Cowboys – SportDFW Weekly Mailbag 4/4


SportDFW starts its weekly Cowboys’ mailbag.

With the NFL Draft approaching, the fact of the matter is that the 2015 NFL season isn’t too long ago, and the amazing thing is that the Dallas Cowboys are one of the frontrunners to win the Super Bowl. Yes, you read that correctly.

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Obviously, the Cowboys still have their fair share of work to do, but the pieces are there for a Super Bowl run. This past week, I hosted a weekly mailbag on my Twitter (@RyanRattyNFL) similar to the one Todd Archer does each week. Without further ado, let’s get started with the top three questions.

I’m in the majority of the Cowboys going cornerback early. Whether the position will be addressed in the first or second is yet to be seen, but there are many players that could fit well in Dallas. The first player that jumps out to me is Marcus Peters from Washington. Sure the concerns are there over his character, but he’s a ballhawk and a competitor. Regarding the best scheme fit, I’m going to go with Kevin Johnson from Wake Forest. He has great ball skills and fluidity. He’s a little light, but he does a great job at mirroring receivers in the open space, and if the Cowboys trade down, it may sound weird to trade down into the second round, drafting Johnson wouldn’t be a bad consolation prize at all.

Last season, I thought the Cowboys had a great chance of winning the Super Bowl. Ultimately, they ran into a hot Green Bay Packers team. Regardless, I agree with the logic of the Cowboys going all in for the 2015 season. The addition of Greg Hardy greatly bolsters the pass rush and the signing of Rolando McClain is huge because he will not only be back in 2015, but Sean Lee will be able to play the weakside linebacker position, which will keep him away from a ton of contact, which in turn will keep him from getting injured.

I’m going to take this question in another direction. Although all of the analysts still say Adrian Peterson to Dallas is a long-shot, I still believe that the Cowboys are going to pull the trigger on this deal. With Tony Romo restructuring his deal to clear salary space, the Cowboys are, again, going all in for the season. Losing DeMarco Murray hurts a bit, but adding Peterson would take away that pain. Peterson and Jerry Jones obviously have mutual interest in each other, and with a trigger-happy guy like Jerry, it wouldn’t come as a surprise at all if the Cowboys were to sign Peterson if he does indeed get released by the Minnesota Vikings. With all of that being said, thank you for guys’ interest in the mailbag. If YOU have a question, please feel free to tweet me on my Twitter account (@RyanRattyNFL) and I will surely get back to you.

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