Offensively, their strength is the line. Flozell Adams has the potential to be one of the best left tackles in the business, and Larry Allen's still an imposing run blocker.... The Cowboys had average skill players last year, but they've added talent. Rookie back Julius Jones is explosive and probably their only big-play threat.... I think Parcells wants to outbig people--play smashmouth football--because he doesn't have great receivers. Keyshawn Johnson is a good possession guy, but Terry Glenn isn't a consistent threat.... I can't believe they cut Quincy Carter for Vinny Testaverde. I've heard Drew Henson was lighting it up.... La'Roi Glover is as quick as they come at defensive tackle, but there isn't much else on the defensive line. Greg Ellis is a solid end, but they haven't had a dominant pass rusher in a long time.... Two of their linebackers, Dexter Coakley and Dat Nguyen, have good instincts and make a lot of plays.... The secondary is questionable. Terence Newman is a shutdown guy, but Pete Hunter shouldn't be a starter in this league.... This team will have a hard time going 10--6 again.
"Rookie running back Julius Jones is explosive and probably their only big-play threat."
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP with 2003 statistics
2003 RECORD: 10-6
NFL RANK (rush/pass/total):
COACH: Bill Parcells; second season with Dallas (148-106-1 in NFL)
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