Nick Eatman continues his series on roster positions over at dallascowboys.com Today it's the running backs, probably one of the most settled positions on the Cowboys' roster. Still, Eatman does yeoman's work in analyzing the situation. Here's the money quote:
But as we've already seen, particularly last year, Parcells is not too concerned with order at all. He used Jones and Barber in a variety of roles. At different points during the season, both players found themselves starting in front of the other. Parcells also used both guys to finish games as well.
The only question is can Julius stay healthy and will Parcells feature a 2-back attack next year or will he rely on JJ to be the workhorse. We can't start evaluating that until next year starts.
Pro Footbal Weekly does a standard end of year review of the Cowboys. Surprise, surprise, guess what they say are the positions of need?
Football Outsiders via Fox Sports has an end of the season review, too. Un-money quote:
Wrong. I have faith that Jerry and Bill will put our kicking woes to rest this year by investing a little cash in a competent veteran. Longwell, Vanderjagt, Vinateri, Nedney; any of those will do.