The Cowboys have legitimate Super Bowl aspirations in 2019, but they’ll need to answer these five questions if they want to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Dallas was somewhat of a surprise winner in the NFC East last season, but the Cowboys certainly want to defend that title in 2019. Fortunately, Jerry Jones and company have assembled a roster that has a lot of high-end talent. There are certainly the ingredients of a legitimate Super Bowl contender in Big D.
This isn’t a perfect roster though. Adding Amari Cooper made the Cowboys’ offense look great down the stretch, but there are still reasonable questions about just how dynamic this group can be.
Defensively, the front seven looks really good, but the secondary could have issues if the pass rush falters. This piece will walk you through the five biggest questions about the Cowboys heading into this season. It stats with a reasonable concern about a former first-round pick.
5. Can Taco Charlton become a quality starter?
The Cowboys spent a first round pick on Charlton in the 2017 draft hoping he would thrive on the side opposite Demarcus Lawrence for years to come. He’s been such a non-factor in his first two seasons that Dallas elected to bring in Robert Quinn to start ahead of him in 2019.
Charlton’s star has fallen so precipitously that some media members suggested he might be cut by the team during the offseason. It’s still possible the Cowboys could let him go sometime during training camp, but he looks like a relatively safe bet to begin the season on the active roster.
It’s still a make or break year for the former first rounder. If he can’t convince the organization he can be a starter in 2020 then his time in Dallas will be short-lived. Charlton has the tools to be an impact edge rusher, but his production as a pro leaves a ton to be desired.