It is almost strange to look at the similarities between the 1989 Cowboys and the 2010 Cowboys. There are only 2 major differences.
First: We entered this season with an established QB who we thought could lead us the the Super Bowl and
Second: We entered this season with much higher expectations than in 1989.
In 1988 we selected a WR from Miami named Michael Irvin in the first round. In 2010 we selected a WR from Oklahoma St. named Dez Bryant and both wear number 88.
In we went 3-13 and this season could very easily get that same record (although I'll be surprised if this team wins any more games).
After 1988 we fired Landry and hired Johnson. Irvin made a list of all the players on the team that were going work hard and were committed to winning. He gave that list to Johnson who then went to work trimming the roster of players who weren't there to win. Bryant needs to be doing the same thing right now. He seems to be the only one who still cares enough to work hard.
After this season we have some veterans who need to go. We have to many guys who are just there to get paid. I don't want to imply anything but Ware has not been the same player since signing his new contract.
Its yet to be seen if we take a QB in the 2011 draft like we did in 1989. This team has many holes to fill and if a great coaching staff comes in that will be enough to get the current roster close the playoffs. I know there are many huge Romo supporters here and while I'm not a Romo hater I do wonder if he will still be playing at a high level in 2 or 3 years when this team is competitive again. He is 30 years old now and has taken some hits in his career. He makes a lot happen by moving around in the pocket and as he gets older that skill will only diminish.