Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The 2011 NFL season for the Dallas Cowboys was the first for new head coach Jason Garrett and Tony Romo’s first season back after a collar-bone injury sidelined him during the previous season. While the Cowboys improved on their 6-10 record from 2010 they failed to make the playoffs losing twice to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Giants. Running back, Demarco Murray was a bright spot on offense until a season ending injury sidelined him but looks to be a solid contributor for 2012. The Cowboys should concentrate on drastically improving the Cowboys’ defense during free agency and the 2012 NFL Draft. Rob Ryan was brought in as the defensive coordinator and struggled putting a solid unit together, but placed the blame on him. The real blame should be placed on Jerry Jones for a lack of overall talent. They gave up too many leads and allowed too many points up the board. The Penalty Flag’s Mike Presley believes the Cowboys will go defense in Rd. 1 and 2; Round 1, Pick 14: Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama: The Cowboys secondary needs improving and Kirkpatrick falls due to his arrest. Kirkpatrick is talented enough to where if he keeps out of [...]

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