If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and pay any attention to the Dallas Cowboys, you’re most likely tired of hearing the old stand-by analysis of the team, that they’re highly talented, with all the ingredients to seriously contend, but have just never put it together for whatever reason.
Most fans have begun to doubt this idea following years of inconsistent and often uninspiring play, but alas, the talent here, the ingredients if you will, were cited last week by new offensive line coach and offensive coordinator Bill Callahan when discussing his decision to come to Dallas.
"A lot of this went into the decision-making factor to come here. I looked at the opportunity. Hey, I've been part of a Super Bowl team but didn't have a chance to win a world championship. We came close, but didn't do well on that particular day. This team has a lot of those ingredients that are there, that can make this team great," Callahan said, per the Dallas Morning News. "Obviously, with Tony [Romo], you're looking at one of the best quarterbacks in the league. The two young backs, these two guys, the way they complement each other, that was exciting to see.
“Let me just inject this, watching the Cowboys on film this year, not only did we play them in the first game, but we had a chance to see them throughout the year because of the AFC East and the crossover with the NFC East, it was great to see this team roll and see their receivers and [Miles] Austin and Dez [Bryant] and [tight end Jason] Witt[en], all those guys did great.
"That's the exciting aspect of this job. All those pieces are in place. You're always trying to get better. Now it's just a matter of shoring up the offensive line, continuing to improve that aspect of these young players and their development and again, get in this playoff and try to take a run at it."