The Dallas Cowboys were already a team most assumed would compete for a division crown, but some of Jerry Jones' latest moves prove that the Cowboys are aiming for the 2020 season's ultimate prize of a Super Bowl victory.
In selecting wide receiver CeeDee Lamb 17th overall in the draft to pair with two other 1,000-yard receivers in Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper and signing quarterback Andy Dalton as a backup in case something strange happens with Dak Prescott in his final year before he gets a new contract, Jones is signaling that the Cowboys are expecting to get to the Super Bowl this year behind an explosive offense.
Dallas didn't need to spend premium money on Dalton, but their decision to do so stems from the belief that this is a team ready to win championships right now, and a steady veteran hand like Dalton could lead this team should the unforeseen happen with a Prescott injury. After all, he's spending a guaranteed $3 million on Dalton and the veteran will have the opportunity to earn $4 million more in incentives.
Knowign Jerry's willingness to embrace change, he has set this team up perfectly to be turned over in a pretty major way if they fail to meet his expectations.
While many are looking at this signing and scratching their heads, fans should take this as a positive move because it's clear there's belief this team can go all the way even with a guy like Dalton running the offense should it come to that.