Detroit Lions: Five Questions to Consider During the Offseason

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Nov 23, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell applauds his team during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday night, the Detroit Lions met a bitter fate at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys, losing a heartbreaker to bow out of the NFC playoff race.

Now, the grim reality sets in that football won’t be played again until early next fall. Between now and then, though, there’s plenty of variables to keep fans interested, excited and on the edge of their seats during the ever-unpredictable NFL offseason.

Specifically, what questions will the team face this offseason? Which are worth monitoring the closest? Here’s five ideas to remember both now and in the months ahead.

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