Dallas Cowboys fans are understandably disappointed after the disappointing 2022 season and the surprising moves that began their offseason. However, Jerry Jones is the team’s owner and wants to remind fans about something.
Jones spoke to the media Monday and pointed out that Micah Parsons, the star linebacker, was proof that the team could improve with just a few tweaks. He stated that he is happy with the current team as compared to last season.
“This time last year, we didn’t have Micah Parsons. But yet, we got better… I like where we are right now (compared) to this time last year,” Jones said.
However, this statement does not seem to be getting a lot of attention. The tweet’s comments from Michael Gehlken have made it difficult for fans to believe that they will go further than last year’s team, given the moves they made.
Is the Cowboys’ roster talent today in worse shape than it was last season? Team owner Jerry Jones: “This time last year, we didn’t have Micah Parsons. But yet, we got better. …I like where we are right now (compared) to this time last year.”
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) March 28, 2022
“So, the standard is set: duplicate last year’s first round loss in playoffs. One fan responded, “That was what was finally accomplished?”
“Last year we had Amari Cooper, Randy Gregory and Lael Collins. This year, those 3 players are gone and replacing them are CeeDee Lamb (ok not mad at this one), Dorance Armstrong (Edge 3-4, not Edge2 yet) and Terrence Steele who is unproven as a full time starter. Yet we’re better,” another fan said sarcastically.
Micah Parsons is an example of a player who doesn’t like trees. It is rare for a defensive player to be as dominant as last year.
The Cowboys should not assume that the person they draft will be the best at their position immediately.