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Should The Cowboys Draft For Need or Talent?


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Here’s today’s poll question:

Should The Cowboys Draft For Need or Talent?

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Here’s my take:

“Obviously, I think there is a balance that needs to be struck between drafting for need and/or talent in the NFL Draft. But as an overall rule, I say draft for talent over need. Great teams require great players. And drafting talented players, even at positions of non-need, bolster a teams’ roster and allow for trade possibilities to fill those aforementioned needs. That’s why you trade up for a wideout like Dez Bryant and draft a running back in DeMarco Murray with two good backs already on the roster. But it can also backfire i.e. tight end Gavin Escobar.“

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  • terell28

    maybe for talent on defense, but aside from Guard, I think the whole draft should be based around Defense particularly the front 7.

  • Old Frog

    I said need but we have so many holes on this team it would hard to draft for talent and not get a player we need.

  • Jeff

    They NEED to figure out how to stop the ball from marching down field ALL the time. Haven’t they drafted for talent long enough? It means nothing to draft for talent when they cant put it all together to give them the necessity they NEED. And that NEED is on defense.

  • Earl Robertson

    I just dont like the idea of jerry drafting for need do y’all remember Goodrich, Larrimore, and Edwards?

  • SmartThinking

    The prevailing thought on this site seems to lean toward need, i.e., defensive line followed by defensive backfield followed by defensive everything else the line and backfield don’t include.

    Okay. That’s a start,I suppose. Just remember, how far can seven selected guys go towards fixing EVERYTHING wrong with this team? Based on just this last year’s draft, only one position, maybe two, (Frederick and, possibly, Williams) were altered positively by drafted rookies.

    We’ve got a heckuva lot more than one or two holes to fill, even if you restrict the draft to just defense.

    I sure would like to see Dallas get out of their 8-8 rut. And if the draft can do it, hey, great! But, based on next year’s absolutely killer schedule, I don’t see this team being any better than 6-10, maybe 7-9.

    Who’s gonna call me crazy?

  • Steve Watson

    Drafting for need is tremendously stupid…always draft best players available. .thats why Shady is on the Eagles

  • Scott Aldridge

    How about best player available on defensive side of ball. Regardless who it will be it’s a need. @smartthinkimging, can not argue with you about next years record. The schedule is brutal.

  • P.j. Doyle

    Y’all got to be kidding me. Any successful NFL football team knows that they better draft the best player available ahead of the desperate need. Come on people, geez!

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    So you are already calling Esobar a bust?

    Passing on a player to take a less talented “need” player is the quickest way to 3-13. Just plain stupid.

    • ctcowboy1968

      Escobar was not a need nor was he a known talent. We do not need a 3rd string TE as a 2nd round pick. Should have taken Larry Warford at G. He was picked at in the middle of the 3rd round by Lions and was a day 1 starter. Scary part is that Dallas did not even have Warford listed on their draft board.

  • Jason

    How is drafting the best available player better then drafting the best available need on defense, for what we can get as early as possible? Some of you make no sense to just hurt our cap more just because we can pick a player here and there. Lets worry about how we can fit them in our distrought defense/offense later when the time comes. That is fricken stupid!

  • ctcowboy1968

    Draft defense, defense, defense. Talent and need is required every where. DT, DE, S…