Dallas Cowboys Draft Shows Jerry Jones Is A Changed Man

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Oct 19, 2013; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (8) during the game against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Bronco Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

The next move that has people frustrated is their day two acquisition. Needed to get a good pass rusher, they Cowboys traded their 2nd and their 3rd round pick to move up and get the Redskins’ pick. They used it to draft defensive end Demarcus Lawrence out of Boise State.  The so called “critics” wanted other defensive ends like Kony Ealy or a defensive tackle like Timmy Jernigan.

The reasoning the Cowboys gave was that Lawrence was the best remaining right defensive ends in the draft. While the price was high to get the player, it seems the front office was willing to pay to get a player like Lawrence. “Lawrence is a quarterback hunter,” Will McClay, Cowboys personnel boss, said. With the loss of current Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware, they Cowboys will love the production that Lawrence will bring to try to offset what they lost with Ware.

The rest of the draft was dedicated to finding guys who could play special teams and build depth on the defensive line and secondary. That is necessary when your team has been riddled with injuries the last two years.

While there was no flash, this draft shows us that Jerry Jones has really changed the way he wants to conduct business. No longer will they overreach and try to pick up something because it looks good on paper. They want to save money, build up the lines, bring in leaders and get players that will have an impact, not sit on the bench. Like it or not, Jones is doing it right and it is time we give him his due. At least give him credit for resisting Manziel, which was like an addict trying to resist a bunch of free drugs that just landed on his lap. Kudos Jerry!

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  • Earl Robertson

    That head scout is making a difference you could see it in this draft because most all the picks were from big schools and they stay away from injured prone players. Now if they could get a new strenghening coach maybe 20 players going down because of hamstrings would be a thing of the past

    • [email protected]

      I think Jerry is letting Stephen take more control of the team and I think that is a good thing.

      • Earl Robertson

        Yea I think you are right something has change maybe Jerry finally getting tired of losing instead of making money

  • Scott.

    If the critics give Jerry a C draft grade it’s actually a B. If they give him a B it’s actually an A. That’s the bed he has made. Personally the only issue I have in the entire draft is giving up a 3 to get Lawrence. Hope it works out.

    • cowboys maniac

      well said. The 3rd could have been another starter for an 8-8 team. DL or OL, and probably CB since Mo is one step out the door already and Carr’s inflated contract won’t go through 2015

  • David

    I was very happy to see Dallas did not draft any guys from Southwestern Alaska State or any other small school projects, especially at the safety position. I know they have had success developing small school guys but thats when they have had them on the practice squad and gave them time to learn. Dallas has thrown small school safeties in the fire time and time again and they can not make the jump. Look at all of their safeties on the team right now.
    Barry Church UDFA – Toledo
    Jakar Hamilton UDFA – South Carolina State
    Matt Johnson 4th Round – Eastern Washington
    JJ Wilcox 3rd Round – Georgia Southern
    Jeff Heath UDFA – Saginaw Valley State

    This is an average to below average group of safeties and Dallas defense will never be better than average unless two of those guys improve light years in coverage and helping the corners over the top at which they were all bad at last year..

  • jrcowboy49

    Jerrah still proved his stupidity by moving up in the 2nd round to draft Demarcus Lawrence and give up their 3 rd pick! Had they stayed where there were they most likely could have drafted Lawrence or Kony Ealy who was still there and would have been fine. Giving up that 3rd though was critical and explains why Dallas will not
    see another Super Bowl under this idiot GM!

  • Bill Smith

    Well, it Couldn’t get any Worse

  • Rick Vas

    this just in from IRVING, TX—After surprisingly passing on the opportunity to pick quarterback Johnny Manziel during last week’s NFL Draft, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones told reporters Thursday he has not ruled out eventually trading away far too much to acquire the former Texas A&M star. “Make no mistake, we may have passed on Johnny in the draft, but I’m still leaving the door open to impulsively trade away our future first- and second-round picks for him if we don’t make the playoffs next season,” said Jones, adding that firing head coach Jason Garrett in a moment of pure panic before buying out the remainder of Tony Romo’s recent $108 million contract extension is not entirely off the table either. “Even tossing in a linchpin veteran player to sweeten the deal while bringing on a brand-new coach who will be permanently attached at the hip to Manziel is well within the realm of possibility for us. Johnny could very well be the starting quarterback of a completely gutted Dallas Cowboys team in the future.” Jones also confirmed that he would be equally open to someday cutting Manziel after poor showings in his first four games as a Cowboy.