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2014 Off season plan



The Cowboys weren't far away from making the playoffs in 2013 but its obvious that they need some help.

First Kiffin needs to retire and hand the job over to Marinelli. I would keep Callahan. I know the offense had its struggles this year but the o-line has been making large strides and if need be Garrett can take over play calling again.

This team needs to clear some cap room and some of that will come by restructuring contracts but there's also some vets that need to be cut.

First to be cut is Kyle Orton. I know he had a good game against the Eagles but he can be replaced and isn't the future.

Other then that only Miles Austin should go.

Dallas won't have a lot of money to spend but could still add a couple low cost vets.

Henry Melton, he only played in 3 games last season with the Bears before tearing his ACL. He was arrested for misdemeanor assault while rehabbing and probably won't be offered back by the Bears. He could come in on a 1 year offer to reunite with Marinelli and come back to Texas.

Anthony Spencer, he only played in 1 game this year and may see taking a 1 year deal as a way to try to cash in again in 2015.

Those two guys if healthy could add a lot to Dallas' pass rushing help.

Now on to the draft

1st round (16th), Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame. At 6-5 303 lbs. he has the potential to greatly help us inside. Very athletic with high ceiling.

2nd round (47th), Trevor Reilly, DE, Utah. He's a little undersized at 6-5, 255 lbs. but is a great pass rusher recording 8.5 sacks and 16 tackles for loss last year.

3rd round (78th), A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama. Dallas needs to think about the future at QB. Romo is probably down to his last 1-3 years. Who knows how his back will work out. He could be just fine but he might get hit in the first game and be done. McCarron might not be the best athlete but he did well going against the best defenses in the SEC.

4th round (115th), Yawin Smallwood, ILB, Connecticut. Connecticut defensive player of the year and a tackling machine.

5th round (146th), Brandon Linder, OG, Miami (FL.). Could be a replacement for Bernadeau in a year or two.

7th round (206th), Deandre Coleman, DT, Cal. Another d-lineman for depth.

7th round (218th), De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon. Very fast do it all type player. Can return kicks and punts, catch the ball out of the backfield and is a weapon that must be accounted for when on the field.

Obviously this will be a defense heavy off season, but you can always use more weapons on offense.

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