Expectations are always high to start the season if you’re a Dallas Cowboys fan, but there is a sense of accentuated anticipation for the 2015 campaign. Jerry and Stephen Jones have assembled a roster many believe is quite capable of not only getting to, but winning Super Bowl 50.
Charles Haley is one of them, and he said as much pumping up the faithful fans during the opening ceremony of Cowboys training camp on Saturday in Oxnard, Ca.
Charles Haley just told the fans in Oxnard to demand greatness from this current team because they should get to the Super Bowl
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 1, 2015
This isn’t one of those “we believe we can do it” spiels we hear from every player before every season. He, along with everybody in the organization, must know this team should be held to the highest standard of excellence this season.
Dallas, on paper, has just as good a chance as any of the elite teams in football to hoist the Lombardi Trophy on the 50-yard line at Levi Stadium on February 7, 2016.
Football games are won and lost in the trenches. The Cowboys feature the league’s premier offensive line, and the defensive line has a chance to be truly special this year.
Despite what you may or may hold in your heart regarding Greg Hardy as a person, the pass-rusher is a game-changer. He, along with Demarcus Lawrence and rookie phenom Randy Gregory, are setting up to become a three-headed monster that will feast on opposing quarterbacks on a regular basis.
With pressure up front and a solid linebacking corps, led by now-healthy Sean Lee, Dallas’ front seven is as dynamic and fast as any in the league.
Offensively the Cowboys will be as electric as always. Tony Romo, despite his postseason frustrations, is one of the game’s top passers, and his chemistry with Dez Bryant is entering legendary status. Cole Beasley and Gavin Escobar will both take on bigger roles this year, and no matter who’s running the ball yardage will be there for the taking on the ground.
Haley’s words ring true.
Cowboys fans should demand greatness in 2015. This team has the talent to win it all, and that’s a fact.
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