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Rebuilding?

I keep reading from various blogs and various chat boards that our beloved Cowboys are in a rebuilding mode.  I for one just don't see it.  Is the declaration of 2011 being a "rebuilding" year a submissive acceptance that this team will go 7-9 or maybe get lucky and pull an 8-8 season out of Big Red's magic hat?  Are we expecting the worst, but hoping for the best?

I don't buy the assumption that the Cowboys are "rebuilding" this year.  Look at the roster and it tells you otherwise.  We have a veteran QB, a veteran RB, a veteran TE, a veteran LT, a veteran WR, a veteran defensive line, a veteran LB, two veteran CB's and two veteran Safeties.  Sure, we have a few young guys who will be playing important roles this year, but so does every other team.

The classic recipe for a team in "rebuilding" mode either starts a rookie QB and surrounds him with veteran players, or signs an aging QB and surrounds him with rookies.  I have high hopes for this team in 2011, and anything less than 10 wins is a huge disappointment.

In today's NFL, no team is allowed the opportunity to "rebuild".  No coach gets that luxury either.  It's win now or pack your bags.  If anything, the Cowboys were rebuilding during the Parcells years.  But we all know how that turned out.

So correct me if I'm wrong, but I just don't see it.

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