Dallas Cowboys: 4 positions that must address via the draft
By Tyrone Starr
While the best player available philosophy is always best, here are four positions that the Dallas Cowboys must address via the draft.
Let’s face it. Going into the NFL Draft, one of the biggest mistakes any team can make is locking into a specific player or position.
Improving your team should always be about drafting the best player you can and figuring out how to use that player later. The ultimate case study for this method was the 2005 Draft
One year removed from three straight Pro Bowl seasons, Brett Favre was still near the top of his game. He had not missed a game in twelve straight years. Quarterback was certainly not a “need” for the Green Bay Packers.
Yet, when Aaron Rodgers fell to them with the 24th overall pick, they did not hesitate. Rodgers would not become the full time starter for another three years but the Packers made the right call. As such, the Packers have won double-digit games in eight of the thirteen seasons since.
Does this mean the Dallas Cowboys should draft a quarterback or running back with the 19th overall selection? Of course not.
Favre’s age certainly played a factor in the Packers’ decision. With Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott both entering their third NFL season, Dallas is set at those spots. There are, however, some prominent players on this team that should not serve as blockades for the upcoming draft.
Here are four positions that I believe the Dallas Cowboys need to address at some point in this draft.