Jason Witten, who has 15 seasons of experience, said last week that the Cowboys' lineup in 2019 is "the greatest talent I've ever seen."
Ezekiel Elliott did not play so long, with 12 seasons less. But the Cowboys were the No. 1 seed of the NFC in their rookie season in 2016, with seven Pro Bowlers, so it's not like he's played in teams without talent.
The running star, however, agrees with Witten: the 2019 Cowboys have talent.
"I'm excited about the group of guys we have," Elliott said Sunday, via Jon Machota of Dallas Morning News. "I am excited about the talent we have in this team. I am excited about the leadership group we have. I think we have a lot of good pieces. I think we have a lot of promises for this season. "
The Cowboys are sending back the 22 players who started the loss to the Rams in the playoffs and center Travis Frederick and Witten are back. Last season, Frederick was recovering from Guillain-Barré syndrome, a disorder in which the immune system attacked the nervous system in response to a disease. Witten was in the stand of Monday Night Football.
The Cowboys also added Robert Quinn, George Iloka and Randall Cobb.
So, on paper, it seems that Cowboys have a lot of the appropriate elements.