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New England Patriots offensive tackles Tom Ashworth (who is a free agent) and Brandon Gorin are interchangeable at right tackle. Ashworth has more versatility as he excelled as a short-yardage fullback and an extra tight end over the second half of the season.

That sounds like the kind of guy Parcells just might want. The kid is young but experienced and could come at a better price than some of the other tackles with bigger names and more of a reputation.

Nick Eatman takes on the receiving corps in this article. He says improving the receivers would be a tough chore...

That's because statistically, the wide-receiver combo of Terry Glenn and Keyshawn Johnson was as good as any 1-2 receiving punch the Cowboys have ever had.

For just the second time in club history, and first in 20 years, the Cowboys had a pair of wide receivers with at least 60 catches each. Keyshawn Johnson led the team with 71 grabs for 839 yards, while Terry Glenn had a team-high 1,136 yards on 66 catches.

We like those numbers, but these numbers scare us.

Johnson will be 34 on July 22, while Glenn turns 32 the following day.

The Boys will flirt with a mid-level WR free agent or maybe draft one in the middle rounds, but it's not a top priority like tackle or linebacker.

I told you the other day about the legions of Cowboy haters, here's one right on cue.

From the Patriots website:

18. Dallas Cowboys: Bobby Carpenter, LB Ohio State

Bill Parcells loves big, physical linebackers with versatility so he should be drooling over Carpenter. At 255 pounds, Carpenter has the size Parcells seeks in his linebackers and he can play both inside and outside in the 3-4 defense. Carpenter has tremendous speed for his size and is a tackling machine against the run. Dallas has built up their secondary and defensive line over the past couple of seasons and the linebackers are next, especially with Dat Nguyen expected to retire and former second round draft pick Bradie James not playing up to expectations as of yet [ed. note - just ignore this obvious inaccuracy].

Dallas needs help on the offensive line and at safety but those problems will most likely be taken care of in free agency. Parcells has wanted a big linebacker in Dallas since he arrived and Carpenter has "Cowboys" written all over him. It doesn't hurt that his father, Rob, played for Parcells with the Giants in the early 80s, so It's probable the Cowboys have been following Carpenter closely the past couple of seasons.

A.J. Hawk gets all the publicity but when you watch the Buckeyes defense, you see Carpenter around the ball almost as often as you see Hawk. There are probably some in the Patriots organization who hope this versatile linebacker slips to them.

Other Possibilities: Marcus McNeil, Ko Simpson, Santonio Holmes

Oh yeah, I like that pick, especially if Chad Greenway is gone. Too bad the writer of the piece didn't watch Bradie James play last year, or he'd know James is now a stud.

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