Dreaming of Being Dallas Cowboys GM for the 2013 Draft and Beyond

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Every Dallas Cowboys fan dreams about it, that they are the man in charge of the team. You can fills endless hours of debates with discussions of how you would run the Dallas Cowboys if Jerry Jones stepped aside and handed you the keys to the car. In my opinion that is one of the true joys of being a fan, the ability to dream big about the team you love. This article is my dreaming big contribution to this all encompassing discussion. You’re free to disagree with my decisions here, but naturally it means you will be wrong.

Yes, that last comment was said tongue in cheek. This is about fun after all. The truth of the matter is that everything I am about to share with you lies at the control of Tom Ciskowski and Jason Garrett, not the GM. But that isn’t any fun to imagine, so I’m going with GM.

Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (left) talks with Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II prior to the game at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The first thing I will acknowledge in this exercise is that I am using the player rankings listed for CBS Sports. If you have a problem with the rankings, blame them, not me. I figure that for round 1 a player within 5 spots up or down of the Cowboys Draft slot is possible to be there and a candidate, and that rounds 2 through 6 are all possible about 10 spots ahead of the slotted pick. What this means is that a player ranked 37 can be reasonably discussed as a selection at 47 without the need for the “He won’t be there commentary.” The fact is, we do not know that, no one does. In 2002 if you have told me Jason Witten was going to be there in the second round for the Cowboys to take I’d have told you that you were nuts.

Undoubtedly an avid fan is right now saying to himself, “Idiot, Jason Witten was taken in the 3rd round, not the 2nd.” Yeah, that’s my point. Players drop to where we do not expect them to be, so for this exercise, which is merely done in fun, you now know the criteria for who I can select when Dallas is on the clock. You don’t have to agree with my reasoning as long as you understand where I am coming from.

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

    I would consider any draft that bags both Cooper and Jones a success.

  • Mike

    My Mock Draft 2.0:

    First Round (Tavon Austin – WR) @ 18… I originally was leaning towards Richardson or Cooper. I think Cooper will be gone by 18 now and why I still love Richardson, but I cant get past the speed and athleticism you get from Austin. This guy is a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball, he can single handedly take over a game, ask Oklahoma! In more of a zone blocking West Coast scheme that Calahan likes to run, those quick passes will help Romo and the mediocre at best O-Line hide some weaknesses and Austin has the agility and ability to turn a 5-10 yard pass into a 50 yard gain, not to mention his excellent return skills. He pops on tape!

    2nd Round Dream scenario (Kenny Warford – OG) @ 47… The guy is huge and nimble for his size. He addresses that glaring O-Line need and he isn’t far behind the top 2 prospects in Warmack and Cooper. This guy is nasty and can protect our 100 million dollar invest with the best of them. Love him in the 2nd, just worried he will not be there when we pick.

    32rd Round (David Quensberry – OT)… Free needs to be set “Free”, he cant seem to remember how to block, and he needs to “Free” his mind, because he makes way too many mental mistakes, pun intended, hence the most penalties in the NFL for an O-Lineman. David is a small school guy but he showed at the Senior game that he can play against top level competition! Saves spending on a free Agent and now the line is starting to take shape!

    Round 4 either (J.J. Wilcox – S) or (Jordan Hill – DT)… I have seen a little tape on Wilcox and his combine and he seems to be fluid in the hips and scouts are salivating at the mouth over him being a late round steal, this class is too deep with safeties to draft Vacarro at 18! Hill is either very good or silent on tape, he pops at times and you see a 2nd round talent or he is taking plays off and you see 5th round talent. If your coaching staff can get this kid to play hard every snap Hill is a Steal in this round!

    5th Round I see us going for either a blocking TE or a RB, I say Running Back because you can find a fairly good Blocking TE in the 6th and final pick. Round 5 I see either (Joseph Randle – RB) or (Zack Stacey – RB) possibly available there and both would give us some depth and we can groom them to take over should Murray continue to miss games, which is almost guaranteed if your taking his NFL career into account, which I am over course!

    Round 6 (Nick Kasa – TE)… We need a blocking TE badly, and in the 6th why not take a shot on this big kid from Colorado!

    There you have it, feel free to rip me apart for taking Austin or any of the other picks, I’m not a Scout but I can see talent just like others who take the time to watch the tape on these guys.

  • MikeBurke’sHairyVag

    Lost all credibility at “The truth of the matter is that everything I am about to share with you lies at the control of Tom Ciskowski and Jason Garrett, not the GM.”

  • Terrence Williams

    LOL at this guy trying to tell us that Tom Ciskowski and Jason Garrett run the draft and no Socks to Jocks Jerry Freakin Jones. Ridiculous.

  • still laughing

    Hey Forrest, who the hell is Vernon Fuller?

  • Hostile Sucks Dicks

    I like Defensive Tackle from Purdue, but I am also tempted to take Offensive Guard from Kentucky.

  • Hostile Sucks Dicks

    Vernon Fuller is not an actual player. Cool. I like John Doe in the 3rd round.

  • Hostile’s Underwear

    I don’t like all this “take a laxative” talk.