Will The Cowboys Regret Passing On Sharrif Floyd in the Draft?

It was a dream scenario for the Dallas Cowboys. A player many had ranked as a “top five” talent drops to Dallas’ pick at #18 in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.  And to top it off, it was a player that filled a position of need on the Cowboys’ defensive line. Still, Dallas opted to pass on Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. Instead, they traded down to the 31st pick in order to land an extra third round selection later.

November 3, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (73) gets ready to rush during the first quarter against the Missouri Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Floyd eventually landed in Minnesota at #23 as the eventual replacement for six-time Pro-Bowler Kevin Williams. But why did the Cowboys choose to pass on Floyd? The most consistent answer coming out of Valley Ranch is that Jerry Jones and the rest of the Cowboys’ coaching staff believe they are already set on the defensive line.

The switch to the 4-3 defense had many speculating additions to the defensive line were absolutely needed. But instead of defensive tackles or defensive ends, it was more linebackers that new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin was pleading for near the back-end of the draft.

Dallas believes the starting lineup of defensive tackles Jay Ratliff and Kenyon Coleman, combined with new transitioned defensive ends DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer, is as good as it gets. With back-up tackles Sean Lissemore and Tyron Crawford, plus Kyle Wilber converting to defensive end, Dallas believes it’s “packed” on the D-line.

Still, Floyd could end up being an amazing talent. What do you think? Will The Cowboys Regret Passing On Sharrif Floyd in the Draft?

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  • juz sayin

    No hes a bust like McCoy & Suh!

    • ‘mericas_team2013

      Im leaning more toward McCoy

  • ctcowboy1968

    BTW, Coleman is no longer on the team. I believe that you are referring to Hatcher who is expected slide to DT from DE.
    If the draft was not mis-managed, then no it was not a mistake. This is the way the draft should have played out… at 31 – Johnathan Cyprien, S. At 47 – Frederick. At 61 (the true value pick Boys should have gotten from SF) – Larry Warford.

  • cowboysforever

    Remember passing on Randy Moss? He ended up in Minnesota too and JJ has regretted it ever since! I think we will be talking about Floyd for the next 10-12 years like we have been with Moss.

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