Good analysis by Gary Horton of ESPN Insider (sub. req.) of the Cowboys going into the 2006 season. A few highlights:
Lord, we can only hope that defenses put eight guys in the box against our 2-TE set. That almost guarantees mismatches in the coverage scheme and sets Glenn or Owens up for single coverage. This is the exact scenario that Parcells is hoping for and would lead to big seasons for TNT and Witten.
This is the big question. What happens if teams clamp down on Owens and the Cowboys utilize Witten or Glenn? Normally, this would be great, but we all know that Owens is not your normal WR, both on the field and off.
Another point Horton makes is that Julius Jones will have more freedom to choose his holes because he will not be following a lead fullback. This probably plays more to Jones' strength as a running back.
As for the defense, Horton thinks we might go to more Cover 1 schemes were the FS plays centerfield which allows Roy Williams to play closer to the line where he is most effective.
Look for Dallas to play a lot of Cover 1 and man free schemes. Williams can play close to the line of scrimmage, almost like a linebacker, and projected free safety Marcus Coleman can control the deep middle of the field and help out the corners if necessary. Look for the coaching staff to be really creative in training camp on finding ways to get Williams more involved closer to the line of scrimmage with a variety of coverage schemes and more blitzing. This is a defense capable of creating a lot of big plays.