According to their owner Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys are Super Bowl-bound each season.
Of course, that has not been the case as the team has not lifted a Lombardi Trophy for nearly 30 years.
Former Cowboys quarterback turned TV color analyst Tony Romo recently commented that the window is closing on the Cowboys’ Super Bowl hopes.
Have the Cowboys missed their window to win a Super Bowl?
The answer is not yet, but it is dangerously close to being slammed shut.
Here are the reasons why the Cowboys have not yet missed their window.
1. Young Players In Their Prime
This Cowboys roster is in its prime.
While there is a mix of young roster players and veteran leadership, youth is prevalent.
CeeDee Lamb in year 3 will be fun 🌟 pic.twitter.com/LlcVyJFH5x
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Lamb and Parsons are still playing on their rookie contracts, and Parsons was named the 2021 Defensive Rookie of the Year.
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Colin Cowherd frequently talks about the best time for a team to win, and that is when the star players are on their rookie deals.
As soon as they are extended, more money is tied up in individual players that cannot be utilized for essential but less glamorous defensive and offensive line position players.
Prescott and Elliott have already been extended.
2. Good Coaching Staff
The Cowboys have former player turned offensive coordinator Kellen Moore on the staff.
He is viewed as one of the up-and-coming coaching talents in the NFL.
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They also have Dan Quinn who is fresh off winning the 2021 Associated Press Assistant Coach of the Year award.
— NFL (@NFL) February 11, 2022
The Cowboys are somehow managing to keep this excellent staff together along with head coach Mike McCarthy which is another reason why the window is still open; however, this staff will probably start getting plucked for jobs or move on after the 2022 season.
Cowboys Need To Reevaluate
Even though the window is still open, this team needs to do some serious soul searching during this offseason.
They were arguably as deep and as talented in 2021 as they have been since the 1990s dynasty years.
Winning the NFC East is no longer as big of a feat because the competition is not as strong as it was just 10 years ago.
2022 is the year the Cowboys must win, or fans can expect many changes on the sideline and on the roster.
No one, including Jones and the fans, can tolerate many more seasons of mediocrity.
The 2021 Los Angeles Rams took a page out of the New York Yankees playbook from their heyday.
They assembled a team of veteran players who could win quickly.
Draft picks and younger players were lesser priorities.
It could be a formula that other teams, including the Cowboys, could attempt to adopt if things go south for them in 2022 with the young roster.