Cowboy’s 2013 Bright Spots

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Last season had its share of ups and downs. Unfortunately, the third 8-8 season in a row has left many of us disillusioned about our favorite team. It has been easy to see the glass as half empty as we struggle to keep from becoming pessimists. We should explore the bright spots.  First, the offensive line was better than it has been for years. The group finally has gelled and now they seem to be on the same page. With everyone returning who finished last season, there should once again be good cohesion within this group. We should tip our hats to Bill Callahan for turning this unit around.Bill Callahan Tony Romo had a fine season attempting 535 passes while only being intercepted 10 times. Tony also threw 31 touchdowns. Demarco Murray had his finest season, yet. He rushed for 1,121 yards and scored nine touchdowns, attribute this to an improved offensive line and some hard nosed running. Both Murray and Lance Dunbar averaged at least 5 yards per carry. Dez Bryant displayed his growing maturity. Dez came to play and was often the target of double team coverage. He had a game where he was frustrated but he did not give up on the season. The rookie Terrance Williams seemed to get better with each week and eventually took over as the number two receiver. Cole Beasley became a valuable slot man. Dwayne Harris was outstanding whenever his number was called. He shined on special teams both as a return man and as a tackler.  Dwayne Harris TD I thought Harris earned more touches than he received, but then again he was playing hurt for most of the season. He showed he has the drive to make this team better and toughed it out while playing with various pains. Jason Witten caught eight touchdowns out of his 87 receptions. Rookie TE Gavin Escobar only had nine receptions but he had two huge touchdowns.  Gavin Escobar 2 The offense flourished last season. There just were not enough balls to spread around to all this talent. I look forward to seeing how this team does this season. They already have the pieces in place to be good. If the Cowboys are able to add a speed receiver to stretch the field the offense could even surpass last year’s outstanding performance. Think positive Cowboy fans, we will be better as a team this season.

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