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News: DC.com: Not So Fast On First- Round O-Line Assumptions

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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Never Land
    Ellis: Not So Fast On First- Round O-Line Assumptions
    Josh Ellis


    http://www.dallascowboys.com/docs/ellis_column_draft_oline_041811.html




    IRVING, Texas - If you've visited DallasCowboys.com much in the last few weeks, or seen basically any mock draft across the Internet, you're probably buying into the idea that the Cowboys are poised to draft an offensive lineman in the first round.

    Tyron Smith, Anthony Castonzo, Gabe Carimi. Which one of those jerseys are you ready to buy?

    I just don't see the pink Castonzo being a big seller.

    It's not that the Cowboys couldn't use a big burly tackle. They certainly could. Their line is aging to the point that it's going to be all downhill from here, unless they get proactive on trying to reverse that trend. The offense couldn't consistently run block in short-yardage situations last year, and finished the season with its third quarterback starting...
  2. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Something of a punchline:

    'We know from last season, when photos of the Cowboys' draft board were leaked, that the team really does pick based on its ranking of the players rather than their position of need. Look back into the archives on this very website, and most of us figured the team needed to grab a tackle and a safety, in some order, with their top two picks last year. Yet they went for a wide receiver and an inside linebacker based on the value Dez Bryant and Sean Lee represented.'
  3. Ashwynn

    Ashwynn Well-Known Member

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    I hope the boys take a OL with whatever they draft at, almost positive we will trade down unless something freaky happens like Peterson being there at 9.

    You dont buy linemans jerseys in the best of years, Its not the glam positions that sells. Its where the grunts and under appreciated cogs you cant do without lives and dies. Nate was about as hotdog as an Olineman will ever get. He was a rare cat.

    Please draft 2 Olineman with the top three picks. We need it that bad.

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