Originally Posted by ZYouL8R
That's because they didn't have a need. Do you not understand that? Sure, the Cowboys D wasn't great last year, but who at #22 is going to make an impact? NO BODY. The Cowboys traded down, still got the guy they wanted, AND got a possibe top 10 pick next year. How is Jerry not smart here???????? Son of a bitch it's like trying to explain physics to a 5 year old.
They don't have a need? You are fucking stupid as shit. They have OBVIOUS and GLARING needs at both Safety and CB. There were plenty of guys who could have made an impact at #22 or at #26.
Let me list them for you:
- Safety - Brandon Merriweather - Miami : Drafted #24 by New England
- Safety - Eric Weddle - Utah: Drafted #37 by San Diego
- CB - Chris Houston - Arkansas - Drafted #41 by Atlanta
- CB - Eric Wright - UNLV: Drafted #53 by Cleveland (A pick Dallas had gotten from them and traded back to them!!!!
Thats just guys Dallas could have had with their 1st round pick at either #22 or #26. That doesn't even bring into account the fact that they could have easily traded up and gotten CB - Leon Hall, who was projected to be a Top-10 pick, but slid to #18, Safety - Michael Griffin at #19, CB - Aaron Ross at #20, or Safety - Reggie Nelson at #21.
Hell, they even whiffed in the later rounds when CB - Damien Hughes was still on the board in the 3rd round and they picked some chump James Marten from Boston who probably won't even make the practice squad.
Face it, the Cowboys fucked up by not taking a quality player to bolster their secondary and the only saving grace is they got a probable Top-10 1st rounder for NEXT YEAR. Next year doesn't do shit for the here and now and the here and now shows us that Dallas still has some gaping holes on their defense that will contiue to get exploited.