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OK, so what’s going with the draft. I mean, that’s really what it’s all about right now, unless the Pacman deal crops up again. Over at the Star-T they agree that in the first round the Cowboys should go RB or CB.
Which of the three "need" positions -- RB, WR, CB -- can the Cowboys afford to address last in the NFL draft this weekend?I know some of you don’t want to pick a RB in the first round but I think we should if one of the top four are still on the board and there’s no value left at the CB position. I hear everybody say you can get a RB later in round 2 or 3, and that’s true, but that doesn’t mean everyone of those backs are worthy NFL contributors. You still have to get the right one or you blew it. I’m going with the quality of the first round instead of trying to hit on one later. But if a quality CB is available, that’s my pick.
NEW DAWG: Easy one: Wide receiver. The Cowboys lost their nickel and dime backs in free agency. You must have four good corners with the schedule they play. RB Marion Barber needs a backup, and the Cowboys may need to let Barber go after this season if he’s hellbent on a $60 million contract. I say the Cowboys use the 22nd pick on a running back because Pittsburgh and San Diego will probably take one before the Cowboys’ 28th selection.
BUCK: I’ve said all along -- even with a pickup of Pacman -- the Cowboys’ first-round priorities in this draft are cornerback and running back. Wide receiver is something they get through free agency or a draft-day deal. If not ... Rounds 2-4. The Cowboys have their full complement of picks. Don’t panic. Don’t get cute. In other words, don’t Quincy around on us, please.
Speaking of CB’s, my friend Matt Miller has this to say about the Cowboys.
The Dallas Cowboys are hoping to find Antoine Cason (Arizona) on the board with the 22nd pick in the first round. We also hear the team likes Brandon Flowers (Virginia Tech) as a physical man-to-man corner. Cornerbacks in a 3-4 defense must be able to man-up, with so much emphasis being placed on the pass rush.More and more talk is bubbling up about the Cowboys and Antoine Cason. In mock drafts, we always see Felix Jones associated with the Cowboys but now Cason’s name keeps coming up. The Star-T:
22. Dallas Cowboys Felix Jones, WR, Arkansas Julius Jones, who left for Seattle, could be replaced by another Jones, who is used to sharing carries.
28. Dallas Cowboys Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona Terence Newman and Anthony Henry played hurt last season, and Jacques Reeves and Nate Jones left in free agency.
22 DALLAS COWBOYS (from Cleveland) RB Felix Jones, Arkansas Cowboys don’t want to wait until pick No. 28.But the guys at the DMN – Todd Archer – blow the clean sweep.
28 DALLAS COWBOYS CB Antoine Cason, Arizona Cowboys could trade pick to team looking to take QB.
22. Cowboys (Archer) - Arkansas RB Felix Jones
28. Cowboys (Archer) - Kansas CB Aqib Talib