Cover 32: Should The Cowboys Draft a WR High?

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  1. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    What if I told you there was a bonafide, number one wide receiver in the upcoming draft and Dallas was interested. What would be the highest draft pick you would use on said receiver? Would you even want the team to draft another receiver after using a third round selection on Terrence Williams in 2013, along with drafting tight end Gavin Escobar in the second round?

    Let’s continue with this hypothetical question. What if this player was Dez Bryant-like and possessed very similar ball traits, aggressiveness and physicality? What would be your argument against using the selection on a wide receiver? The first “reason” why you may decide against drafting a wide receiver early is because of need at every defensive position. The Cowboys were the worst defense in the league and may be losing former star players DeMarcus Ware, Jason Hatcher and Anthony Spencer. They have much more pressing needs than receiver, right?

    The next argument may be that they don’t need another number one receiver because they just spent a high pick on Terrence Williams. It’s the classic debate of best player available versus need.

    Let’s debunk the second “reason” first (I put parenthesis around the word reason because it’s actually more of an excuse). The Cowboys want and need their number two receiver to essentially be a second number one. Look at the recent trend of transactions, draft picks (or almost use of draft picks) to demonstrate this.

    2008: Number 1 WR: Terrell Owens

    Move: Trade a 1st, 3rd and 7th Round Pick for Roy Williams

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  2. TTexasTT

    TTexasTT Well-Known Member

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    please no. I dont care who is on the board.
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  3. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    Can that WR stuff the run or rush the QB?
  4. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    What if Jerry Rice is there? Still pass on him?
  5. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    No, we could use another tight end though.
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  6. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    Why not? Every time we draft to fill a need, we're still 8-8. It's just the truth. We'll plug up the defense, then something else will be missing.
  7. TTexasTT

    TTexasTT Well-Known Member

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    hell yes, hes over 50 years old.
  8. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    Ding, ding, ding. Draft the BPA, regardless of need. I will take LeSean McCoy over Robert Brewester any day of the week.
  9. CowboyFan4Eva

    CowboyFan4Eva Benched

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    I just want to see a QB and lineman. A QB and lots of lineman. DL and OL.

    We need to get big strong fast and more of it. Lots of depth. On both sides of the line..........

    I'm convinced that's why the Niners are doing so well.......
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  10. TTexasTT

    TTexasTT Well-Known Member

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    Damn you for making this thread. Now Im think that Dez and Mike Evans would look pretty beastly
  11. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    Only if it's Sammy Watkins. And he won't make it out the top 10.
  12. The Quest for Six

    The Quest for Six Well-Known Member

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    interior Offensive line,defensive line, safety, outside linebacker, PRIORITIES!
  13. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    I actually can see this happening.
    I can see a scenario in which a DL is not there that is worth the pick, nobody wants to give them a trade down scenario that they like and a MANLY WR is staring at them in the face.
    Miles gone, Dez gets hurt at times with his reckless abandon...

    I can see it.
  14. Bwareinrings94

    Bwareinrings94 Well-Known Member

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    For some strange reason the further we get from the season, the more we approach the same crap mentality that got us in this mess. No doubt at draft time there will be WRs, CBs, and RBs that many will develop a crush on. 3-10 weeks ago any suggestion of an offensive player would have been ridiculed to death. Now, media and fans alike are starting the drumbeat again.

    3 words: Forty First Downs.

    Assuming we trot out the same tired roster and same tired future-mortgaging cap crap, I would rather trade down the whole draft and accumulate 23 7th rounders and spend them on defensive front seven players than draft an offensive player or CB in the first few rounds.
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  15. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    well why not, we took the best CB coming out of College, and that worked out really well....... oh wait! nevermind
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  16. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    Actually, we traded up for the best college CB. There is a major difference between drafting the BPA and going and getting the best player.
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  17. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    Not just no, but #### no. We've got quality wide receivers and are in dire need of D linemen and a safety. If this season showed us anything it showed us that it does no good to have a good offense and a worthless defense. We scored 48 points against Denver and still couldn't win. Another WR, no matter how good, would not have helped our D get a stop.
  18. Vanilla2

    Vanilla2 Well-Known Member

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    All things being equal you go defense.

    But depending how the picks fell I'd have no problem taking a wide receiver in the first round.

    If there was no one wanting to trade up outside the division.
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  19. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    Sure why not. After all jerseys in 80's sell a lot! :rolleyes:
  20. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    DL and OL aren't good entertainment...
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