Dallas Cowboys Fans Shift Into Off Season Mode

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Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) runs on the field before the game against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at AT

When you consider yourself a rabid fan of the Dallas Cowboys chances are there really is no down time for you as it pertains to the Cowboys. I know this is the case for me. I have a friend who lives in a part of the country where he experiences all four of the seasons. He likes to tell me that I don’t because I live in Arizona. I disagree with him often. Here I have the Off Season, the Pre Season, the Regular Season, and the Post Season. Unfortunately for all of us the Post Season was way too short on interesting without  the Cowboys in it. I do still watch every game though. I think most people do who are football fans.

But I tell people I shifted immediately into Off Season mode. One of the fun things to do in the Off season is to do Mock Drafts of who you think the Cowboys should pick. I know not all of the under classmen have even declared yet, and that the Combines are not even on the horizon yet, but I have already shifted in to greedy draft junkie mode and am perusing the websites thinking about who the Cowboys can pick.

The Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens finished with identical records and strength of schedule. That means at the March 23rd to 26th Owners Meetings in Orlando, FL they will flip a coin to determine who picks 16th and who picks 17th. If the Cowboys win the toss their picks will be 16, 47, 78, 115, 146, 206 from the Chicago Bears, 208, and 218 from the Kansas City Chiefs. If they lose the coin flip their picks will be 17, 48, 79, 110, 147, 206 from the Bears, 209, and 218 from the Chiefs.

The Bears pick comes by virtue of the Dante Rosario trade. The Chiefs pick comes from the trade for Edgar Jones. In that trade the Cowboys gave up their 6th round pick and got Jones and the Chiefs 7th round pick. Now, at the same owner’s meetings where the coin is flipped the teams will also be awarded Compensatory Draft picks for Unrestricted Free Agents lost over Unrestricted Free Agents signed.

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  • Scott Aldridge

    I could not agree much more. I like the dline picks with first three picks especially if the staff is sold on Wilcox and Johnson (although I don’t know how they could be). I recently read an article about the safety from Alabama, ha ah nix and wouldn’t mind them grabbing him with the first pick if he is there. Article mentioned that he is one of the best ballhwaking safety’s to come out in years and would immediately help the backfield. (So would a strong dline).

  • SmartThinking

    I’m of the opinion that, certainly Bernadeau, and also Livings should be replaced through this draft early with bigger, faster, stronger, meaner players. However, it appears that I have the minority opinion.

    If defense is the direction, then go defense. All those late round running backs and wide receivers you’re suggesting Dallas draft are just more fodder for the grist mill. Take defensive line players first and then find corners and safeties, as many as are out there. The running backs and receivers will show up in the undrafted walk-ons and second year players trying to catch on.

    Also, from what I’ve read, this kid, Hageman from Minnesota is a perfect fit for Dallas’ new young defense and al all-out stud. I doubt if Jeffcoat will be available by the time Dallas fills it’s other needs but the fatefulness of him following his dad makes for a nice story.

  • Juanito Juanito

    How many compensatory picks cowboys could have for the next draft ?

    • Jimmy DeMarco

      As many as 5. But it’ll probably only be 2, maybe 3.

  • Earl Robertson

    A team needs to invest 80 percent of their resources on the O line and D line then of course u have to have a very good to great QB. The rest of positions you get guys to fit your system. Never pay big bucks for a RB unless he is AP ( see Texans and Titans), never pay big bucks on WR unless he is CJ maybe Dez ( see Cowboys), never pay big bucks on CB unless he is a Deion ( see Cowboys). And never ever have an owner be your GM see Cowboys on that !!!!

  • jrcowboy49

    I really like your 1st round pick!