Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys gave up on Day 2 of the draft by trading away every third and fourth round pick it had up to the middle of the fourth. I got so frustrated watching wide receivers Mario Manningham and Andre Caldwell, safety/corner Reggie Smith and Justin King fall off the board that I decided to call it a day and go do laundry. Yeah, I decided to do laundry over watching the NFL draft.
You know, when Dallas lacked a real good drafting coach they went through some of the worst picks in the team’s history. When Bill Parcells came in, he helped draft a solid core of guys that brought success to the Cowboys. But now that pushover Wade Phillips is the surrogate coach, Jerry Jones is running a majority of the draft board. Jerry Jones’ famous pick was Quincy Carter. Wow. Scared? Maybe that’s why the Cowboys traded away the rest of their picks. Jerry Jones should not be running the draft board. He’s not a talent scout.
The first three picks are solid players, even though choosing Martellus Bennett was somewhat confusing. However, we seem to be warming up to the pick as each hour goes by because the guy is a solid athlete.
Will this draft go down historically as Jerry Jones other big screw up, when we see Manningham turn into a star for our rivals in New York?
Or does Jerry have something up his sleeve–because we certainly saw NO SURPRISES that we expected and that he dangled at us like carrots–to acquire one of the disgruntled receivers who want out of their perennial losing teams.
I don’t think eight late-round picks is going to help the Cowboys acquire anyone. At that point in the draft, it is a crap’s shoot.
At pick 122, Dallas chose running back Tashard Choice, who ESPN called one of the “most prolific runners out of Georgia Tech.” I’ll research the pick later. But right now, I’ve got to air my dirty laundry somewhere else.