Dallas Cowboys 2010 Season Preview

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the Dallas Cowboys are entering the season with one of the most talented teams and should be a major contender to play in the Super Bowl at season’s end. The Boys shook off their playoff demons last postseason at home against the hated division rival Philadelphia Eagles. It was QB Tony Romo’s first post-season victory and the team’s first playoff win in more than a decade.

They enter the 2010 campaign with dreams of being the first team in League history to play at a Super Bowl in their home stadium; the game is scheduled to be played in Cowboys’ Stadium in Arlington. The team has arguably the best trio of running backs in the league with Marion Barber, Felix Jones, and Tashard Choice, and they add much-hyped rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant to an already deep and talented pool of pass catchers. The offensive line, while they have been hampered by injury in training camp and through the preseason, should be a much more solid unit after getting rid of Flozell Adams, the most penalized O-lineman in the game over the last ten years.

Then there’s the defense, with DeMarcus Ware, one of the most dangerous pass rushers in the league, a solid crew of linebackers led by the “quarterback of the defense” Keith Brooking, and the team addressed a need in the draft by drafting two cornerbacks and a safety to add depth to the secondary, and so far the rookies have looked good.

The biggest question, however, just like it was at the beginning of the last three years, is Tony Romo’s maturity. This guy has thrilled the fans for much of the last three regular seasons by looking like one of the best Qbs in the game, then seemingly fallen apart in December with costly fumbles and interceptions to lose games. In the end, no matter how much talent surrounds him, the Dallas Cowboys will only go as far as Tony Romo takes them. With a first-place schedule, the run won’t be easy, but this team definitely has enough talent to play at home next February for a record-tying sixth NFL title.