Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has told several reporters that the longer the Tennessee Titans hold out on trading Adam “Pacman” Jones the less likely it is that the Cowboys will get him.
Jones also told this newspaper that one badboy is enough. In other words, it is strongly unlikely the Cowboys will pick up embattled former Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry.
It appears that although there is evidence to the contrary, it seems more and more like it would be a very poor choice not to use both of these first-round picks for needs the Cowboys have now and in the future. Cornerbacks can start right away. So can safeties. So can running backs. We don’t need someone to come in right away and run for 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns. We do need someone who can break some tackles, and score at least 5 touchdowns. A rookie running back, any of the slew of decent backs available, can do that.
We don’t need someone to come in and intercept 8 passes. We do need someone better than freaking Jacques Reeves, which might even be me.
Sure, there is a risk in this philosophy. The Cowboys have picked running backs and cornerbacks (Dwayne Goodrich comes to mind) in the draft that have not panned out. Julius Jones could be considered one of those. Goodrich was a second-round pick for the Cowboys in 2000, a promising college cornerback out of Tennessee who was a pure disaster, playing wise and criminally.
But it seems like that the Cowboys don’t have much of a choice but to use their high round picks. A Super Bowl win very likely could depend on this.