Dallas Cowboys: Free agency moves reveal draft plan

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Draft Day Predictions

Now that the defensive line is addressed, America’s team can look at adding prospects to another position of need. This can be with the defensive backs, depth receivers, or even at center.

Former Cowboy Travis Frederick retired after playing six seasons in seven years. This leaves questions as to if offensive lineman Joe Looney will be able to fill the void. Why not draft a lineman that can play center and guard as insurance?

It would be a surprise to me if Jerry Jones and co. don’t draft an offensive lineman at some point this time around. This is mainly because they have drafted many of them and they have panned out great.

Since 2011, Dallas spent three first-round picks, two second-round picks, and two third-round picks on offensive linemen. Of that, they have a combined seven All-Pro seasons, 18 Pro Bowl seasons, and 23 starting seasons.

If the great trend with drafting an offensive lineman isn’t continued, they can go for a defensive back. They managed to draft well as of late, and it remains the biggest need. There are a good amount of interesting prospects at the 17th spot they can look at.

In this, they add to an already developing group of players. The Cowboys have 10 defensive backs that are aged 26 or younger. Three of them are starters on the team right now.

America’s team has been heavily linked to two of the top safeties in the draft in Xavier McKinney and Grant Delpit. They may be on the watch along with high-profile cornerbacks, one being C.J. Henderson.

Now, what if the perfect wide receiver is available when Dallas in on the clock? A young receiver to fill in the slot to replace Randall Cobb, and eventually develop into a top-two receiver would be great.

Sure, the offense has been amongst the best in the league for a couple of years now, so why add to that when you can add to a needed position? Well, if a can’t miss prospect is available, then you need to take him. Look at how other NFL teams thrive off multiple star wideouts.

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At the end of the day, the Cowboys’ defensive line is more than full, at least at the moment. They can cut or trade players, but for the time being there is no point in drafting a defensive lineman in at least the top three rounds of the draft. Jerry Jones should add to somewhere else on the roster.