Commentary

Part 1: Cowboys who should return

Originally Published: January 5, 2011
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones has good reason for fast-tracking his coaching search, which has apparently consisted of a walk down the hallway and a phone call to the South Beach branch of Valley Ranch.

"We've got a lot of work to do," Jones said. "We've got a lot of personnel decisions to make, and the quicker that I can get this head coaching decision resolved, the earlier that I can get on it."

Based on the results of this 6-10 season, Jerry and Co. can use all the help they can get in renovating the roster.

While Jones is busy officially crowning Jason Garrett, we'll get a head start on the roster renovation.

We divided the players who finished the season on the Cowboys' roster or injured reserve into three categories, based on whether they should be Cowboys in September.

We'll start with the players who should be brought back next season.

Tim MacMahon covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com. You can follow him on Twitter.