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Cowboys News & Notes: Ramsey, Bosa, or Elliott - Who's The Best Fit In Dallas?

We've finally made it to draft day and in a mere few hours or so, we'll have a new player added to the Cowboys.

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Three draft scenarios of what the Cowboys would need to do after picking Ramsey, Bosa or Elliott at No. 4 - Kevin Sherrington, SportsDay
The Cowboys will make a good choice in Thursday's long-awaited first round.

Seriously, the Cowboys couldn't screw up their first-round pick even if they all went off and left Jerry unattended in the war room. Fourth pick of the draft. Quarterbacks going 1-2. A handful of no-brainers after that.

If it's Jalen Ramsey, Ezekiel Elliott and Joey Bosa we're talking about, I don't see any busts. Each will also have an impact on the Cowboys' second-round pick, so let's consider three different scenarios.

Cowboys Draft Decision Likely Comes Down To Jalen Ramsey, Ezekiel Elliott - Ryan Ratty, Blogging The Boys
The Dallas Cowboys will have quite the decision to make on Thursday night. The latest press conference made it seem that the Cowboys are split on Florida State's Jalen Ramsey and Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott.

Sitting with the fourth-overall pick, there have been a variety of names at a plethora of positions of need that have been linked to the Cowboys. But as the months have gone on, their shortlist of options at the pick have gone down. And despite the variables of free agency and the suspension to Randy Gregory and pending suspension of DeMarcus Lawrence putting some additional pressure on, the reality is that the Cowboys' options at the No. 4 pick seem to be down to just two players: Florida State's Jalen Ramsey and Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott. That is just an opinion, but one based on some comments out of the pre-draft press conference.


Possible Pick: Jalen Ramsey Could Immediately Upgrade Dallas Secondary - Dave Helman, Dallas Cowboys
Continuing the series, Helman has finally made it to the one guy many anticipate being called upon with the fourth overall pick.

Key Stat: Ramsey started immediately at cornerback as a true freshman and remained in the starting lineup for all three years of his Seminole career. The last true freshman to start at corner for Florida State – a program that pumps out plenty of NFL talent – was Hall of Famer and former Cowboys Deion Sanders.

Jalen Ramsey’s confident ways has a Dallas Cowboys feel to it - Charean Williams, The Star-Telegram
Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey didn't hold back his feelings about where he'd like to end up during a pre-draft news conference on Wednesday in Chicago.

"It would be a dream situation, literally a dream come true," Ramsey said. "I really love the situation that I'm in right now. I'm glad I'm at the draft and whatever happens, I'll be happy."

Bob Sturm: Potential Cowboys among prospects I like more -- or less -- than other NFL draft pundits do - SportsDay
Zeke-ists beware, he likes Elliott, just not as much as everyone else.

Here is another one. I think Elliott is easily the best RB in this draft. But, I also study the draft from a historical perspective and in the last 10 years, RBs taken high are a big mistake. Unless it is Adrian Peterson. So, we are left with the idea that either Elliott is Adrian Peterson - which seems incredibly unlikely because there are almost never Peterson’s in drafts and the idea that he is the best 2016 RB and should not be over-valued. We have learned that RBs have short career spans, are subject to the quality of their offense, and can be found later in the draft. But, then everyone sees Zeke and loses their minds. I refuse to do so. I wouldn’t take him in the Top 10. Save this clip, too.

Cowboys view Ezekiel Elliott as one of draft's top players but is he worth it? - Todd Archer, ESPN
In a time when running backs have been devalued, Ezekiel Elliott could be different. Would the Cowboys take him at No. 4?

"Yeah, I think he’s worthy of being in the top 10 for sure," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said. "Where we ultimately end up with him is still a work in progress. He’s obviously a very quality type player and seems like he’s pretty much universally looked at as a guy who deserves to be in that category."

Ramsey, Bosa and Elliott: Who fits best in Big D for Cowboys? - Charean Williams, The Star-Telegram
The Dallas Cowboys will have nearly an open draft board when their No. 4 pick is on the clock.

"It would be a great place to end up," Bosa said. "I feel like I’d fit really well. They’re missing two [defensive ends] for four games [for suspensions]. … I feel like that would be a great fit for me."


Larry Allen's road to greatness makes him Cowboys' best draft pick - Todd Archer, ESPN
A risky pick by the Cowboys in the second round of the 1994 draft, OL Larry Allen became one of the best guards in NFL history.

Picking Allen in the second round in 1994 took a big leap of faith. He played at tiny Sonoma State, hardly a football powerhouse. He had a rotator-cuff issue that scared some teams that took the time to investigate him. The Cowboys had a compensatory pick in the second round and took him with the 46th overall pick. At the time it was the highest the Cowboys had drafted an offensive lineman since 1981. All Allen did from 1994 to 2005 was dominate the NFL and become one of the best -- if not the best -- guards in NFL history.

Question & Answers: Breaking Down The Entire Defensive Line Top to Bottom - Nick Eatman, Dallas Cowboys
The State of The Union at defensive line may not look too good right now. Hopefully, it'll look a bit better after the weekend.

Whether it’s injury, suspension, or in the case of DeMarcus Lawrence, both injury and suspension, the Cowboys have plenty of question marks up front.

Cowboys Draft Trade Rumors: Dallas Could Be Key Driver Of First-Round Trades - OCC, Blogging The Boys
By the time the first round of the draft is over tomorrow, chances are a lot of trades will have been engineered. Will the Cowboys be part of that?

Frankly, I think if I were to look long enough, I'd find a first-round trade rumor about every NFL team, which makes you wonder just how many trades we'll see by the time the first round is over tomorrow. The current record for most first-round trades, if I counted it correctly, was in 2012 when 19 separate trades involving that year's first-round picks took place, 16 of which happened on the day of the draft itself.

Cowboys' Draft And Quarterbacks: Why They Will Take One, And Why You Probably Won't Like It - Tom Ryle, Blogging The Boys
Years of shunning QBs in the draft have finally caught up to Dallas, and the price to get even a mediocre one is not going to be cheap.

The Dallas Cowboys found out the hard way what happens when you don't have that capable backup during the Great Debacle of 2015. Now they are facing some hard choices. Having failed to acquire a veteran in free agency (so far) they are now being reported to be eyeing a trade up to get a second pick in the first round, and the assumption is that they would only do so to get a passer.

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