Mac Engel discusses the Cowboys' failures in getting a WR in the draft. He also talks about the lack of a true #1 receiver in this year's draft. But one paragraph sums up the Cowboys disasters in drafting WR's.
Nick Eatman profiles the TE situation in the draft and for the Cowboys. Not much to see here as the Cowboys appear to be set with super-stud TE Jason Witten and newly acquired blocking TE Ryan Hannam. I did find the reminder about how we drafted Witten an interesting read.
So they drafted Wisconsin's Al Johnson with the 37th pick, but certainly kept a close eye on Witten, who surprisingly fell into the third round.
Just before the Cowboys got back on the clock with the 69th pick, the phone rang in the War Room. The 49ers were on the other end, hoping to make a trade to grab Witten. Problem was, they were one pick too late, because the Cowboys weren't passing on him a second time.
To say the Cowboys got a steal drafting Witten in the third round is an understatement. Yet to turn 24, Witten has already made two Pro Bowls and holds Cowboys records for single-season catches (87) and receiving yards (980).
Just imagine if we had lost out on Jason Witten because we wanted to draft Al Johnson. Disaster averted on that one.
As silverblue5 pointed out in the comments section, The Sporting News has a mock draft up and the pick is: