Cowboys 2012 Free Agency Roundtable, Part I: Grading The Roster
by rabblerousr on Mar 12, 2012 9:58 AM CDT in Dallas Cowboys 2012 Free Agents
Last year, during draft season, I published an extended conversation with one of the primary scouts at Drafttek, Long Ball--a guy who also happens to be a BTB member. We looked at the Cowboys' positions of need, and discussed potential collegians they might target. This year, I wanted to expand the format, not only to include free agency but also to add another expert talent evaluator (and BTB member): Birddog26.
Here's the great thing: Long Ball's area of expertise is the offensive line (the position he evaluates at Drafttek); Birddog's is the secondary (he's a contract scout, who's paid to offers expert opinions on corners and safeties, and also a personal coach and trainer for NFL players). As luck would have it, these guys' areas of expertise are the Cowboys' two greatest positions of need, so our roundtable features two fine gentlemen uniquely qualified to assess the spots where our beloved 'Boys need the most help.
I asked Birddog and Long Ball to proceed as an NFL team would, first by grading the roster, the results are below. Later today, we'll delve deeper into positions of perceived weakness and, finally, in the last part, consider the various available roster upgrades. I'm planning another, similar, conversation during the draft, so if you like this, let Long Ball and Birddog know in the comments section!