4 hours ago I feel pretty good about this up and coming year,even if we lost a few really good players this year,if we can have a great draft like last year,and picking up melton,if we can get him back to probowl form.It is about time that we stop over paying for players at the end of their carrer,OR THEY HAVE A GREAT CONTRACT YEAR AND WE SIGN THEM TO A LONG BIG DOLLOR CONTRACT EXTENSION AND THEY NEVER REPEAT THAT KIND OF PERFORMANCE AGAIN AND THEN WE CUT THEM TWO OR THREE YAERS LATER,WHAT IS YOR THOUGHTS ralph elkins 4 hours ago Any reason for optimism should stem from the fact the Cowboys are finally doing right by the salary cap. They have become more wise in their spending and roster assessment. Whether you agree or nt with the decisions to part ways with Jay Ratliff, DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher, it was the right thing to do. You couldn't carry players at their ages at those price tags in a salary cap world. Signing a young, Pro owl-caliber talent like Henry Melton at a club friendly contract was another step in the right direction. The key, now, is that the Cowboys have to draft well. Every time you miss on a draft pick, you wind up overspending to correct the mistake in free agency. The Cowboys have too many misses on draft day and too many overcompensations in free agency. That's how they got into this mess. There's only one way now to get out -- draft well. Rick Gosselin 4 hours ago If the Cowboys draft an offensive player in the first round, do you think that they can fill their defensive needs with their remaining draft picks? Joseph 4 hours ago When you have the worst defense in the NFL -- arguably the worst defense in the history of your franchise -- you don't fix it by focusing on offense in the draft. When they Cowboys go on the clock at 16, there will probably 3-4 candidates for the pick, all with roughly the same grade. I'd be surprised if they don't pull a defender out of that grouping. When you lose a Ware, a Hatcher and a Ratliff all in the last six months -- impact players for this franchise -- you need to replace them with impact players. You get impact in the first round. I'd go DL with my first three picks. You win in the NFL up front. Rick Gosselin 4 hours ago Anthony Barr has been consider a top 10 prospect, but seems to be falling in recent mock drafts. If he gets to 16, should the Cowboys take him? Aaron (Dallas) 4 hours ago I really like Barr, but you'd be asking him to make a position switch. He was a linebacker in college with pass rush skills. Rod Marinelli would want that guy at end in this scheme. The position switch would slow him down a tad as a rookie, but he's going to be a good player at the next level. Continue reading... Click here to enjoy the chat on your mobile and tablet devices.