The 2018 NFL Draft may be six months away, but it’s already clear where the Dallas Cowboys need to turn early and often next April.
Five games into the 2017 NFL regular season and it’s looking like the Dallas Cowboys may not be the team that many thought they would be this year.
Last season’s 13-3 vault to the top of the NFC postseason bracket is beginning to look like a mirage in the rearview mirror.
At 2-3 on the season and entering a well-needed bye week following back-to-back losses at home, a picture is already emerging in terms of where the Cowboys need help once the 2018 offseason arrives.
The 2018 NFL Draft, wherever it ends up taking place, is where they’ll most likely have to find it.
This week has reminded all of us just how useless free agency is to the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL, in general.
In the meantime, those gaps will be patched up with duct tape and the team will move forward as well as it possibly can.
In the event that a veteran is still performing at a high level after four or five years in the league, they’ll almost always sign an extension to stay where they are well before they can hit the open market.
In other words, guys who are available once free agency starts have some warts to cover up, and I don’t care how well they’ve played previously.
Again, the NFL Draft is the ticket.