Another position that has been put on the back burner for far too long, the sheer number of options on the roster as well as the talent level make defensive tackle a high priority. As it stands right now, only Antwaun Woods and Trysten Hill are locked in option for the Dallas Cowboys. Neither brings any “wow” factor to the table.
If the draft day powers that be are kind to the Cowboys, that could all change if Javon Kinlaw falls to Dallas at the 17th overall spot. Kinlaw supported a stellar final season at the University of South Carolina by absolutely dominating the Senior Bowl.
If Kinlaw is gone by the time Dallas drafts, it may be the best move to trade down, acquire another top 100 selection and select Ross Blacklock with a later first-round selection.
Adding two rookie studs to the defense should be the Dallas Cowboys’ biggest priority in this draft. Locking up the right free agents will help them pinpoint this area of need. Both free agency and the draft will be key to both the imminent and future success of this franchise.
These three positions, specifically, are the indisputable biggest areas of need. Hopefully, the brain trust of the organization sees them as such as well.