A good Cowboys team always energises the NFL following, both with them and against, and this year’s team should provide plenty of narrative material. The star trio of running back Ezekiel Ellio , quarterback Dak Presco (pictured) and receiver Amari Cooper were the subject of contract talks in preseason, and Ellio sat out camp. Presco , who turned down a $30m-a-year deal, will be under particular scrutiny to round out Dallas’ ground-heavy a ack, which also has an intriguing new co-ordinator in Kellen Moore. Moore is in only his second year as a coach; he was Presco ’s backup two years ago. If the offense can improve from its rank of 22nd a year ago, it can count on what is likely to be a top-end D in Big D, led by linebacker Leighton Vander Esch and safety Byron Jones.