Rick Gosselin, sports columnist for The Dallas Morning News and SportsDayDFW.com and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee, answered your questions about the Cowboys and the NFL playoffs in a live chat Monday. Some excerpts:
Which position will the Cowboys address in the first round of the NFL draft?
The first three rounds are the premium rounds. A non-playoff team should be looking for three starting caliber players in those rounds. If I were the Cowboys, I'd be looking for two cornerbacks and a guard with my first three picks. Cornerback has greater value in the first round, so that would be my preference. I think you can find offensive linemen who can start in every round of every draft. But there's a higher price to pay for the elite corners. The Cowboys desperately need to find some players who can cover.