Wing and a Prayer Mock
Looking at things from a need point and if Jerry's hold to his the draft is about offense, I am going that way on this draft.
Based on several reports, it appears that Romo will get a new contract and that the following will be restructured.
Ware, Carr, Witten, Austin, Scandrick, and Ratliff and while I don't agree with it, it appears the way Jerry is leaning.
Jerry wants the defense to succeed quickly and that to me says he wants guys that will impact immediately.
It could be with rookies but any draft pick is only a 50-50 chance of actually making an impact truly.
If Jerry does redo those contracts then we should be some $18.5 million under the cap even with draft pick signing.
Still I don't see a lot of flash in free agency. I look for Dallas to try and sign these guys with projected contract value not cap value.
Jarius Byrd S Buffalo - has an immediate impact for the Tampa 2 - 5yrs $35 million
Glenn Dorsey DT Kansas City - 3 tech guy for Tampa 2 - 3 yrs $20 million
Paul Kruger DE Baltimore - here's your compliment to Ware - 5 yrs $42 million
All young guys (under 30) and also right for the Tampa 2. Now Dallas hasn't splashed in several years but guessing Jerry will this year.
To the draft, I think we do make a couple of trades.
Think Jerry will franchise Spencer just to try and get some picks but in the end takes only a 2nd, 3rd and 3rd in 2013 from him from Kansas City who has extra picks due to a trade down with Arizona in the first.
1st trade Spencer for 34, 63 and 3rd in 2013
2nd trade, 18 for 25 and 58 from Seattle
3rd trade 111 for 122 and 152 from Houston
25. Jonathan Cooper OG North Carolina - will make an excellent LG
34. Barrett Jones OC Alabama - starts to make a very good interior line, he falls due to injury concern
47. Eric Reid S LSU - the Tampa 2 requires more safeties and ones that can cover
58. Eddie Lacy RB Alabama - definitely an improvement to the running game and will share carries with Murray
63. Margus Hunt DE SMU - could be a great addition for the DE spot of the Tampa 2 to spell Ware and Kruger
80. Kyle Long OT Oregon - great bloodlines and can move, great feet
122. Brandon Williams DT Missouri Southern - could be a real sleeper
144. Tyrann Mathieu CB LSU - worth the shot at this point and could contribute at S and as a return guy
153. Cierre Wood RB Notre Dame - this is really about the spot he should go, could be another surprise guy
176. Mike Williams TE Alabama - big guy, blocks well, decent hands, we need a good blocking TE
UDFA. Cody Davis SS Texas Tech - the Tampa 2 fits him well as an in the box guy
UDFA. Will Compton WILB Nebraska - good speed
UDFA. Seth Doege QB Texas Tech - PS guy and tough
UDFA. Melvin White CB La. Lafayette - could potential be a sleeper guy
UDFA. Knile Davis RB Arkansas - once considered a mid round pick
UDFA. Demetrius McCray CB Applachian St. - probably best fit as a FS if he makes the pros
UDFA. Dave Kruger DT Utah - Paul's younger brother, I would take a chance on him
2013 Opening Day Roster
QB - Romo, Orton - probably no change here
RB - Murray, Lacy, Wood - could be our best set in 20 years
FB - Vickers - no change her
TE - Witten, Hanna, Williams - would be an improvement with Williams as a blocker
WR - Austin, Bryant, Harris, Beasley, Coale, Green - first four seem pretty well locked
OT - Smith, Long, Parnell, Weems - Long should maintain that right side for years but could go left if Smith struggles
OG - Cooper, Leary, Kowalski, Livings - it is all about the contracts with Kowalski and Livings
OC - Jones, Bernadeau - if we get Jones, Bernadeau makes more sense from a multi position point
ST - Bailey, Jones, Hughlett - Hughlett almost beat out Ladouceur last year, this year he is a much cheaper option
DT - Dorsey, Williams, D. Kruger, Ratliff, Lissemore - Would make for a strong group
DE - Ware, P. Kruger, Hunt, Crawford - excellent group with plenty of speed
WLB - Carter, Albright - both have the speed to cover here
MLB - Lee, Sims - smart and savy two
SLB - Wilbur, Sheffield - strong at the point of attack for the run game
CB - Carr, Claiborne, Scandrick, Mathieu, White - could be a strong group to help
S - Byrd, Church, Johnson, Reid, Davis - best group in 15 years
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