As a fan first, we know the same thing has circled this organization for the last 25 years. I fully understand that.
You have to stop doubting and thinking the Cowboys will end up in the same spot every year.
I am from the midwest, a Cubs fan. I waited 20 years for the Cubs to get over the hump.
With the few players that Dallas lost this off-season, they still have plenty around them to win it all, and no, I am not saying they are going to. They have enough around them to compete with the best.
The window is closing, sure. You can still see outside for the time being. I am not one of those fans who always say the Cowboys will win it all.
For the Cowboys, though, who can make this team get over the hump? One player and one coach come to mind.
If you have read any of my other pieces since I started here about a month ago, you can see I am a fan of Dan Quinn.
Quinn has done an outstanding job thus far as the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator. The only thing that needs to improve is the run defense. I think he will make that a point of emphasis for the remainder of the off-season. The Dallas defense will be ready to go next season.
The player I am going to roll with is CeeDee Lamb. He has to be a difference-maker.
Lamb needs to take ownership of being the clear-cut number one guy. He has to be able to separate and draw defenders his way.
He finished last season with 1,102 yards and six touchdowns. A couple of days prior, I predicted Lamb would make an All-Pro Team and the Pro Bowl.
My end-of-the-season predictions for Lamb are 1,350 yards and 12 touchdowns.