So, who’s the choice?
It comes down to scenarios. In my mind, there are three situations that Dallas must be prepared for in order to assure they make the best possible choice.
SCENARIO NO.1 – Barr and Donald are both on the board.
Also known as the best of both worlds, this would be a really tough decision. On one hand, you have Donald is who is freakish fast and explosive for a 285 lb. man. Paired with Henry Melton, he would give the Cowboys something extremely disruptive to deal with in the middle of the defense. Provided that Melton returns to form coming off of his torn ACL, the Cowboys would be very difficult to run on with these two manning the interior trenches. On the other, you have another amazing specimen of a man in Barr. In his last two seasons at UCLA, Barr was credited with ten forced fumbles, 40+ tackles for loss and 23.5 sacks. Given that the Cowboys all-time leader in sacks is no longer around and the uncertainty that lies with the pass rush going into 2014, I believe Dallas would have to lean towards Barr. Even if Barr does not reach DeMarcus Ware clone status, he shouldn’t fall too far short of that lofty aspiration.