By Dan Rogers, Yahoo! Contributor Network20 minutes ago
The 2012 NFL Draft is less than a month away and the Dallas Cowboys will have some difficult decisions to make. As fans everywhere share their opinions, there still seems to be a lot of uncertainty as to who we are going to select with our first round draft pick. Most of us have it narrowed down to two possible areas of need, which are pass rusher and pass blocker. Do we take the top guard in the draft, Stanford's David DeCastro, if he is available? Or do we go after one of the elite quarterback chasers? It's a tough choice. As we sit patiently and wait for Jason Garrett and the Joneses to make their decision, here are my arguments for each of these two possibilities.
The view of Cowboys Stadium from the suite of owner Jerry Jones. It is at the 50 yard line. The other side at the 50 yard line is reserved for the football television broadcast team.
Help the Offense - Draft DeCastro
The Cowboys need to get back to running an efficient offense and stop playing like riverboat gamblers. The big plays are exciting, but we need to be able to sustain drives and move the chains. This requires us to establish a strong running game and avoid third and long situations. If we put Tony Romo in situations where he has to make play after play, it is eventually going to bite us. Let's do a little Romo breakdown. Here are some interesting stats during the three seasons where he has started every game for the Cowboys:
2007 = 24 sacks, Cowboys record 13-3
2009 = 34 sacks, Cowboys record 11-5
2011 = 36 sacks, Cowboys record 8-8