I was thinking about the trade down last year by the Cowboys when they passed on Steven Jackson and acquired Julius Jones and a 1st Rounder in 2005 (which was later used on Spears). I was really "for" the trade at the time it happened....fully behind it 100%. Up to this point I have firmly believed that the trade was a good one for the Cowboys. I'm not switching paddles in midstream, mind you, but with Steven Jackson emerging as one of the better backs in the NFL and Julius Jones not showing many dividends this year, I'm starting to worry just a little. Of course, with the passage of time, Marcus Spears might be a perrennial pro bowler, and Julius might turn out to be much better than Steven Jackson. At this point in time, I'm willing to look at it objectively and say, hmmm, this is going to be interesting as to how it turns out. Hostile's comments, at the time of the draft in 2004, that he thought Steven Jackson might be the real deal, appear to have been right on point. I don't think, at this point today, I would trade Spears and Julius Jones for Steven Jackson, but I'm really concerned that we still dont have a marquee back. (I'm not sure of Hostile's position on the trade being good or bad, just giving him credit for giving "props" to S. Jackson) I'm sure time will tell, but I think both sides of this debate will be right, and both wrong, depending on what point in time the answer is given. Hope that makes sense. Its kinda like asking if signing Bledsoe was a good thing. After yesterday, I think the answer from most would be yes. Two weeks ago he was looking like the Blesoe that the Bills cut. That is what makes this fun.