Cowboys News and Notes: Darren Sharper Could Be Visiting Dallas
- Jean Jacques-Taylor agrees with our (prior) assessment that Patrick Crayton will remain in Dallas in 2010.
We argued that Crayton’s ability in the slot would override the Cowboys’ acquisition of two new returners in the decision to keep or release him.
A lot of fans will be excited about this, but we aren’t thrilled. Sharper made a lot of plays last season, but he is a gambler who has also consistently yielded big chunks of yardage throughout his career. We will watch more film on him, but we don’t think he is an upgrade over Alan Ball at this time.
- Calvin Watkins ranks the Cowboys’ players 1 to 65.
We are planning on doing something similar once we finish our 2009 grades. Interestingly, Watkins has Dez Bryant already listed as the Cowboys’ 10th-best player.
- An intrusive question asked to Dez Bryant has raised an interesting issue regarding the rights of NFL teams during interviews.
Reliving the Dez Bryant selection
- An interesting study on the success of 3-4 defenses
The 3-4 defense is certainly becoming “in vogue” in the NFL, meaning offenses will soon adapt to it. The defenses which can best adjust to these offensive adaptations will be the most successful.
- New Hampshire tight end Scott Sicko signed with the Cowboys after originally deciding to leave football.
Sicko is a longshot to make the roster anyway, but we personally don’t think he will succeed in the NFL. Granted, we know literally nothing about his skill set (at least we are honest), but players who thrive at the highest level are generally those who love the game.