Originally Posted by Gaede
Ok, I've been watching more on Barron. I've come around on him.
We need a guy with ball skills back there and Barron fits the bill. He's got great instincts.
The Ed Reed comparisons are a little crazy, but he definitely has potential to be a similar player.
I know there's a lot of smoke this time of year, but I'm biting on the Barron possibility because 1) we really didn't do much to address FS in free agency (just a cheap deal for a vet presence), 2) Dallas really seems to think the secondary was the main problem with the defense last year and 3) Garrett going to Alabama's pro day.
I don't get the feeling from everything I've read that Dallas is sold on addressing any position on offense with that first-round pick (but have a couple under consideration if the defensive players the Cowboys want are gone).
I can't knock the Barron pick if Dallas chooses to go that way although I do prefer DeCastro if he's there. And I'd be able to swallow it better if Dallas comes back with Konz, Zeitler or Silatolu in the second round (although I won't be surprised if that ends up being a defensive pick as well).