State of the Cowboys: Super Bowl Expectations in Dallas

By Chris James

It’s that time of the year again.

With training camp starting up this week in Oxnard, California for the Cowboys, questions and expectations begin filling up the suggestion box. Once again, sitting at top of the list is “Super Bowl or Bust.”

Look, the Cowboys haven’t won a Super Bowl since 1996. They really haven’t been close since. The Cowboys are considered a dark horse this season, having the eighth-best odds to win.

So, the questions remain, including how much of a window do the Cowboys have left in order to finally get owner Jerry Jones another Lombardi Trophy?

Jones appears to be running out of patience. During the opening press conference in Oxnard, he gave his thoughts on how confident he was in head coach Mike McCarthy getting the job done.

Well, kind of.

“I want to be real clear, he wouldn’t be sitting here today if I didn’t think he was the man to lead this team to a Super Bowl,” Jones said. “He would not be, and I have choices.”


That’s doesn’t really sound like a strong vote of confidence. It sounds more like it better happen this year. Things are already getting interesting and the team hasn’t even hit the practice field yet.

The Cowboys are coming off a 12-win season. Of course, the season ended in disaster, losing to the San Francisco 49ers at Jerryworld on a failed quarterback sneak.

Now, the Cowboys are hoping to turn the page and finally break the Super Bowl drought. If anything, Jones and the Cowboys will at least make it interesting. They always do.

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