Matt Mosley is starting up a blog for the draft weekend over at his new gig, ESPN. He thinks he has the scoop on the Cowboys' draft plans.
4:30 p.m.: I was thrilled to see the number of a Cowboys assistant coach show up on my phone, but it turns out he was asking for tickets to the Byron Nelson Championship, which is going on in Irving, Texas, right now. From everything I can tell, the Cowboys will attempt to trade down and select Purdue defensive end/linebacker Anthony Spencer. Director of scouting Jeff Ireland and his staff love how much ground the kid covers, and the Cowboys need another pass-rusher.
Sounds like a good plan, although with Spencer rising up boards, the Cowboys may not even get the opportunity. If he's still there at #22, you probably can't risk too far of a drop, or you might miss him. Tricky needle to thread, but once the first round starts to unfold they can get a better view.
Right now, my top three guesses, and I would be happy with any of them are:
I dropped Dwayne Bowe from third; I just don't think they are going WR in the first round. All that talent available at the position in the second round makes me think they'll wait.