It's been discussed ad nauseum since before the NFL season actually even ended. Actually, nowadays, the NFL season really never ends. Picking at four has its advantages but sometimes we tend to overthink what to do. When will the Cowboys pick this high again? It's not very likely that happens anytime soon with Tony Romo and Dez Bryant back and healthy. We've been over the many options for the Cowboys and now Christmas Day is right around the corner. That's why I posed this question to our colleagues:
What do you want the Dallas Cowboys to do with the fourth overall pick? Who are you picking and why? If you're a trader, who are your target(s)?
Dave Halprin: Take Jalen Ramsey. The Cowboys need to rebuild their secondary (along with their defensive line) and they started that process with Byron Jones. Add another piece in Ramsey, a piece many people consider to be the best player in this draft.
Joey Ickes: I'm taking Jalen Ramsey. With the Rams and Eagles likely moving up for a QB, it pushes Laremy Tunsil to SD at 3 overall, leaving a path for Ramsey to make it to Dallas. Ramsey is EXACTLY the kind of player they need to add on defense, from a playmaking standpoint as well as an attitude and mentality standpoint. If something goes weird and Ramsey goes top-3, I'm gonna take Zeke.
One.Cool.Customer: I initially wanted Myles Jack, but with the lukewarm reports about Jack's knee, I'm reconsidering my position:
After the Titans-Rams/ Browns-Eagles trades which ensures that the top two picks will be QBs, the Cowboys may be sitting at the most interesting spot in the draft. There are two players left that are likely to garner trade interest from other teams: Jalen Ramsey or Laremy Tunsil, and one of them will be available at No.4.
If they simply cannot find a trade partner, then I have switched my preference on who to take. I would grab Elliott if he is still on the board. At this point, I just see him as the surest bet to succeed. It would be an unconventional choice, but with the most benefits this season.