If the Dallas Cowboys never traded that 22nd pick last year to the Cleveland Browns, the Cowboys very well could have Dwayne Bowe on the team, who was selected by the chiefs with the 23rd pick. But we don’t have him.
With Terrell Owens getting older and Patrick Crayton undeserving of a true No. 2 receiver spot, it is almost certain the Dallas Cowboys will select a wide receiver pretty early in this upcoming draft–that is if the team doesn’t trade away one or both of those two first round picks.
This brings me to Terry Glenn. The Patriots drafted him No. 7 in the 1996 draft and his best year was in fact his rookie season when he had 90 catches, 1100 yards and six touchdowns. He has had two plus-1,000 yard seasons with the Cowboys with 13 touchdowns over those two years. But he’s been hampered with knee problems for years now. It is being reported that Glenn is considering bypassing microfracture surgery which would cost him a year away from the game and likely end his career. With that said, I think Glenn should retire from the game. The decision to save his roster spot for the entire year, I think, hurt the Cowboys who lacked quality corners to play nickel and dime packages. Glenn, in the two games he did play for the Cowboys, didn’t show much promise, but the expectations were not high, either. Would a full offseason help him? I don’t want to take the risk, and I certainly don’t want the guy badly injured so that he can’t walk ever again. The Cowboys play in a nasty division and opposing teams will go after his knees.
I think the Cowboys have a great opportunity to hold onto the two first round picks and select a cornerback and a wide receiver. I’ve have two mock drafts here and the many I have looked at show the possibility of the Cowboys grabbing someone like Mario Manningham or Early Doucet. There are six corners the Cowboys could get in that first round.
I can appreciate Glenn’s pride and willingness to contribute. But I don’t think it is the best move for the Dallas Cowboys if they are going to win the Super Bowl in 2009.