Dating back to the beginning of the 2011 season, the Dallas Cowboys Pro Scouting Department has not disappointed. This department is extremely important, as towards the start of the regular season, and through the season injuries are unavoidable. This department fills in the gaps, and gives the Cowboys the greatest chance for success.
Laurent Robinson – Anyone miss this guy yet? Picked up off the street after being freshly released by the San Diego Chargers, Robinson quickly developed a rapport with Tony Romo and the pair combined for over 800 yards and 11 touchdowns. His production is sorely missed, and the Cowboys have not has any one receiver step up to claim the position.
Sammy Morris – With several injuries to the running back corp, the Cowboys brought in Sammy Morris off the street. His 12 carries against the Tampa Bay Bucs that year were tough, determined yards. Although the Cowboys got out to a quick start against the Bucs, Morris’ running helped seal the deal to bring the one win closer to a playoff berth that wasn’t meant to be.
Ernie Sims – A former first round draft pick, Sims bounced around to several teams before the Cowboys, yet again, picked him up off the street. With a season ending injury to Sean Lee, Sims came in and earned significant playing time. Sims made the most of his opportunity, and made significant plays. Sims is playing so well, in fact, that he might earn himself a roster spot in 2013 if he continues to play at the level he is playing.
Charlie Peprah – With a season ending injury to Barry Church (irony else see the irony that it was his Achilles heel?) the Cowboys were forced to pick up another player off the street. Peprah had spent numerous seasons with Green Bay, but was released when he didn’t pass his physical after having arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Although Peprah has only played one game for the Cowboys, he made a ton setting, bone breaking hit that caused Jeremy Maclin to lose the football. With Rob Ryan always looking for unique ways to get his best players on the field, look for the ball-hawking safety to make some plays.