First, I'm assuming the Cowboys will try to sign someone for OT in free agency. I don't believe they'll draft an OT and plan to start him this year. Flozell Adams should be back at LT, and he better be since he's making some nice coin. That leaves Pettitti, Tucker, and the other OT's we signed during the season as guys who could potentially improve and hold down the spot in a pinch. Now...if we do indeed sign a FA OT, even a guy who is merely below average with starting experience, we still stand to be improved. I believe the top draft pick has to be spent on a LB, OL, S, WR or QB. We all assume Parcells will never invest that pick on a QB. After Huff, I can't believe for a second we'd use a top pick on S...and Huff won't be there. I for one don't believe the LB's warrant that high a pick. I know there are lots of fans on the Carpenter bandwagon, but in the first round of the draft, especially in the region of that #18 pick, I like to get the top guy at a postion...the 2nd best guy at a position if the top guy went up in the elite 4-5....I don't get excited about taking the 2nd best LB on the Ohio State team who finished the year injured...sorry....I think it's more likely that Carpenter ends up at the bottom of round 1 or even in round 2. I also don't see us taking an OT in round 1 just to see him on the bench this year or struggling as rookie OTs do unless they are the elite player like D'Brickshaw Ferguson....so while I'm the biggest of USC homers, I don't see us using the top pick on Winston. Here's a plan I'd be very happy with: I'd like to see us sign an OT in free agency...add another guy who might start at FS...sign 1 significant LB. Then I'd like to see us drop a few slots only in round 1 and draft USC OG, Taitusi Lutui, the best OG in the draft and a huge, athletic man who never let a fairly popular name DT from Texas ever see our backfield and who is a real road paver in the running game...I'll also add that he started at RT for the Trojans one year before moving to LG. This guy will start for many many years in the NFL and possibly be close to the type of OG Larry Allen has been....just my opinion. Then I'd draft WR's and LB's the rest of day 1. Taitusi Lutui....remember that name. I have much more confidence in him in round 1 than I do in Carpenter or Moss.