Back again this week with another Top 5 for you Cowboys fans! This week we look at those whose season’s were cut short by injury and look to bounce back in 2014.
5. Morris Claiborne– Claiborne is in bad-need of a breakout season. After trading up in the 2011 NFL Draft to select Claiborne with the sixth overall pick, it has been nothing but hamstrings and heartbreak for Claiborne. Nobody is quite ready to label him injury-prone nor a bust just yet. Morris Claiborne was once called the best defensive player available in that Draft. Now Claiborne has had his shoulder repaired, hopefully he can have that breakout he desperately needs.
4. Sean Lee– Lee is one of the best linebackers in the league, when he’s on the field. Lee has received his contract extension, now it’s time to stay on the field and produce.
3. Tyrone Crawford– I was in Oxnard, California standing right next to Crawford when I heard the dreadful “pop” of his achilles and the end to his season. Crawford has a legitimate shot to start on this line next year. Now that he’s healthy and should be ready by OTA’s, he’s going to start fast and never let up.
2. Tony Romo– Romo only missed one game but I fully believe that this team would have won had he played. Romo, coming off of another great statistical year, really needs the chance to put the demons behind him and go on a run in the playoffs. Look for Romo to shed some weight and be back better-than-ever in OTA’s.
1. DeMarcus Ware– I know that Ware played most of the year, but it was a injury-riddled, almost ghost-like existence of a season for one of the perennial pass-rushers in the league. He is making $16 million in ’14, he needs to play like it, because if he has a similar year, it will be time to move on.