Fans of the Dallas Cowboys are often referred to as living in the past because a coon's age has passed since the team won its last Super Bowl, but we still like to talk about it. Well, who wouldn't want to remember those glory days? Now the Denver Broncos are facing the typ of reality that the Cowboys faced in the wake of those years; the challenge of keeping the band together and on top of the charts. Everyone wants a bigger piece of the same sized pie and the front office has to make hard choices about who it wants to divvy the pie up to. There will always be some who get their pie elsewhere in the wake of success. That is how things work in the salary cap era. John Elway faces a Herculean task to keep Denver on top in the NFL in the wake of several significant departures.
Wouldn't it be nice to have Elway's problems?
It does seem fitting that two of the great franchises of the 1970's and early 80's will be locking horns in the home team's first battle in Los Angles in over two decades. The contest will take place in the old Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where the Rams played their first games after making the journey west from their original home in Cleveland.
Everyone wants to know what the Dallas Cowboys are going to do with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The truth is that the team most likely does not know their final intentions yet, although they will obviously have a pretty clear set of choices by this time. That does not stop anyone, from the lowly female blogger at BTB all the was up to Bill Barnwell at ESPN from writing pieces speculating on what Jerry Jones and his staff will do. It is all click bait at this time of year, and as fans we love it. This is what we life for once the season ends.
Let the speculation continue. Someone out there will get it correct. We all write enough opinions that eventually we throw the right one out in a story.
Mr. Archer used the Barnwell speculation as a springboard for his own thoughts, and his rational runs a similar line as does mine. Right now is the time for the Dallas Cowboys to be shopping around the fourth overall draft selection. This draft has shaped up to be more about high quantity than it is about high quality. That falls in line with what the Cowboys need to fill the many areas they need to improve. There is plenty of high level talent available in a market that is not over run with blue chippers. Find a buyer and move that selection could be a huge part of the Dallas strategy at the end of the month.
OK, a couple weeks have gone by and I have not included anything from Bob Sturm. That changes today, Bob and I are once again on the same page regarding the Houston Cougars corner, William Jackson, III. I admit to having my thoughts colored by the fact that Jackson is a fellow Cougar, but he is also a cornerback who can line up and play against anybody, and I mean anybody. This kid is a day one starter in the NFL and not because of his draft status.
Fish is another one of those guys that when they talk I listen. Mike does not go into a lot of detail, but it is looking like Dallas may have done just a little more than basic due diligence with their visit to Ohio State's pro day. It seems like there is a Buckeye that Dallas likes a lot.
Everyone knows that Dallas needs help on the defensive front. That was why the team went out and acquired the services of Cedric Thornton and Benson Mayowa during free agency and why we will see Jack Crawford back on the Cowboys sidelines in 2016. They need to have plenty of pieces for the rotation. Terrell McClain will rejoin that group this fall after going down in the same game that cost Tony Romo the first part of his season. McClain will add another piece to Rod Marinelli's Merry Band of Rushmen.
Not much in the way of earth shattering information in this, but Moose and a few others give their thoughts on the Florida State DB via the Twitter-verse. Ironically, one of those pushing Ramsey is a man he might push out of a job.
Every one of us knows that we would be a better general manager than Jerry Jones, right? The Dallas Morning News gives us an opportunity to make the picks for the Cowboys. It reminds me of Coty Saxman's roster builder from seasons gone by, but without the fun of felling the Ogletree.