The Dallas Cowboys will open the season with a rookie quarterback, a rookie running back and a ton of holes on defense.

Cowboys fans don’t seem to notice.

“We might be a little naive about what’s going on around here because I think there’s more excitement than there is anxiety,” Dallas’ 105.3 The Fan host Cory Mageors said on CBS Sports Radio’s After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “I think a lot of it has to do with what’s gone on with Tony Romo over the last two years. Half of the audience for Cowboys fans is fed up with Tony Romo, and the other half of it wants Tony Romo to win that Super Bowl, wants Jerry Jones to win it with Tony. So there’s a part of the group that’s really excited about what Dak can do, and why wouldn’t you? That preseason that he had was pretty fantastic. But that’s a vanilla defense every day that he’s running up against except for maybe Seattle. They like to go all out. But he hasn’t really seen any disguises. They haven’t really picked into what he does bad and said, ‘Okay, we’re going to hone in on trying to make him force errors and force throws.’ So they haven’t really seen that part of Dak yet.”

“I keep saying this, but I want to see Dak fail,” Mageors continued. “I really want to see him continue to succeed, but I want to see him fail so that he can come out of it and be stronger on the other side of it. The excitement with Zeke, he was the No. 4 pick, so everybody is anticipating he’s the second coming of Emmitt Smith. He showed that he can run. He showed a couple of moves in Seattle. I think it’s less anxiety and more excitement to get the season started, especially with the young crew. We’ve been running with Tony Romo and Jason Witten for a long time. The idea is, okay, maybe this is the new fresh start of the Cowboys.”


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