Originally Posted by WoodysGirl
Is Anthony Spencer really the key to what the Cowboys do in the 1st round?
Dan Graziano (12:45 PM)
Well, he could be. If they lose him, I think 4-3 defensive end becomes a big priority for them. They seem to think Jason Hatcher could play out there, but then that would open up a hole at DT that they'd have to address at 18. If they keep Spencer, they have more flexibility and depth on their new 4-3 line and can address offensive line instead with that first-round pick. So yeah, it's possible.
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This, IMO, is a way to too one dimensional way of looking at this situation. To read this, it supposes that if we don't sign Spencer, then we are limited in how we draft. That's not necessarily true. The key here is FA and what you might be able to do there. If you can find a good solution in FA for either DE, DT or RT, then it allows you to have flexibility. You can then approach the draft without having to replace a certain position. I'm not saying that you can replace every position with FA but you can probably look at replacing at least one of them and maybe two depending. We should not approach the draft with a specific position in mind. We should take the best player available on our board.