The Ravens, Chargers, Cowboys, and Lions are the best teams that didn’t make the playoffs. Out of those four Dallas has the best chance of bouncing back in 2018:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

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Now that the postseason is slated to begin this weekend it’s time to reflect on all the teams that already finished their year. Out of all of those teams it has become overwhelmingly clear that the Ravens, Chargers, Cowboys, and Lions have the most talented rosters. While each of these franchises have a chance to bounce back with a good off-season, it feels like the Cowboys are in the best position to succeed especially with Ezekiel Elliott back on the field ready to make an impact. Dallas was a nine win team with Zeke out of the line up for six games and that tells you just how much talent there is in the Big D. Jerry Jones made a smart move by retaining Jason Garrett because that will allow this organization to maintain some stability. All of these factors make the Cowboys a force to be reckoned with in 2018. If Dallas can also land a couple of free agents and draft effectively in the spring this team will be primed for the big time. With that being said Garrett’s team did struggle a little throwing the football and that’s largely because the Cowboys’ group of receivers is aging. Dez Bryant is slowing down a little bit at twenty nine years old and Jason Witten could retire at any time now? The point is the Cowboys have to find a couple of pass catchers to improve their playmaking ability down the field. The final piece of the puzzle will be upgrading the defense. Dallas ranked eighth in the league in yards surrendered per game, if Jerry Jones can get this defense in the top three that would be huge for next year. Defense wins championships and the addition of a first round pick at receiver might be enough to put the Cowboys over the hump. Even if Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott can’t bring home a Vince Lombardi Trophy to Texas next season, these moves should at least get the Cowboys back to the playoffs.

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