The Dallas Cowboys were more patient than most in the draft. In the end, they were able to get their guy in defensive tackle Trysten Hill.
For the first time in awhile the Dallas Cowboys stayed out of the first round of the NFL draft. To their credit, it worked out in their favor when defensive tackle Trysten Hill fell to them. The Cowboys are staying true to their word by staying true to their draft board.
Now I had Hill mocked to the Cowboys in the third round but Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones seemed to like him a lot more. Now many people would have rather seen them take a safety in the second round but with the lack of true three-technique tackles in the draft, the Cowboys had to pull the trigger. Safeties can still be had later in the draft.
Remember the Cowboys were able to find safety Xavier Woods in the sixth round and look how that has turned out. Now back to Hill, the Cowboys are getting a player that can get in the backfield with ease with his quick first step. His lack of production last season seems to be due to a coaching change at UCF.
Adding Hill now gives the Cowboys not one but two defensive tackles that can get into the backfield and push the pocket. This is a lot more important than taking a safety at that pick in my opinion. This team was getting abused late in the season against teams up the middle and they are now trying to fix that problem.
Now the Dallas Cowboys have to reset and focus on their Day Three selection. So what position will they look at now? Safety, a running back, a tight end, or maybe a cornerback? Either way, the draft has been a lot more exciting for the Cowboys and I can’t wait to see what they do next.