It’s been four years since the Dallas Cowboys gave the NFL community real reason to take them seriously. Talent aside, the players have generally lacked for the kind of cohesion that’s maintainable on both sides of the ball for three to four quarters. Most of the time, the coaching and ownership have been light years from perfect.
Still, the ‘Boys routinely find themselves within postseason striking distance – evidence of grit and tenacity the players summon for coach Jason Garrett. But with this year’s array of offseason losses, there’s no room for stragglers. Here are five Cowboys that have to seriously and immediately step up their game in 2014.