Dec. 4, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (right) and executive vice president Stephen Jones prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

If I Could Be The Dallas Cowboys GM For A Day…


It’s Super Bowl week and the only thing us Cowboy fans can do is sit back and wonder what could have been. This gets really old but it’s not like there is anything we can do about it. Maybe we can take notes on this week’s game and see what it is that we’re doing wrong.

When it comes to the Dallas Cowboys it seems like everybody is an expert. Some say we will never win with Tony Romo at quarterback. Others say the same thing about Jerry Jones as GM. The list of excuses can go on and on when in reality I feel our problem is that maybe we really just aren’t good enough right now.

A porous o-line, safeties that give up too many big plays and poor play calling aren’t going to win you many championships. Let’s not forget this might be the most injury prone group I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

I truly feel that with a couple of upgrades and a change of mentality that this team could push for a championship. I’m sure most of you have already colored me idiot but hear me out. None of you can say that any team this year outright destroyed the Cowboys when they weren’t doing the most damage to themselves.

So I leave this post to you. With the upcoming draft and free agency around the corner, who do you want to see in a Cowboy uniform? If money and draft position were no obstacle who are the players that you think can push this team over the top?

Let’s face it everybody Jerry Jones will be the GM for many years to come so if you put “change the GM” in the comments section you automatically get a zero for creativity. So I say to you, have fun with this post. Which free agents or draft prospects do you think could make the biggest difference and why? Leave your comments at the bottom and who knows, maybe one of the big wheels in Big D will heed your counsel.

So tell us, what would you do if you could be the Dallas Cowboys GM for a day?

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  • bone

    I would seriously upgrade every position on offense nd defender I would try to get polamalu or Ed reed for safety upgrade offensive line and defense line corner backs and wide recurves just every positions

  • Truth

    I have been posting and blogging for quite sometime. And if you look at all the players that I have wanted to take in the draft over the last 4 yrs. You would have a team full of players the likes of Jimmy Johnson. Sorry if I come off as arrogant or too highly of myself, but that is just the truth. Let’s start off from 2010(as I can remember being quite emersed from this yr.):

    This yr. I remember Roger Saffold being the my pick considering the horrendous output of Colombo the yr. before, and more specifically the playoffs. Saffold was the most dominant player that yr. As of recently, I have read he is doing outstanding.

    Nate Allen/FS in the 2nd round. I was so adamant that I was willing to trade a few spots up to get him. Cowboys would have had to move 16 spots in the 2nd round to get him. I was willing to do this and now in hindsight, it would have been the best thing to do. If impossible to get Nate Allen at this time, I was shooting for T.J. Ward, Taylor Mays or Vlad Ducasse. These guys have turned out to be Good and would of course fit into Cowboys scheme. They picked Sean Lee, so with this pick I can’t argue or say my pick would have been better. The only downfall to this pick, was that he was hurt for awhile and couldn’t immediately help. His strength and power is still an issure. If you remember well, he would always get to the right hole, but would be bumped out, ran over and just dragged because he was good no doubt, but not strong enough.

    With our 3rd pick I have to honestly say, I didn’t give it much thought, as compared to now where I dwelve into the draft a lot more. In 2010, most if not all your expectation fizzle when Jerry trades all his high draft picks.

    2011 was a little different: I adamantly wanted Tyron Smith and of course he was picked. 2nd rd. – Stefen Wisneiwski/C/OG or Da’Quan Bowers for starters. As you know, I say this because if Cowboys didn’t select them, I would try for the next best thing or my pick. Bruce Carter was picked here which I guess you can say it’s okay, but honestly, hasn’t panned out yet. More potential than anything else.
    I won’t sit here and say I falsely pick this guy or that guy because that is not me. I will say though, that I tend to stick around for the fist 3 rounds or so because although I immerse myself in this, I don’t past the meat-n-potatos if you will, past the 3rd round much if any.
    Well, I guess that is all for now. Long? Yes I know, lol.

  • http://twitter.com/OldFrog75 Old Frog

    I would trade the 4th, 5th, and 6th round picks to move up and get the 2 best O-lineman and 1 D-lineman I could.

  • Truth

    As GM, I would have picked in 2012: First let me say, I wanted to trade back as I seen a lot of talent and from many positions. So….let’s just say I did trade back to the 18th spot along with giving up our 5th, 6th and 7th, as I said on other sites at that time. That would have garnered me, per draft value system, 250.2 pts., the 4th pick in the 3rd round. Now giving us 2 3rd round picks. So I will just play with these picks here.

    With trading back and now with 18th pick I take Mercilus Whitney/DE, one of my favorites but was also looking at others according to Value and Needs train of thought. Chandler Jones was on not on my mind, don’t know why but would have been a darn good pick(see, I don’t tout myself to be perfect or best). But I was thinking Riley Reiff/OT, Kevin Zeitler/G, Nick Perry/DE, Derek Wolfe/DT and one of my favorites because I was hoping Cowboys take one of the Better DTs. My list was Fletcher Cox, Devon Still and Derek Wolfe as the only ones I would have taken to fill needs with the Value. My other 2 players here would have been Janoris Jenkins/CB and Vinny Curry/DE which all would have been great. At time, it was either DT or CB and as I thought Janoris Jenkins was the best CB, his issues made me not draft him unless it was the 2nd rd. or pick.

    In the 3rd rd., there was undoubtably a lot of Good Players but here I was hoping for the stil undrafted Brandon Thompson/DT that went a few spots after our initial place of 18th of the 3rd rd. I also wanted Josh Chapman/DT/NT who went 1 pick of the 5th round. Much because he had a knee injury or would have went easily in the 2nd rd.

    Let’s do some review will we, lol: At 18th, I would have taken Mercilus Whitney/DE. 2nd rd. – Derek Wolfe/DT or Janoris Jenkins/CB. I was leaning towards Derek Wolfe considering Cowboys had Mike Jenkins/CB that was there best CB and Carr the recently picked up free agent. But Janoris Jenkins has been outstanding in his rookie yr.

    3rd rd. – (have 2 with my trade and late draft picks pushing 3rd higher. Thus having the 4th and 18th in 3rd) – I would have taken Trumaine Johnson/CB but would have had to trade 2 spots up. Maybe given up my 4th but have gained another 4th but just a little lower. None the less, Trumaine Johnson/CB and Brandon Thompson/DT/NT. Now I wasn’t looking to much in which players were “Great” but rather towards our needs. But heres a look at what was out there, including some Great WRs that performed quite well in rookie yr. – Mohamed Sanu/WR(20th in 3rd), Jake Bequette/DT, Russel Wilson/QB(12th), Brandon Brooks/G(13), Mike Martin/DT(19)….

    4th rd. – We have 2 picks here but even if I had traded up two spots for Trumaine Johnson/CB, that would have left me with 2 4ths, heck I would have moved the higher 4th upward. Ohh…just remember, didn’t go this far, remember? lol. None the less here we got Kyle Wilber/OLB and Matt Johnson/SS. I’m thinking I would have gotten some very good players but as I said earlier, I don’t go this far considering it’s too much work for nothing.