For The 2016 Dallas Cowboys?

    If the fail in 2016, don't forget these three things: 's collarbone, PEDs, and purple drank. The aftermath of which leave the Cowboys with a few more question marks heading into the .

    How will the team perform if Tony Romo misses time?

    Dallas has been one of the worst teams in the NFL when it comes to winning without their starting . A record of 1-13 over the past three seasons without Romo solidifies that truth.

    However, is putting faith back into the position.

    In year's past, this team was truly Tony Romo-or-bust. Now? I'm not so sure. Prescott has shown he can at least be a backup who poses a legitimate threat to opposing defenses, in the air and on the ground. He posted near-impeccable stat lines in both of his games thus far. The health of Tony Romo remains important, but it may no longer spell life and death for this team.

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    Where is the pass rush coming from?

    In 2014, when the team lost 26-21 to the in the , was hardly touched. He was playing on one leg too, by the way. It was this — not 's “catch” or 's fumble — truly at the heart of the loss.

    If the Cowboys hope to take the next step, they must get after the quarterback.

    are currently killing that idea.

    — the team's best threat to apply pressure — will miss 4 games.

    and may very well see no snaps this year.

    Talent within Dallas' front-seven is thin, and players need to step up. Can newly signed players and produce? Thornton is already looking like a nice addition. The consistent health of and are also concerns.

    It basically seems like Dallas will need some pleasant surprises to truly succeed on the . Maybe drawing up some more creative blitz packages can alleviate the pressure on the front-four. Situational  may be the best recipe for success at this point, though.

    This unit will have to rely on a repeat of 2014. The defense needs the  to dominate in time of possession, allowing for timely defensive stands, , and turnovers. Keeping this group fresh will be imperative.

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    Other than Dez Bryant, who will step up in the passing game?

    I'm the most satisfied I have been in years with the Dallas offense, on paper. With that being said, they must be elite through the air in 2016 to compliment their .

    I have the biggest love/hate relationship with Terrance Williams.

    Some games, he plays like a great WR2 with deep threat ability. Then the next week he goes missing without any targets. Drops and inconsistency have held him back from being a reliable number 2.

    I love what I'm seeing from so far, and hope to see him grow more with Tony Romo. He already has a nice rapport with Dak Prescott.

    Look for this offense to utilize the pass-catching skills of Ezekiel Elliott as well.

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    Justin Grohowski
    Justin Grohowski
    Die hard Dallas Cowboys fan behind enemy lines here in New Jersey. CBS Sports employee and contributor for InsideTheStar.com.

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