Football might be a game of inches, but there's nothing more scintillating than watching a big play unfold. It happens in the blink of an eye, but there are so many details that have to go right in order for a play to be successful. In the past, fans used to clamor for the big hit that defined professional football. As the league changes it's rules in order to provide a kindler, gentler product, the focus has shifted to the yardage-consuming offensive play.
This is what Roger Goodell and the league would like us to focus on, and for this post, I'll do my part. If you still love defense more (or are just jonesing to watch more highlights), here's the defensive edition.
The Cowboys brought in three new offensive toys for Jason Garrett and Tony Romo to play with in 2013 and beyond. They also threw new RB coach Gary Brown a bone and went out to grab a jitterbug back as a priority free agent. Most importantly though, they spent their first pick ensuring that the offensive plays will actually have a chance to play out the way they were intended. That's what a competent offensive line can do for a team, allow them to use their entire playbooks.
Will these new wrinkles allow Dallas' offense to thrive? We won't know until August. For now, though, we can imagine what things will look like when these players get on the field. Let's roll the video tape.
Folks, I have no idea what made them think this was a good song for a highlight video. It's gotta be sponsored. Gotta be.
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