Boy, there are some building jumpers here. Like it or not, Dallas improved themselves today. According to Jeff Ireland, the Cowboys went best player available with each of their picks. From that standpoint, I really liked what the Cowboys did. In other words, there were no reaches. I know I'll probably get slammed for that, but too bad. ==================================== Bobby Carpenter is a big, massive, nasty linebacker whos motor never ends. That sounds to me like a combination of Ken Norton and Urlacher. He seems to be an emotional leader on defense as well. Like many of you...we will take that. Yes, passing up Manny was tough, and I did get angry. However, I remember the Oakland loss where Lamont Jordan was pounding the inside backers to a pulp. With Carpenter and Ayodele there now, I bet that happens less. ==================================== Anthony Fasano is a big TE who can also excel in the passing game. The big plus here is that he spent the last two seasons learning Weis' schemes...who learned from who??? Oh, yeah....Parcells. Fasano will definately help the running game, as well as freeing up either Witten, Owens, or Glenn in the passing game. Hey, there was a time not too long ago when Cowboy fans were screaming for tight ends and other skill position offensive players. Those days are over! I may be dreaming, but what if Fasano turns into Bavaro? Who cries then? ==================================== Jason Hatcher - like many I never saw him play. However, for Parcells, Jones and Ireland to have him rated higher than Simpson, Gilles, or Scott, there must have been some significant research on this guy. One thing to keep in mind - in the 3-4 defense, it is important for the DEs to be not only high quality, but DEEP. They take quite a bit of pounding and they need to rotate. Let's give this guy our support and a chance. ==================================== Dallas has six picks tomorrow. I am sure that free safety and offensive line will be addressed. And another thing, everybody complained how Dallas has busted on the 2nd and 3rd round offensive linemen the last couple of years. Now they avoided them in those rounds and everybody still complains? With Dallas NOT taking an offensive lineman on the first day tells me that they are fairly content with what they have there currently. MAYBE they see something in Peterman and Colombo that we do not? Maybe there was a reason why Kosier was the first player the Cowboys targeted and signed in free agency? This draft sure wasn't the 1995, 2000, or 2001 debacles. That's for sure.