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  1. 28 minutes ago, Nextyearfordaboyz said:

    Love basically all of this. If those first 4 are the actual picks, that’s a home run draft, IMO.

    Derrick Barnes isn’t sniffing 192 on draft day, but I’m fine picking him at 115. He’s probably my favorite LB target if we miss out on the usual suspects of Bolton/Cox/Browning/Davis. 

    Yeah Barnes was the one pick that felt like a real stretch, but it was only a two round difference from where he’s projected so I let it slide. He may not slip through the cracks to that degree but there’s always guys that do.

  2. PFN mock, no trades. Probably the best haul I've gotten that seems vaguely realistic.

    10. Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama

    44. Alex Leatherwood OT Alabama

    75. Alim McNeill DT North Carolina State

    99. Jamar Johnson S Indiana

    115. Patrick Jones EDGE Pittsburgh

    138. Jaelon Darden WR North Texas

    179. Shakur Brown CB Michigan State

    192. Derrick Barnes LB Purdue

    227. Israel Mukuamu S South Carolina

    238. Isaiah McDuffie LB Boston College

  3. 10 minutes ago, Nextyearfordaboyz said:

    I’m not totally in love with the draft he gave us, but there are feasible drafts with the players on the board that would make me thrilled.

    Togiai is a NT in a 3T’s body. He won’t be a fit for everyone, but might be a good fit for Dallas, and won’t be surprised if he goes much earlier. Wilson, I just think, I’d not a great prospect.

    I think Nick Bolton’s drop has been silly. The guy is such a baller. And the offensive tackle prospects in round 2 and 3 are very intriguing.

    Yeah, the “also available” list at 44 especially is a who’s who of why you and I agree that trading up from that pick is unnecessary, barring someone egregiously falling

  4. 22 minutes ago, Nextyearfordaboyz said:

    Dane Brugler release his 7 Round Mock Draft. There are players deep into this draft that can have an impact in the NFL. There's definitely opportunity to add some really good pieces.

    #10 - Partick Surtain
    Also Available
    Jaylen Waddle, Jaycee Horn

    #44 - Jevon Holland
    Also Available
    Sam Cosmi, Ifeatu Melifonwu, Tyson Campbell, Carlos Basham, Liam Eichenberg, Nick Bolton

    Just Missed
    Richie Grant, Jabril Cox, Eric Stokes

    #75 Marlon Tuipulotu
    Also Available
    Daviyon Nixon, Paulson Adebo, Baron Browning, Spencer Brown, Alim McNeill, Jamar Johnson

    Just Missed
    Divine Deablo

    #99 D'Ante Smith
    Also Available
    James Hudson, Pete Werner

    #115 Chauncey Golston
    Also Available
    Osa Odighizuwa, Tommy Togiai, Keith Taylor, Hamsah Nasirildeen, Derek Barnes, Tyree Gillespie

    #138 Dylan Moses
    Also Available
    Marvin Wilson, Ar'Darius Washington, Tony Fields, Caden Sterns

    #179 Trevon Grimes
    Also Available
    Garret Wallow

    #192 John Bates
    Also Available
    Monty Rice, Khyiris Tonga, Frank Darby

    #227 William Sherman

    #238 Kene Nwangwu

    I am... whelmed, lol. Haven’t given Holland much thought as I don’t expect us to open up with consecutive DBs, though it’s certainly possible. Interesting how far he has Togiai and Wilson falling

  5. 17 minutes ago, CAPJ said:

    If Chase is there, Id look at what it would cost to resign Gallup and potentially looking at trading Amari.

    I mean, on the one hand, I'm against trading Gallup because I think we should try to maintain the flexibility to do what you're suggesting next spring, should Cooper regress, get nicked up and drop 10 passes. On the other, I don't like forcing this scenario by taking a WR at 10 since it hurts our trade leverage and probably doesn't improve our team in the next two years to swap Chase for Cooper 1-for-1. I think Gallup would still be the guy who gets traded, maybe closer to the start of the season or at the deadline.

  6. I think Horn and the four voted ahead of him are basically our options at 10 outside of trading out of the pick. If all 5 QBs go ahead of our pick, it’s guaranteed that one of these players will be available to us, and if it’s only 4 QBs there’s still at least a 90% chance.

    We can debate Chase vs. Waddle vs. Smith but when push comes to shove, I doubt our team takes any of them. All would be our third straight first rounder used on a WR, which is entering Matt Millen zone, and I don’t think our FO is in any rush to trade Gallup and disrupt the chemistry our WR trio has with Dak and each other.

  7. 12 hours ago, Nextyearfordaboyz said:

    I think Browning is in the group, too.

    Fair enough, though I'd have him fifth in that bunch and feel more comfortable with him at 75. Just feels like we're overdue for a 2nd round LB, lol. It's a hard sell to trade up for a rookie-year backup at that position, so knock on wood that the FO recognizes that, but we know they heavily value the position and might well need two new starters for 2022.

  8. 1 hour ago, Texas_OutLaw7 said:




    Like I said, I would not be surprised if LB is the target at 44. It's looking like LVE's fifth-year option won't be exercised and Jaylon is year-to-year at this point. I think 2nd tier at LB behind Parsons and JOK is cementing in the four of Collins, Davis, Bolton and Cox- almost no chance that group is wiped out by our second pick. Just hope they don't trade up for any of them.

  9. 13 minutes ago, Nextyearfordaboyz said:

    If you read the rest of Marches Mosher’s tweets, he’s definitely implying the Cowboys might trade up.

    I agree with you, though. There is going to be some serious talent on the board at #44. The player is going to have to be really special relative to how far they fell, to get me excited about trading assets to move up in the 2nd round. Greg Newsome, maybe, if we passed on CB at #10. JOK or Moehrig, possibly. But the list is really short.

    Yeah I think a trade up of 10-15 or so spots for Moehrig makes some sense, but otherwise it seems like an opportune spot to let the draft come to us. Recent history suggests we usually do end up with a “Top 20 talent” in the 2nd round, for better or worse, with or without moving up.

  10. 2 hours ago, Texas_OutLaw7 said:




    Not sure this necessarily means trading up so much as landing a player we have a particular affinity for that slips for whatever reason, as with Diggs last year. Feels like a number of different LBs would be in that mix, between Collins, Davis, Bolton and Cox. Maybe an OT or DE depending on who’s available (I’m assuming it’s CB in the first)

  11. 1 hour ago, Nextyearfordaboyz said:

    Probably need 1 body at DT. Wouldn’t hate it, just wondering if the value is going to match up on a guy who is ready to come in and play. Maybe if McNeill, Tuipulotu, or Togiai are there at #75.

    Would add Daviyon Nixon to that list. Just think the Woods/Urban/Gallimore/Hill core four is pretty shaky, especially with Hill's ACL tear. As for EDGE, it's a position our FO drafts pretty frequently and we're working with two expiring deals there (RG, Armstrong) and a deep crop of developmental prospects.

  12. 1 minute ago, Texas_OutLaw7 said:

    I actually like our DTs. 

    Feels like there's a lot riding on the Urban signing- his deal, cheap as it is, is fully guaranteed. He's got great PFF scores but a strange build for a 1-tech (6'7, 300).

    Just think we need some bodies, there's a lot of one-year deals on our DL. Finally gonna see what Gregory's worth on the open market.

  13. Feel like the DL probably needs a DE and DT in the 2nd-4th round range or so (we have 5 picks then). Could carry as many as 11 this year to help cover for all the new bodies

    DE: Lawrence, Gregory, Basham, Armstrong, Anae, (Rookie)

    DT: Woods, Gallimore, Urban, Hill, (Rookie)

  14. I feel like Crawford really had two standout years- 2014, his first year at 3-tech (don't let the 3 sacks fool you, he was a legit handful and kept Henry Melton on the bench) and 2018, finally coming into his own as our early down RDE/3rd down interior rusher after being something of a square peg/round hole guy for a few years.

    Other than that he was just kind of average and frequently limited by injury (2013, out for season with an Achilles tear, 2015, played through a torn rotator cuff, 2019-2020, basically washed). I guess you can't quantify leadership, but you can list off several DEs and DTs that were more productive over that timeframe for less money.

  15. 58 minutes ago, SweetFancyMoses said:

    Afraid he will 'Kwity' on the team?   I never understood why people were mocking him top 15 for a good run DE with the potential for pass rush.  

    Lol yes that was the pun I was going for

    But really I saw him being mocked to us in late November/early December (back when were projected to land the 4th overall pick) and the description of the pick basically called him a 3-4 DE. I immediately thought “yeah, that’s definitely not happening.”

  16. I really wanted Hooker, but it’s looking like that guy’s on the verge of washing out of the league. A shame- he really did seem like the next great FS coming out of college.

    Obviously the scheme familiarly is a welcome change here, but I really appreciate the attention being given to the safety position in general. Could very well cap it off on Day 2 of the draft next month.

  17. 24 minutes ago, SweetFancyMoses said:

    I feel like our front office takes the whole "churn the bottom of the roster"  way too literally. 

    I mean, last year’s roster definitely needed/still needs some churning lol

    Between UFAs, cap casualties and reserve lists, I’m pretty sure the average team ends up turning over ~20 players a year from their final roster the year before. I couldn’t find any empirical data, so this was the best article I came across with some quick Googling


  18. 6 minutes ago, Nextyearfordaboyz said:


    I'd be really curious to know the inner workings of it, but I definitely always had the impression that Byron wasn't eager to sign an extension. That man is no dummy. I think he realized where his trajectory was, and had no interest in signing before he could demand some generational wealth.

    That may be true. It’s also been stated that we were planning to decline his 5th year option until Kris Richard went to bat for him, so, I’m dubious we ever made a serious offer to extend him. You may have a point though, since whew boy did Miami pony up for his services.

  19. 4 minutes ago, CT Cowboy Fan said:

    If you extend him in 17 or 18 you’re locking yourself into a career mediocre tweener DB. We would’ve all complained about that. Kindve hard to extend him before a position switch Not knowing what you’re gonna get. Granted he then got moved to his proper position at CB and priced himself out of Dallas. Another failed early extension was Crawford. He had a decent year in his 2nd or 3rd year and they pounced on signing him to save a couple bucks. Turned out to be a horrible contract that we finally got out of. So to me it’s a double edge sword, and you just have to guess to extend the right player at the right time. You could buy before the boom and laugh all the way to the bank while you underpay a stud, or you you buy before the boom and get a dud and regret overpaying a bum.

    Byron was a 2nd-Team All-Pro CB in 2018. It was obvious based on the preseason that he was in for a hell of a year, so I'm guessing anyone who watched him could see it in camp too. So no, actually, paying in the summer of '18 or at any point during or after that season would've been shrewd, not jumping the gun. The CB position is a lot more important than...whatever Tyrone Crawford did.

    To the bold- what about our front office, that basically sits out free agency every year and literally travels to the Bahamas, makes you think they care about our complaints? That's a bogus reason not to pay Byron. It had nothing to do with them whiffing on Crawford, either, they just haven't paid any DBs meaningful money since Brandon Carr in 2012, and they're barely a .500 team since letting the whole secondary walk in 2017.

  20. 13 minutes ago, Nextyearfordaboyz said:

    I’m not even wondering vs JOK. Just in general, as a top-12 guy.

    He obviously plays a different position, but Parsons reminds me a bit of the LB version of Taylor Mays from back in the day. Too much looks like Tarzan plays like Jane to his game for me. Add in the character concerns that are bubbling, and I’m happy to let someone else try to make me look foolish.

    To each their own. I generally don't put much stock into alleged character concerns this time of year, unless a guy's been suspended or the allegations are very serious, and will happily vote based mostly off upside. Seems to me that teams have gotten better returns on these hyper athletic LBs in or just outside the Top 10 than LB/S hybrid types (I know you weren't asking me to compare him to JOK, but he and Lance are the only other vote recipients).

  21. 2 minutes ago, quiller said:

    I liked Byron but did not think he was a elite CB. HE was a reliable starter and that was about it. I do think Surtain or Farely have a much higher ceiling and can be elite. so yeah saying they are as good as year 4 Byron is right but year 4 Byron is a good as you are going to get with Byron, he hasn't exactly tore it up with Miami sense signing a huge deal (Jones highest pd CB in football this year, drops to 6th next two years. I put him maybe top 15 at tops).  This is why I still think it was crazy that so many on here complained about not signing Byron, HE GOT CRAZY MONEY...  

    They could’ve extended him for much less than he got from Miami after 2017 or 2018, or tagged him after 2019 had they taken care of Dak that summer. No need to cape for the FO on contract decisions the last ~24 months, they have repeatedly blown it.

  22. 2 minutes ago, Nextyearfordaboyz said:



    I’m surprised. I just don’t get it with him. What am I missing?

    I’m just more impressed with the size I guess, and skeptical of hybrid players early in the first

    For Dallas I might prefer JOK but I haven’t really been voting based off our team’s needs

  23. 7 minutes ago, Nextyearfordaboyz said:

    I was referring to: "Even if our FO isn't zeroed in on taking him at 10, other teams may assume we are."

    What does it matter to us if Atlanta, Philly, or Denver think we want him? They aren't going to pass on a player they prefer because of what we are doing. Telegraphing the pick should only make us worry about the teams behind us, right?

    Maybe a team like San Fran is willing to part with a mid rounder to go up just a few spots, as they did last year for Kinlaw. Some teams like to let the draft come to them, others aggressively pursue specific targets. Different strokes for different FOs.

    With the roster as it currently is, it just seems way too obvious that we would/should take Surtain at 10, even over a month out, so if we actually do want him, it seems prudent to me to try and send out signals in other directions.

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