Perfect Dallas mock *Updated*
1. Brandon Merriweather, S, Miami- In this scenario we trade down with the Saints at #22 to #27 and pickup an extra 2nd rounder. Merriweather will bring a swagger to the defense and can play S or CB.
2a. Anthony Spencer, DE/LB, Purdue- Spencer is a playmaker and may fill that Shaun Phillips void that Wade Phillips had in San Diego. We can't put all our eggs in one basket when it comes to Greg Ellis returning to form. In my opinion, Carpenter is better suited for the inside so Spencer can split time with Ellis on the outside linebacker position.
2b. Steve Smith, WR, USC- I know drafting a WR from USC may concern some people but Smith has a ton of upside.
3. Paul Soliai, NT, Utah- He's the true NT that Wade Phillips is looking for. Over 340 pounds is nothing you want to mess with. He has work ethic and stamina issues, but he'll only be spelling Ferguson for now which means he'll be fresh most of the time.
4. Allen Barbre, OT/OG, Missouri Southern St.- Dallas is high on this player and is moving up draft boards so we'll be lucky to get him here.
5. Courtney Brown, CB, Cal Poly- I know Brown has been sliding up draft boards so he may not be here. But this is a mock draft so he will be there! Brown could be a second day steal for the Boys and would most likely replace Jacques Reeves for depth and could be a solid nickelback in due time.
6a. Le'Ron McClain, FB, Alabama- Jason Garrett loves those athletic fullbacks who can run and catch the football. McClain has tremendous hands out of the backfield and fits the bill perfectly.
6b. Jared Zabransky, QB, Boise St.- Makes poor decisions but other than that he has a lot of upside to be a solid backup for the Cowboys.
7a. Dustin Fry, G/C- He can be the man who backs up Gurode at center and has the ability to play guard as well.
7b. Walter Thomas, NT, NW Mississippi C.C.- Thomas is gigantic and is considered a project. However, he fits the bill of a NT perfectly at almost 6'5 and 374 pounds. Needs to lose some weight but with the right conditioning he could be a steal.
7c. Anthony Pudewell, TE, Nevada- You just have to continue the Parcells trend of drafting a TE, right? No, but seriously we have Witten and Fasano which is solid. However, we have nothing behind them. Brett Pierce's career is probably over and Ryan Hannam is coming off a serious knee injury as well. Pudewell could be a solid #3 TE whose specialty is blocking.