I started this thread as a forum for my own campaign for one particular player. But before I get to that, it should be known that other changes would have to occur for him to become a serious need. Roy Williams (SS) needs to go or find a different position. I have stated previously that MLB might be an ideal position for him, with his limited speed as far as Safety's are concerned, but that would mean he will have to change his feelings on covering, as MLB have to cover the middle fairly frequently - but again, at least he wouldn't have to try and run step for step with the NFL's elite receivers on a regular basis. One thing that you can't deny him is he is typically a sure tackle and identifies run plays pretty well. As a MLB he might be pretty successful. This may also become a good move should we lose Zach Thomas to Free Agency. Finding a MLB who can transition from college to the NFL in their first year will most likely be picked up with in the top 20 picks, which might be a stretch for the Cowboys to trade up to. Otherwise release or trade him, but having him play in an auxillary role where he plays only on plays where we expect a run seems like a major flaw in our defense, where QB's can consistently change the play at the line to exploit him. Second, trade Anthony Henry. This move I express due to the ongoing rumers that he will transistion to Safety being too slow to keep up as a CB. Sure he would be better in coverage then Roy but then I don't see him being effective at run support and I don't believe he has the overall size to be an ideal Safety. Now, given this scenario, Safety would come to the forefront as a need. Should that happen, I vote Curtis Taylor FS from LSU. At 6'2" 210lb's and a former QB/WR in highschool, he has the range to be great in coverage and could put on some weight to be a formidable hitter. Due to the dismal season LSU had and the good number of quality Safeties possibly hitting the market, I think he might available in the second round at the Cowboys pick. Of course, Taylor Mays of USC will be gone and Myron Rolle of Florida State will be gone. There is an outside chance that Michael Hamlin of Clemson or Nic Harris of Oklahoma might fall that far, but I doubt it. So as of right now, I have my sights set on Curtis. Next, release Brad Johnson and Bollinger. No brainer, right. The next draft pick should go to a QB. It seems like there will be several available in this draft that could be groomed over time into a decent back-up. This pick, however, may take a back seat to NT, if Tank leaves and no one is available in Free Agency. Trouble is, most DT's available in the third can't immediately transition to a 3-4 defense, even in a back up capacity, as a reliable anchor to the line. So, I'm hoping we either keep Tank around or snag someone in the Free Agency. Yes, I know, he expressed frustrations that indicated he was Free Agent and was glad to have the opportunity to move. I'm gonna let the comment slide, chalking up to that extremely dissappointed loss, and see what he has to say going forward. However, if the 2nd DT position is filled, I maintain that a QB who could at least challeng Romo for a spot might make him focus more on protecting the ball from both fumbles and interceptions. This is not a knock on Romo. I still love me some Romo. But every QB needs to face their mortality from to time to time to remind them of how fragile their position in football can be. Offensive line is yet another place that the Cowboys truly have some severe needs. On the other hand, injuries played a huge part in the poor showing of 2008. Missing both Kyle Kosier and Montrae Holland may have been the key bricks to cause the Cowboys wall to fall. That along with considering developing offensive linemen typically takes several years, I'm not seeing this need as a the most important acquisition the Cowboys make, though it is important that the Cowboys pick up a few to work on in relief situations. Rather they do this through trade, free agency, or the draft, doesn't matter, so long is they get it done. Despite Cory Proctor's horrible showing, as an Offensive Lineman, he's still considerably young. The best years of the offensive line are typically had in the late 20's to early 30's. Joe Thomas' are not always available...particularly in the 2nd round. Linebacker. In a 3-4 defense, you can never have enough linebackers. Particularly if you are a blitzing defense, which is how the Cowboys defense gained an identity this year, your blitz specialist will need frequent rest. Current Cowboys I could do without overall: Roy Williams, Anthony Henry, Barbie Carpenter, Brad Johnson, Bollinger, Patrick Crayton, and Flozell Adams (please do something with him). Okay so I just noticed that I have ranted for far too long. In fact, I'd suprised if anyone actually reads this last sentence. Kudos to you if you do.