Dallas Cowboys: The general issue
There is a general issue with each of these players and it has nothing to do with the prospects themselves. The last time the Cowboys had a top 5 pick, the team selected is Ezekiel Elliott. the expectation was that team was good enough to compete and Elliott was the final touch. It is fair to assume with this team a singular top-five pick will not complete the team.
Defensively, a new coordinator seems to be on the horizon, which means a new scheme and supporting personnel. This likely doesn’t impact the three defensive players mentioned before, but because of where they are likely to be drafted they will likely be under a lot of pressure. Some of the pressure is deserved, but not all of it.
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During the Jason Garrett era, the team rarely made a splash sign in in free agency. Most of their team-building efforts came in the draft. It felt like a successful process until the 2017 season where the team kept underachieving.
If the front office elects to revert to this approach, the entire rookie class is going to be put under a microscope. This doesn’t seem very fair to many players who are expected to take several years to develop with their teams no matter where they are drafted.
We need to come to terms as a fan base that while a higher pick in every round will likely help us secure talent, this time that is will not be the only answer to the team’s problems this time around.
If we can come to that agreement the future is bright for this team… assuming they signed their franchise quarterback.