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    ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 02: DeMarcus Lawrence #90 of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    The Dallas Cowboys' short-term future is still very much up in the air in what has been the team's best season since the Wade Phillips era, for whatever that is worth. They have 10 wins, and barring disaster they'll finish at least 11-5, but this Sunday's game against a 10-win Colts team will likely determine their postseason fate.

    No matter what happens for beyond the regular season, this season can probably be deemed a success for a team that many expected to go somewhere in the neighborhood of 6-10.

    The Dallas Morning News columnist Rick Gosselin laid out a pretty sound plan for the Cowboys this offseason, no matter what happens in the next few weeks, while speaking with Norm Hitzges on KTCK The Ticket on Tuesday morning.

    Gosselin's plan: Franchise running back DeMarco Murray and give Dez Bryant his long-term contract — the same plan yours truly laid out a while back — but Gosselin added an important bit regarding the 2015 NFL Draft.

    Gosselin suggested the Cowboys spend every single pick in the next draft on defense, as their financial situation after bring back Dez and Murray will make it tough for them to spend money on free agents to upgrade the defensive side of the ball.

    Gosselin suggested the only way the Cowboys will be able to field a defense is to have a few rookies who are capable of stepping on the field right away and starting on defense, and by law of averages in order for that to happen, they better draft seven or eight defensive players.

    It goes against the idea of possibly spending a fourth straight first-round pick on an offensive lineman to further solidify that dominant group, but it might be the best plan for the Cowboys this spring.