The Biggest Questions for the Dallas Cowboys Heading into the 2013 NFL Draft

The Dallas Cowboys are less than a month away from one of the most important drafts in franchise history. It may sound like a bold statement to some, but it's a fair assessment when season after season ends in sheer disappointment.

It's a tougher pill to swallow when you watch the Giants win multiple Super Bowls in recent years and consistently watch the same group of teams maintain their respective levels of success. The Cowboys are never short on storylines or dramatics, but it's time to get down to brass tacks and figure out some serious questions that still exist.

The Cowboys weren't expected to be players in free agency this off-season, but many important variables remain unanswered. One thing the Cowboys have managed to do is lock up Tony Romo to a much anticipated long-term deal.

What remains a mystery is why this deal took so long to consummate considering both parties wanted each other. Why not settle what was going to be the key to the off-season a little earlier? Couple that with the continued impasse of a long-term deal with Anthony Spencer, and this entire off-season has been one big morphine drip.

So where does that leave the Cowboys right now? Are there any plans to sign additional free agents? Will they utilize the cap space created by Romo's contract? Will they strike a deal with Spencer and free up more money in the process?

Yeah, lots of questions but very little in the way of answers. In fact, too many big questions still exist for the Cowboys. It's time to take a closer, harder look at the reality of what they are.

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