The Dallas Cowboys came into the 2015 season with high expectations after surprising the NFL with an impressive 12-4 2014 season. The Cowboys also added a playoff win and were a bad call away from possibly playing in the NFC championship game against a Seahawks team they beat earlier in the year. The Cowboys 2015 season started off real strong as the team won their first two games. Their season derailed once Tony Romo went down, the Cowboys struggled to stay healthy as the 2015 season turned out to be a disaster, the Cowboys finished 4-12. The 2016 season looks much different for the Cowboys, they are expecting a similar year to 2014 and here are some reasons why.

The best run game & offensive line in the division

Whether it’s a three headed monster with Alfred Morris, iPhone Saver Darren McFadden, & first round pick Ezekiel Elliott or just Zeke running the show with that offensive line. The Dallas Cowboys are head and shoulders above the rest of the division and NFL.

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Dez Bryant & Tony Romo are healthy

This statement comes with the approach that they come back 100% from their respective injuries. When healthy, they’re up there as one of the best duos in the league. Since 2006 the Cowboys are 10-23 without Tony Romo starting as the starting quarterback. Romo being back only means good things for CowboysNation.

Sean Lee controlling that weak side of the field

Some people forget how truly impactful a healthy Sean Lee is. The Cowboys moved him outside to accommodate McClain, but it led to a career high 128 tackles in his new chase & tackle role. His coverage skills are great as well. Not only Sean Lee, but that defense has seen some upgrades all around. Mostly due to their drafting of guys like Byron Jones, Charles Tapper and even Jaylon Smith. The return of cornerback Orlando Scandrick should really bolster the Cowboys secondary.

Overall

Ultimately health will determine where the Cowboys will finish in the wild wild east.They can either go 11-5 or 5-11, they’re a very up & down team in a very up and down division.

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