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Nick Eatman has a fair assessment of our safety position and what may happen in the draft.

In the comments of the previous post, BTB regular barrypopik asks the question: "What about Walter Thomas at nose tackle?" Go read this article and come back with your thoughts.

Jason Hatcher is doing his own football camp, and a few Cowboys are going to help out.

Hat tip to WoodysGirl at the Zone for the link.

Don Banks brings up some "new" injury concerns about Adrian Peterson.

But at least two teams that spoke to acknowledged that Peterson's health was a consideration in their draft analysis.

A high-level source on one team said the evaluation of his team's medical staff was that Peterson will require a surgical procedure, which would delay his availability at the start of training camp and perhaps longer. That team estimated Peterson would be sidelined after the procedure for "two or three months." That would likely mean Peterson would miss the entire offseason workouts of the team that drafted him and make him questionable for the early part of the preseason.

Peterson claims he is healthy and told the NFL about his injury at the Scouting Combine. I don’t know how serious this is, but in light of the durability questions already surrounding him, it’s something to consider.

Banks also delves into the trade scenarios in the top half of the first round. It’s a good read, with plenty of possible maneuvering going on.

Join BTB regular Burt D’s draft challenge in this diary.

Read this diary and linked article from BTB regular lee3022. It’s good stuff.

Also, the Cowboys first mini-camp will be May 11th according to Todd Archer.

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