Cowboys Draft Needs & Roster Review: Part 1

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Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws a touchdown pass as Washington Redskins defensive end Chris Baker (92) defends in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws a touchdown pass as Washington Redskins defensive end Chris Baker (92) defends in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The final Sunday brings the world of football together for the biggest prize in the game.  Super Bowl XLVIII will see the Seahawks go for their first ever title and the Broncos try for their third Lombardi Trophy.  Unfortunately for those who love the Dallas Cowboys, this will be the eighteen Super Bowl played since the last appearance made by the once great franchise.  So while two teams figure out any way possible to finish their climb up to the mountain top, the Cowboys need to figure out how to find the mountain itself.

The next way to make this team better will come in free agency and the draft.  Since the Cowboys have little money to spend, thanks to their interesting way of managing the salary cap, it is highly likely that fans can just skip right on to the draft.  What will Dallas need come draft weekend?  Let’s take a look at the current roster and see where the Cowboys can improve and what exactly is a need for a team looking to find its way past a three year string of mediocrity. Today we will focus on the offense in part one of the roster review and draft possibilities:

QUARTERBACKS
Tony Romo – 34, cap number – $21.7 million
Kyle Orton – 31, cap number – $4.37 million

Romo provides the Cowboys with a top ten quarterback in the league which means that he gives the Cowboys a realistic chance to win each and every game. Orton gives the Cowboys a highly capable option as a backup. In a dream scenario, Dallas could flip Orton into a fifth round pick and sign a cheaper alternative since Romo has only missed one game in three years.

DRAFT NEED – Low

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