The Dallas Cowboys have more pressing needs and taking Pitts is spitting in the face of those needs.
The Dallas Cowboys have definite needs heading into the season. While Pitts could potentially become “the Jason Witten to Dak Prescott’s Tony Romo” “for the next decade”, you have to, first, make sure that Dak is there for the next decade.
What about worrying about whether you can stop the other team so that Dak can win some games … over the next decade? What about, hopefully, not going the next decade before you have a secondary that can make a play on the ball or shut down an opposing set of wideouts.
The Cowboys Have Greater More Pressing Needs
What was said about the potential of a Pitts/Prescott combo is completely true, as this is no refusal of that. However, if Jerry Jones thinks that’s the best way to use those resources then he’s completely wrong.
The Dallas Cowboys need help along the fronts. By “the fronts”, that means both of them, the offensive and defensive lines.
They couldn’t stop the run to save their lives last season and no matter who was behind center, Dak Prescott pre-injury or someone else, they had a ton of trouble keeping whomever it was standing upright.
They have perpetually needed help in their defensive backfield for the last few seasons now and with the fact that they just keep letting players walk, rightfully or not, they’ll probably need to sign a few more this offseason.
The fact of it all is just that they need too much. With them likely needing to trade up to try for Pitts, that means relinquishing resources or slicing the number of picks you might have.
The Cowboys probably need another pick or so to try and fill all of their needs. Listen, they already have a ridiculous amount of picks, so while that may a bit tongue in cheek, it stands to say how much help they actually may need right now.
Because of this fact and the other two reasons mentioned, the Dallas Cowboys probably shouldn’t move up to try and take Kyle Pitts. It might just set them back another season or so.