Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claps as New England Patriots former lineman Joe Andruzzi (not pictured) speaks during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Draft Woes


All the speculation of who is now behind us. Is it possible that things could have gone worse? Well the answer to that is a definite yes, but I don’t think I’m alone when I say that most of this draft left me scratching my head.

Every draft guru under the sun has already given his two cents on the follies of the Dallas Cowboys front office, so pardon me for the tardiness. While I’m no draft savant, allow me to share what I saw this past weekend.

I really wasn’t so upset by the passing up of Shariff Floyd or the drafting of Travis Frederick. As far as I can tell he will be a welcome asset to our offensive line, even if he was a bit of a reach in the first round. My frustrations began with the initial trade.

I’m still trying to figure out how the 49ers were able to move up thirteen spots and only lose a third rounder in the process. Like I said, I’m no draft expert but even I knew we got robbed blind on that one.

Moving on to day two things just got even more ridiculous. Maybe I’m the only one who didn’t get the memo, but I had no idea that tight end was so high on our priority list. Then, on top of that who is Gavin Escobar? Don’t get me wrong, he is a Cowboy now which means I wish him the best, but I think that second pick was worth a whole lot more.

Things snowballed from there. I was happy with the Williams pick. I know receiver was another position that wasn’t in dire need, but having this guy opposite of Dez Bryant is an investment that will pay for itself.

Other than that and the Randle pick I’m still trying to figure this out. We drafted another cornerback, another safety with tons of potential but who will not be of much help in the short term, and a linebacker with a history.

Sometimes I think Jerry just does it to spite all of us.

Oh well, as is always the case all of these guys have potential coming out of the ears and if they have the desire to go with it there is no reason they can’t all be a huge part of this team’s future success.

It’s just too bad we seem to be looking at the same holes we had going in to the draft.

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  • Geof

    All of those picks would be good except for the reality that we have no functional RT and an all-pro TE and a coach that will not run two TE sets. Other than that, the picks were good.

    Not drafting a replacement for Doug Free is the issue, we needed Frederick but RT is an emergency situation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.fumagalli.9 Brandon Fumagalli

    Obviously, David you have no idea what you talking about, we are most likely picking up Clabo I would say for 2-3 years. We have a great deal of depth and potential at guard and they are willing to let them fight it out. Our depth on DL is alot better than most people think. This year the draft was about dumping salaries with future replacements. Scandrick with Webb, Williams with Austin, and Holloman with Durant if he doesn’t work out. They did a brilliant job of sticking to BPA and picking up 6 2-3rd rounders.

    • xanadu

      All that depth? “Whatchu sm**k**g willis?” Good you have so faith in Jerry Jones who was attending the opening of the George Bush library over the draft weekend while every GM was busy role playing and trying to negotiate for better draft position. Oh well, so what did Jerry’s attendance at the GW Bush library get us? An unprepared GM who sold for a lot less than he got back and a bunch of guys who look like career backups (maybe not Frederick or Escobar).

      • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.fumagalli.9 Brandon Fumagalli

        You couldn’t be more but keep pretending like you actually know how to grade and rank prospects, thanks.