So the 2013 NFL Draft didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 JerryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s world: as long as we love the Dallas Cowboys, we will have to adapt to dwelling there. I hope youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re old enough to drink, because youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to need it to survive the madness.
The 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 learnÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ “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, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just time for us to come to grips with it. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure why Jerry Jones hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 likeÃ‚Â Jerry Jones was the desperate one trying to move back and the 49ers, or any team for that matter, wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pass that deal up.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 couldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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,Ã‚Â heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a Wisconsin guy and they are usually built tough: weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 TEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in that round (Jason Witten was a 3rd round pick). Will Gavin Escobar help the passing game? Sure, but thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.”
The 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 theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll add some productive veterans to the defensive line, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be difficult to add much help given their salary-cap situation. Like I said, check out CasÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ review on the players, sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.