The State of the Dallas Cowboys Following The 2013 NFL Draft.

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So the 2013 NFL Draft didn’t go the way many of us had hoped. If you had the Dallas Cowboys selecting Travis Frederick as their first round pick, then please message me so I can ask you what the winning lottery numbers will be. After all, this is Jerry’s world: as long as we love the Dallas Cowboys, we will have to adapt to dwelling there. I hope you’re old enough to drink, because you’re going to need it to survive the madness.

 

JerryJonesThe Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones once again made the Dallas Cowboys the laughing stock of the NFL. This is another hard lesson, we the fans, will have to learn… “AGAIN”. No matter how much we drank during the 2013 NFL draft, no matter how much we screamed at the TV for Jerry Jones to get it together, it was in vain. It will not change the outcome of the draft. Our Dallas Cowboys still have the same players they drafted, it’s just time for us to come to grips with it. I’m not sure why Jerry Jones hasn’t filed a police report for getting robbed by the San francisco 49ers yet . He traded back 13 spots in the first round and only got a 3rd round pick? I mean WOW. Every other team that traded on day one got some real value in return. For both Jerry and Stephen Jones to say that they came out on top on the trade is just down right BS and/or obvious denial.

Let’s start with the first round: all the top notch linemen were flying off of the board and it became clear that the Dallas Cowboys were not going to get lucky enough to have one of the lineman slide to them. They had their opportunity with Larry Warford, who most scouts had graded as the 2nd or 3rd best OG in the draft, but the Dallas Cowboys awesome (sarcasm) scouting department did not have him listed on their big board. Amazing isn’t it? No top linemen? Fine. Hey, they got lucky and one of the top defensive linemen, Shariff Floyd, fell to them at the 18th pick! Nope, the Dallas Cowboys draft experts for one reason or another did not believe he was first round material. What about Eric Reid? Sure a little reach but safety is another position that was a need. Nope, the scouting department didn’t think so. Instead they let the 49ers rob them of value in the trade, and then San Fran grabbed Reid, solidifying an already great defense. It seemed like  Jerry Jones was the desperate one trying to move back and the 49ers, or any team for that matter, wouldn’t pass that deal up.

TravisFrederick1I’m not going to get into each players detail, our awesome analyst, CowgirlCas, already has the break down of the players taken care of. The Dallas Cowboys needed some offensive line help badly, they picked a center (which they could’ve had in the 2nd or maybe 3rd round), but at least they tried to help Tony Romo out. Will he make a difference? Only time will tell. I have a friend that lives in Wisconsin, so he was able to give me some positive feedback on Travis Frederick, but even he said it was a reach. Either way,  he’s a Wisconsin guy and they are usually built tough: we’ll find out.

Unfortunately that was the only help they got Tony Romo, no other offensive lineman was picked. I am surprised that they went after a Tight End in the 2nd round after their history picking TE’s in that round (Jason Witten was a 3rd round pick). Will Gavin Escobar help the passing game? Sure, but that’s about it, unless he vastly improves his blocking skills. Terrance Williams, a WR taken in the 3rd round, I personally thought was an OK pick, but then again it was not a NEED” pick. The Cowboys already have Dwayne Harris & Cole Beasley, which means they will both get pushed to 4th and 5th on the depth chart, because you don’t spend a 3rd round pick on a WR and have him at the bottom of the depth chart.

Unless the Dallas Cowboys sign Tyson Clabo or Eric Winston to help protect Tony Romo, these receivers and tight ends will not be seeing the ball much because Romo will be running for his life again this season. Dallas did address their back up RB spot with Joseph Randle who had a knack for finding the end zone in college, but both Randle and DeMarco Murray will need to make magic happen if they want to get into the end zone behind the current offensive line. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see this headline during the season if the offensive line stays the same, “Jerry Jones forced to close Dallas Stadium due to presence of white substance found on field:

After an exhaustive battery of tests were run on the substance, it was found that it was merely the goal line, which hasn’t been seen by the Cowboys in some time.”

KawanShortThe Dallas Cowboys desperately needed help on the defensive side of the line, and well, they did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to address it. Aside from B.W. Webb, the other guys drafted have little or no experience at the positions they will be playing on Sunday, (B.W. Webb is a small school product that seems to have some potential). Maybe they’ll add some productive veterans to the defensive line, but it’ll be difficult to add much help given their salary-cap situation. Like I said, check out Cas’ review on the players, she’s amazing with her scouting reports on them.

This draft raised more questions than it provided answers going into training camp. I know the rookies have been reading what the draft experts said about them and about the Dallas Cowboys draft, so I hope they play with a chip on their shoulders and prove to the Cowboys nation that they made the right picks.

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  • osnappp

    pretty harsh, but all true.  williams, i believe was the best pick.  A good third receiver was what was missing last year after losing Robinson.  They should have over compensated a position with that 2rd pick on a weakness.  TE is not a weakness.  warford or swearinger probably would have helped in winning a few more games.  as it is, it looks like maybe 9-7 seaoson with the easier schedule.  i would judge a draft by starters.  by the looks of it, they might have one.  Why can’t we draft like Min or Ari?  it looks like they picked up 5 starters each.

    • osnappp I just finished my analysis on Williams it will be posted tonight at 9pm. They had the answer in Cole Beasley and continued to play Oglebum. This will only progress stop Beasley more.

    • ChrisG7

      osnappp I see about the same 9-7 maybe even 7-9 or 8-8 record. Unless they add a key veteran to the offensive and defensive line then this offseason doesn’t offer us much hope going into the season.

  • Defense 28

    these idiots show they have no clue how to draft. drafted felix jones and mike jenkins in 1st round and they are both gone already. should have kept jenkins. most teams unless they get injured have there 1st round picks on the roster a little bit longer, not the cowboys,, not to mention 2 wasted 2nd round picks on bennett and fasano who they no longer have and now have drafted 2 more tight ends to replace them, do you see a pattern here…..

    • ChrisG7

      Defense 28 If there was an Extreme Front Office makeover edition i guarantee you the Cowboys would be the top choice for that. As long as we have the same front office along with the scouting department which to this point we’re all more than likely sure its Jerruh running it by himself then we’ll be seeing more of these drafts.

      • Defense 28

        ChrisG7 Defense 28  he even admitted on national t.v. he would have fired himself, now only if he follows thru, not..

  • Football Mensa

    @osnapp: The Vikings had three first round picks. We had one.  Also you might want to tap the brakes on that 5 starter thing. 32% of first rounders on average start on opening day. The subsequents rounds offer a substantialy lower amount of opening day starters.
    @defense 28: Why should we have kept Jekins ? He couldn’t stay healthy and was looking for big money. Felix is a straight up bust. He will remembered as one of the worst draft picks in Cowboys history.
    @Chris…IF Dallas signs Clabo and I gurantee you Frederick will start that will change 2/5 of the starting o line.  Will they be perfect ? No. However they will be an upgrade from last season. Your biggest concern should be the coaching.

    • Football Mensa your anointing Frederick before he even snaps the ball in the NFL: Let’s see how he does against  2’s and 3’s in the preseason  and work our way up to calling him  a starter that makes a difference.

      • Football Mensa

        I don’t know Cas. Fredrick definitely has QB written all over him…LOL

    • ChrisG7

      Football Mensa Coaching and offensive line are no doubt the biggest concerns, but unfortunately the headcoach wont be changing this season. 4/5ths of the line needs to be upgraded with Smith being the only exception.

      • Football Mensa

        Chris you have to think of it in realtive terms….Replacing 2/5 is better than 1/5. You can’t have a probowler at every position. Only the Niners are stacked at every position on the o line  but eventually someone will have to be jettisoned. The cap will make it so.

        • Football Mensa lol Brady had 4 pro bowlers on his OL and the 1st rd pick Solder, Brees had 3, Flacco has 3 P. Mannings whole OL is studs, Eli had the #1 ranked OL in  ther NFL the last 2 yrs in a row and still went OL 1st round. JJ will never freakin get it! Did u see what Ten did for their OL this offseason? Az? KC? JJ is the only one who has no clue!

        • Football Mensa

          Cas you have seen my tweets about how the Titans commited to building an o line. I love it. Dallas isn’t gonna do that.
          Peyton’s line Indy was bad. Saturday was good.
          Ask a Giants fan about the Giants o line. It wasn’t that good. If you will notice The Gmen run a very Eli friendly offense. Of course they have a better oc than us.
          I agree JJ has no clude. And he can’t buy one with all the money he has . However given the choice of changing 1/5 or 2/5ths of your o line this offseason which would you choose ?
          Cas I know you don’t like the Frederick pick. I am thinking you and I are gonna have to make a bet. I’m thinking of some details how we would pay. May have to put up a picture of you in all LSU garb or something….but we have time to work out the details…

        • MichaelValentino

          CowgirlCas22 Football Mensa You know what’s frustrating? JJ saw the 92-95 Cowboys win three SBs and a huge reason for that success was having the best O-line of the 90s and along with the 70s Raiders, 70s Cardinals and late 80s/early 90s Redskins, one of the greatest lines in the history of the NFL. Jerry SHOULD know better. He SHOULD know what to prioritize. And yet, he fails. But I gotta let this go Cas, or JJ will be the reason I end up in a padded room. lol

    • Defense 28

      Football Mensa football mensa i didn’t say felix was a good pick i said he was a 1st rd pick showing we drafted lousy as usual. jenkins wasn’t great but i thought keep him and not draft claiborne use a 1st round pick on higher priority o line.

  • Dboys122

    As usual question marks and more question marks,if we just sat pat last year David decastro would be playing guard with Costa at center and take Floyd this year add Warford in round 2  at other guard,sign Clabo to go with Smith and that O line isnt looking so bad.and D line has a young stud in the middle.

    • Dboys122 everyone understands logic but Jerruh

    • MichaelValentino

      Dboys122 Dboys…this is a great comment – highly intelligent and filled with common sense and obvious football knowledge.  …. my only question: Are you sure you’re not looking for the Patriots or Steelers fan blog?  You see, we’re Cowboys fans over here and we’re, well, we’re just not familiar with intelligence, common sense and football knowledge when it comes to the Cowboys and football decisions. 😉

  • Dboys122

    Been a boys fan for 45 years,I have been spoiled like all of us by the success of the 80s and 90s,dont know if Romo is capable of getting us back to the promise land,but the cast of characters and the suspect drafts we have had since Jerry ball has taken over may never allow us to know.Living in New York,I see first hand how the Giants understand that champioships teams are built along the offensive and defensive lines, thats why the boys took a third rounder in round one and the giants got Pugh and then added two more pass rushers as if they needed more.Our O line is in shambless and our Dline has two linebackers playing end an over the hill Jay Ratliff and an over acheiveing Sean Linsemore.Jerry do us all a favor and sell the team or bring in a real football guy to run this show and have your son sell Hot dogs at the stadium,becaise he sure doesnt know how to manage a salary cap or run a football team

    • Defense 28

      Dboys122  I see it to I live in N.Y. also makes me sick. been a fan for about 40 years. I remember the days the giants made the cowboys where the blue jerseys when they came up here, because they didn’t like to, those days are long gone..

      • Dboys122

        Defense 28 Dboys122 Nice to reminice but Until jerry is gone,I dont see a light at the end of the tunnel,Giving Romo a long term deal is insane, he will keep us respectable and put money in Jerrys pocket,but I dont see a superbowl in our near future and definately not in Romos.Tony will win the masters before a superbowl

        • Defense 28

          Dboys122 Defense 28  give tony a real o line i think he can get us a ring. when he gets time to make progressions he’s fine.

        • Dboys122

          Defense 28 Dboys122 I hope your right,will jerry ever realize that or just keep taking backup tightends in the second round instead of a solid guard like larry worford.If he played his cards right in this draft, he could have rebuilt the whole oline in one shot, taking Pugh in Round 1 Warford in round 2 and with some luck fredricks in Round 3.lets hope leary progreses this season and please give free his walking papers now and sign Clabo

  • Dboys122

    Glad I found this sight,at least I realize im not walowing in misery by myself.trying to be positive,we need alot of peices to fall in the right places.lets hope  Johnson and Church can get it done at safety (Darren Woodson where have you gone)We can get enough pressure on the QBs to make Claiborne and Carr look like capable corners and hope cast of characters at DT can hold down the fort.You do have to love the linebacker corp if they can stay on the field.Offensively Skill positions  have promise, but obviously Oline will be the key to the whole season.I would think best case scenario might be 10-6 a spot in the playoffs,and after that anything can happen, ask Eli and the giants.no sense in crucifying jerry every chance we get he will probably out live us all and we can just hope that he reads this Blog once and a while and takes the hint.Go Boys

  • Dboys122

    All you fellow boys fans that are concerned about the coach,I have four words for you WHERE IS BILL COWER,if JJ had a brain in his head, he would bring in Cower and turn the whole football operation over to him, make him Head Coach/GM I know we cant get rid of him, but maybe he will listen to most of us and bring in a real football guy,here is hopeing.

    • Football Mensa

      Cowher has been out of the game too long.  The problem with Jerry is he does just enough to keep Dallas mediocre. I take a lot of heat from fans for this thought process but imo it’s better to tear it all the way down and start over. It’s better to have a couple of 4-12 seasons than 3or 4 8-8 or 9-7 seasons. Jerry is content with mediocrity.
      Apparently so are the fans. They keep filling the stadium and enabling Jerry. I look forward to the day Romo , Ware , Witten and Rat are gone. (I hope they win a superbowl but I don’t see that happening.) When those players are gone especially Romo Jerry will be forced to start over.. What’s disturbing is the disconnect in the Dallas war room during the first round.