I expect the last two drafts to really come to fruition next year as well as having some key pieces added in free agency next year. (namely, Claiborne, Carter, Crawford, Johnson and Smith) We still have weaknesses even though they're not as glaring as before-- but I think picking up a center in FA and a guard in the draft will make all the difference.
Originally Posted by DragonSoul
I think our Safeties will be much improved once Johnson finally gets some reps and gets comfortable, along with Church and Sensabaugh.
Crawford becomes a better overall DE-- still very raw but that kid has a motor on him and is pretty athletic.
Tyron Smith is still growing both literally and figuratively-- I expect him to be a monster of an LT next season.
And of course, a year under Claiborne's belt and he and Carr will be a phenomenal duo just as Carter and Lee would be once Carter stops thinking and plays with his instincts.
I'm not saying it's impossible for the Cowboys to play well this year and get to the playoffs, but I like our chances to make our presence felt in the playoffs next year if all pans out. It's a big if, but the way things are trending under Garrett, I don't think it's unreasonable.