We are now officially less than one month away from the Dallas Cowboys first preseason game of 2016.
Rejoice, Cowboys Nation, this is supposed to be a fun time. July is the time for hope, for expectations, and for excitement over the upcoming season. However the past few weeks have brought with them very little hope and excitement for us Cowboys fans. Suspensions have weakened an already weak unit, and nobody is happy about it, and rightfully so.
I think it is time to lighten the mood once again, however, and look on the bright side of things for a minute. The Dallas Cowboys have a ton of both new blood and veteran players who will be looking to make more of an impact on 2016 than they could in 2015.
Let’s take a look at some of the players we are all most excited to see with a Star on their helmet this season.
The Offensive Vets
We all know what happened last year. To simplify things: Tony Romo went down, Dez Bryant went down, and the entire season crumbled.
But the injuries of last season actually give us more hope for this season.
Our captain, our leader, and our quarterback Tony Romo will be back and healthy from day one this season. The best playmaker on the entire roster, Dez Bryant, will also be back fully healthy this season. And both of them have a whole lot to prove.
Due to their injuries a year ago, we almost never see either Romo or Bryant listed with the games elite this offseason. Dez Bryant fell to number 51 of the “Top 100 Players of 2016” list done by NFL Network, and Romo failed to even make the list. Odell Beckham and Kirk Cousins are the new flavors of the month in the NFC East, but I am willing to bet that Romo and Bryant will have something to say about that once the season kicks off.