There’s been a lot of talk about windows in Dallas this offseason.
Tony Romo, Jerry Jones and others have shared their opinions about whether the Cowboys are facing an open or closing window for winning a championship. During an interview on 103.3 ESPN Radio, via SportsRadioInterviews.com, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray got the question and his answer places him firmly in the open window camp.
“I think we have a great group of guys but at the same time we definitely feel that this year is going to be a great year for us and we don’t see why we shouldn’t be in the Super Bowl this year,” Murray said.
Super Bowl predictions and prognostications in June are about as valuable as a $3 bill, but it’s not hard to see reasons for optimism in Dallas. They’ve added Dez Bryant, Sean Lee, Tyron Smith, Murray and Morris Claiborne in the last three drafts, newly acquired cornerback Brandon Carr is 26 and there’s still gas left in the tank of players like Miles Austin and DeMarcus Ware. That won’t change if they fail to make Murray look clairvoyant.
That’s why all the window talk feels misplaced when you talk about the Cowboys as a whole. It really seems like Jones and others in the closing camp are really talking about Romo. If the team fails to improve this season, it will be three straight years without a playoff berth for a quarterback who has already sowed doubt about his ability to lead the team where they want to go.
Basically, the window for the Cowboys as a franchise seems a lot more open than the window for the “Tony Romo” Cowboys.