Your work here, yearly, is always a source of enjoyment.
You have developed, as is your way, a conclusion to a whole season of imput to us on site here.
I must thank you for both the effort and the quality...as always.
I'm about trying to discuss...so here goes.
Your initial direction, which would result in two interior linemen is a huge question on the table.
I say this for multiple reasons. The first of which, is whether both Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones can look into the window and fess up to less than stellar work at the offensive line over this and the previous year.
That would put up front, the depth of their ability to drive through on value.
I don't think adding Bill Callahan would cover an exposed element in soundness of both the head coach and GM.
The reason, is this past season, Andre Gurode, Marc Columbo, and Leonard Davis were dropped.
A flood of interior linemen were added in last year's draft:
Phil Costa was given the job of starting center as well.
That was followed up by the signing in free agency this summer, of both Mackenzy Bernadeau and Nate Livings.
That is a total of six interior linemen given opportunity, and chosen for prominent roles since last season.
That is a rather large group for considerations.
Myself, I'm still all for both the addition of a top of draft center, and a guard from the very group you commented upon above.
But to do so, logically, would require at least surface level association of continued incompetance at the offensive line. Either in selection or in the coaching of that group.
At least to this long suffering, loyal Cowboy fan, it raises an eyebrow to both selection process and use of resources towards hitting on all cyllinders when acquiring talent for that same offensive line.
Jerry may have led in the direction of glitz and glamour of skill positions, while the aggressive and dominant elements in the interiors of both the offensive and defensive lines were left to free range too much.
There's no right way to do the wrong thing.
To compete for the playoffs, Dallas has to improve here: Only four sacks against Eli Manning over the past six games!