The 2013 NFL season was another disappointing effort from the Dallas Cowboys and the uncertainty of quarterback Tony Romo's back isn't good news for a team with little room under the salary cap.
Fans of the team watched again as the once legendary franchise found new ways to lose, but despite their failures, hope could come in the upcoming draft as the team attempts to find some talent that can help them make 2014 a better season.
The biggest need for this team heading into next season is on defense. The entire unit needs more talent and better depth and owner Jerry Jones and his staff will likely concentrate on this side of the ball this off-season.
Walterfootball has released their latest mock draft and have the Cowboys using their first round pick on Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix. Peter Matarazzom of Bleacher Reports has suggested that Florida State's Timmy Jernigan be selected and with either player, the defense should show improvement.
Another area of need is safety and using a second or third round pick to acquire some much needed help is likely. Baylor's Ahmad Dixon or Calvin Pryor of Louisville are two good options in the second round.
While it might not become the most glamorous draft for the team and its fans, this team has too many holes all across the defense to ignore and with limited resources, these youngsters could become the foundation for future success and hopefully lead this team back into the NFL Playoffs.