Is the Cowboys’ Window Really Closing?
Over at DallasCowboys.com, I took a look at the perception that the Cowboys’ window of opportunity is closing:
I think the proverbial “window of opportunity” is only closing for those teams that let it. The best organizations in the NFL find replacements for players whose production figures to decrease before the decline actually happens. For years, the Cowboys waited too long to restock their roster. With Garrett manning the ship, however, the ’Boys have shown they’re willing to let go of veterans in favor of youngsters, creating a superior long-term winning strategy.
Head over to the team site for the full post. There are a lot of pretty interesting numbers on players’ expected declines based on age and position.
I think Jason Garrett can improve in a lot of areas, but what he’s doing best is creating a long-term success strategy in Dallas. Don’t look now, but the Cowboys have quickly acquired a ton of great young talent: Dez Bryant, Sean Lee, Morris Claiborne, Brandon Carr, Tyron Smith, and the list goes on.
The Cowboys have begun to replace players before it is too late, and that’s a recipe for success in the NFL.