Like many, I'm thoroughly enjoying most of what's transpired for our Beloved Dallas Cowboys through NFL Week 7.
However, I am pumped about us having two first round draft picks in the 2008 Draft, and I imagine the seemingly endless possibilities on the offensive side of the ball IF we were able to drafting Running Back Darren "D-Mac" McFadden of the University of Arkansas.
Now back to reality (although this would be the perfect place to insert the line from Weird Science where Anthony Michael Hall's character -- Gary -- tells his sidekick, "don't mess with the fantasy, Wyatt").
In order for us to land D-Mac, a number of things have to happen... most importantly, the Cleveland Browns have to finish this season with one of the five worst records.
Realistically -- as much as it pains me to say it -- it ain't gonna happen.
There are too many worse teams than Cleveland right now and sadly, I don't see things getting any better as the year goes on.
The St. Louis Rams and their once-vaunted offense has gone from the Greatest Show on Turf to the Garbage Flow of Turd. Orlando Pace/Marc Bulger/Steven Jackson/Todd Steussie/Mark Setterstrom/Tye Hill/Isaac Bruce/Drew Bennett are all necessary components that are either out for the season as a result of a serious injury or are currently playing with a serious injury or injuries. I don't see them winning any time soon. What are they, 0-6 or 0-7 right now? I lost count.
And the Miami Dolphins just received a royal beatdown at the hands of the NFL's Best New England Patriots, which leaves them at 0-7 (I think). To make matters worse, they just lost their top offensive player -- Ronnie Brown -- with a torn ACL, their starting QB Trent Green for the year with another of his many concussions, and they traded away their top WR Chris Chambers last week to San Diego. Plus, their D has deteriorated over the last few seasons and are a big mess right now. Heck, I could realistically see them drafting McFadden.
Stay with me on this one.
They're 0-7 -- as I mentioned above.
Their best offensive player was starting RB-Ronnie Brown, and now he's out for the season with a torn ACL. Again, as I mentioned above.
D-Mac is a big play RB like LaDainian Tomlinson (LT), though their styles are a tad different.
And LT's former Offensive Coordinator is Cam Cameron -- currently the Dolphins Head Coach.
Yes, D and O-Line would be the priority for the Fins, but after passing on Brady Quinn last year (for WR-Ted Ginn) in the first round of the NFL draft, I can't imagine Cameron/GM-Randy Mueller/Owner-Wayne Huizenga being stupid enough to overlook Darren McFadden in the '08 Draft.
Besides, Brown could take his time healing from his injury and he's used to being a tandem back (from his college days paired up with Cadillac Williams at Auburn).
In my humble opinion, it looks like the Dolphins will draft D-Mac.
And did I mention that I cannot see the Browns playing as terrible as the Dolphins anytime soon.
In addition, there are more bad teams out there like the Atlanta Falcons (only one win through Week 7), the New York Jets (only one win through Week 7), New Orleans Saints (only two wins through Week 7), the Oakland Raiders (only two wins through Week 7), the Buffalo Bills (only two wins through Week 7), and the Cincinnati Bengals (only two wins through Week 7).
That being said, I've been swayed by the masses, thoroughly persuaded that we need a solid cornerback with the earlier of our two 1st rounders, and maybe an OT with the later first round selection.
I'd also love for us to sign a top-flight UFA corner, if one is available this upcoming off season.
But we've got lots and lots of time to talk about all of this.
'Til then, let's savor every moment of this great start, yep smell dem roses real good, and take that magic carpet ride all the way to a sixth Super Bowl title this season.