State of the Cowboys 1/3/12
— OK, where to start??? First off, I am sick of seeing Tony Romo have to literally run for his life, I am tired of having to worry about him getting injured from an unblocked pass rusher. We need to probably draft the stud Guard that everyone is raving about. Kosier is done, but I give him respect for being a good player for us when healthy. Switch Free back to RT, and move Tyron over to LT, as everyone predicted would happen anyway, just not so soon. Costa at Center was the mistake that kept giving all year long, PLEASE can we plug in Kowalski as our starting center, or AT LEAST have a real training camp competition, because Mr. High Snapper, did horribly this year in addition to being punked all over the field. Holland actually played decently, but he will never be a Pro-Bowl caliber player, but I can settle with him just being decent. On the defensive side of the ball, we NEED a HUGE NT, if that is Josh Brent, then so be it, plug him in, or draft another big body to fill the middle and PLEASE move Rat to DE, who cares that he made the Pro-Bowl this year, while his stats were better than last year, it is painfully obvious that at 280lbs, he cannot stand up to the constant double and sometime triple teams he routinely sees. I like Lissemore at the other DE spot, I like his motor and energy. The much maligned Brooking can become a LB quality control coach to get his butt off of the field, keep Brady James as a low priced backup if he accepts a reasonable deal. I also like Orie Lemon from the practice squad, because he looked pretty good in training camp. Start Carter, because it's time to see how our new ILB unit performs together. Of course, please let Spencer test free agency, I have always supported him, but as a converted DE/DT, he just isn't fast enough to be the bookend OLB that we need opposite D. Ware. We need to draft a stud OLB, but I am not sure we should do that before OR after drafting a CB. I wouldn't mind picking up Finnegan in FA, but if we can't the draft is the route to take. Of course Newman shouldn't even have been let on the team plane back to Dallas. I ALWAYS supported that dude, regardless of his "soft" play, but this year literally tore my britches in half. How many times did we see Newman jogging after a receiver or playing like 10-15 yards off of the line of scrimmage, and STILL getting embarassed? It seemed rather obvious that the dude just didn't care anymore and it showed in his play and body language. I was soooo disappointed. Scandrick, is a decent player but only in the slot, either he is too little or just not skilled enough to be a starting CB. Jenkins stepped up this year IMO and I am so glad he did, because he is our best corner. Ball...umm yeah, bye bye Alan Ball, thats all I can say on that topic. Sensabaugh deserved the extension even though most don't believe it. Elam played well initially, but seemed to taper off as the season progressed, maybe the loss in his family played a role, who knows? Basically I am curious to how everyone feels we should go in our first two picks of the draft.