Cowboys glaring needs make the draft process simpler
The Dallas Cowboys have a lot of picks on their hands, relatively, but that’s awesome and for two specific reasons.
Reason #2 – Glaring Positions Of Need
The Dallas Cowboys need help along their fronts, both of them, while they also need to help solidify their defensive secondary a bit more. If they want to take another linebacker, a swing guy, preferably, who can fill in one of either of the backer positions, that wouldn’t be a bad thing.
Either way you look at it though, there is really no confusion. An offensive lineman or two and a ton of help for the defense.
It’s really that simple. It may sound complex, but it isn’t.
That’s the second reason why this should be one that they get right. It’s not that hard to begin with.
Reason #3 – Depth At Those Need Positions
Not only do they need guys to merely fill holes and improve where they lack, but then for those guys and/or for the guys that return from last season, they need more depth.
Speaking to the example with the linebackers from a bit ago, if Sean Lee retires (or comes back for that matter, with his injury history), with Leighton Vander Esch’s injury history, with Jaylen Smith’s history (though he hasn’t missed significant time ever and the hope is that he never does), and with a simple need to, at least, add a guy, that’s just one example.
You could run this same exercise for a few different positions, though the one that most notably comes to mind is the offensive line. The line was beat up last season and the Cowboys paid the price.
Help yourself out there. While rookies aren’t typically the best there, being thrown into the fire against guys who depend on this to feed their families and support their lavish lifestyles already, that might be better than some of the patchwork that was being done last season.
Also, with Tyron Smith and La’el Collins looking to bounce back from injury, you need insurance. Again, there are a few positions that this rhetoric applies for, those were just two but this is why the third reason is “depth”.