By Tony Thompson
The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2019 NFL season with one of the most loaded rosters in the league. It’s a team built to win now, leaving no excuses for head coach Jason Garrett if they fail to advance further in the playoffs than ever before in his tenure.
There is talented youth, there is veteran leadership, and more importantly there are potential all-time greats. Dallas has 25 current members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but there could be many more on the current roster.
Recently, Sporting News took a look at every potential Hall of Famer on every roster in the league. The Cowboys find themselves second on this list in terms of sheer numbers with 8, though there’s an argument to be made for a few others who could be included. The Philadelphia Eagles lead all teams with 9 potential guys.
Here’s a look at Vinnie Iyer’s odds for the current generation to earn a gold jacket and a permanent place in Canton.
“Jason Witten (100 percent): His un-retirement just delays the inevitable as an icon of the modern position.”
Witten is an 11 time Pro-Bowler and a two-time First-Team All-Pro. A model of consistency and durability throughout his career Witten has missed only one game, due to a broken jaw he suffered his rookie season against the New York Giants. He has the second most receptions for a tight end in NFL history, landing him fourth on the all-time list. Witten holds league records including: most receptions in a single game by a tight end with 18 and most consecutive games played and started by a tight...