Not to say that acquiring players such as T.O., Roy Williams, Zach Thomas, Leonard Davis and PacMan Jones hasn't played a significant role in the successes of the Dallas Cowboys, but it's the contributions of lesser known players that really show Jerry Jones' foresight into maintaining the team.
With the Special Teams ailing this preseason, Jerry Jones resigned Keith Davis and trusted in Coach Wade's experience with LB Carlos Polk. Back during the draft, he didn't stay content at CB by resigning Jacques Reeves or Nate Jones, nor did he bank that PacMan would provide stability at that position; instead, he stocked up on talented DBs Mike Jenkins and Orlando Scandrick. He also didn't settle his backup RB hopes on Felix Jones either. Though we haven't seen much of Tashard Choice out of the backfield, I think it's safe to say that he does his best to contribute (especially on ST) when he does get his chances. And now with Jason Witten nursing his ribcage, Martellus Bennett looks to get an increased role in the offense this week.
Yesterday when punter, Sam Palescu, squared his shoulders into that Tampa returner, I roared so loudly that I disturbed my already disturbed neighbor. It was well worth it to see this new Cowboy add some intensity and integrity to America's Team.
These under-the-radar acquisitions are the only thing about the Dallas Cowboys that the national media don't run with. Sure, the big name guys ice the cake but it just takes a handful of plays from these little guys to help turn a close game around. Whether it's signing a former 3rd round pick (WR Travis Wilson) to the practice squad, or secretely grooming a star QB like the Cowboys did with Romo, we gotta give Jerry Jones his props for his general managing of the entire roster--not just the stars.