In two full seasons as the Dallas Cowboys’ head coach, Jason Garrett is 16-16, and hasn’t seen the playoffs. But All-Pro linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who will move to defensive end in Monte Kiffin’s 4-3 system next year, believes that this middling will cease in 2013.
Ware told ProFootballTalk.com last week that the team is bound for bigger and better things--and soon.
“We will not be .500,” Ware said. “We will not be .500 like the last two years we’ve been, I can tell you that.”
To be sure, Dallas is a different team. Aside from head coach Jason Garrett, the coaching staff has been blown up, and a healthy Mackenzy Bernadeau and Nate Livings--who were both signed as free agents last offseason--paired with whatever they get in the draft is expected to provide an immediate upgrade to the offensive line that struggled so mightily a year ago.
If improved health throughout the roster and the draft will prove enough to get Dallas over that .500 hump for the first time in the Garrett era, we don’t know. But we can’t imagine that it’ll hurt any.
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