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Notes: Jerry Jones Talks Draft, Romo, More At Sr. Bowl

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    MOBILE, Ala. – The Cowboys used their top pick on an offensive lineman two of the last three years, but that’s not a trend that’s likely to continue with this upcoming draft.

    Owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he’s pleased with the progress of tackle Tyron Smith and center Travis Frederick, two former first-round picks who’ve revamped the offensive line, but the Cowboys won’t likely be burning a top pick on an offensive lineman or a quarterback this year.

    “I’m glad we used those two,” Jones said. “I don’t know that I’ve got confidence in using any more. If you use your resources one place, you don’t have them to go another place.”


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  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Worst part about this is they will likely pass over higher rated prospects, namely O Line to fill needs on Defense.
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  3. jnday

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    I look for a DL with second round talent to be Jerry's choice with the first pick. I am not crazy about the DL class this year and I think drafting for need is going to be a big mistake.
  4. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    just depends on who is there. After seeing today, I would take Donald over Richardson.
  5. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Depends on if they trade down or not.
  6. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    Or, you completely solidify one of the most important spots on your team (the OL) and then don't worry about it for 5-10 years....
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  7. supercowboy8

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    no there is 5 spots to the OL. right now we only have 2 players for the future on the OL. Do you really want to draft a OL in the 1st every year?

    i'm fine drafting OL in the 1st but Free is here next year so drafting a OT will not help us in 2014. Maybe go OG and I would be fine with that if he is BPA but some of these DL will be rated 1st rounders. You can find a good OG in the 2nd and 3rd round and a OT in the 2nd-4th in this draft that you can develop.
  8. IAmLegend

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    You draft BPA, unless a very beneficial trade presents itself. This team isn't 1 or 2 players away from winning anything. Take the best player, whether it happens to be an OT, G, S, LB or D-Line. BUILD the best team you can, don't reach in order to try and plug holes. Jerrah will never learn.
  9. Risen Star

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    This is coming from a guy who signed Scandrick to a 20 million dollar contract, Carr to 50 million and then burned a 1st and 2nd round pick on Morris Claiborne.
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  10. Bigdog

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    If Robinson OT from Auburn is there when we pick, we will be foolish not to grab him. He would be an upgrade over Free and he can push inside and play guard if you want to Free to stay at OT. Romo would have tons of time and Murray (when we use him) could run for days with the holes that would be open up. You build house from the foundation up; not the other way around. The niners built there line with 3 1st rounders. Going to NFC Championship game the last 3 years and a SB. NFL rules are made for the offense to score. Protecting your QB should be high priority.
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  11. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I hate that thought, too. Just take the best players for your scheme when it's your turn to draft. Only move if you think you can actually add value, and don't draft for need, no matter how bad you want DL.
  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Apparently, CBs are valuable in the NFL. Go figure.
  13. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    If a good RT or Guard falls, you take him.
  14. 4lifecowboy

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    [quo"RS12, post: 5423638, member: 517"]MOBILE, Ala. – The Cowboys used their top pick on an offensive lineman two of the last three years, but that’s not a trend that’s likely to continue with this upcoming draft.

    Owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he’s pleased with the progress of tackle Tyron Smith and center Travis Frederick, two former first-round picks who’ve revamped the offensive line, but the Cowboys won’t likely be burning a top pick on an offensive lineman or a quarterback this year.

    “I’m glad we used those two,” Jones said. “I don’t know that I’ve got confidence in using any more. If you use your resources one place, you don’t have them to go another place.”


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    You would think Jerry would learn by now. You shouldn't/can't go into a draft with tunnel vision as to what position to rule out. "We are good at this position"

    Luckily he has backed off his we don't Qb this year stance though he put a limitation on that.

    Just take the best available player regardless of position and round JERRY!
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  15. Fredd

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    IMO, you take BPA but it has to be a position of actual need...first tier of need is DL, 2nd tier is OL, LB, 3rd tier is S...someone from 2nd tier can be taken with the first pick depending on who it is, but you don't go looking for just any BPA if it happens to be a QB, WR, TE, etc....
  16. Risen Star

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    Show me another team with that kind of investment.

    Better yet, name a Super Bowl winner in league history that invested so heavily in CBs.
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  17. Risen Star

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    That is drafting for need. Nobody takes a lesser player at a need, so you're not really saying much.

    Drafting for need is never a good idea. The fact the Cowboys are need minded in this draft because they lack the cap funds to address those needs in FA, sets this team up for a real steamer of a draft class.

    It's a bad idea. But this GM has cornered the market on bad ideas.
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  18. visionary

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    It is always a funny freak show listening to this idiot
    he has no idea what he is saying but wants to sound important.
  19. Zordon

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    Poor guy finally gets one decent season out of the oline and he's ready to ignore the group for the foreseeable future.
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  20. JackWagon

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    Need Draft ... welcome to 2009 .. JJ you are on the clock.

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