Dez Bryant to the Cowboys: A Few Thoughts on the Ripple Effects
We originally compared Dez Bryant to Larry Fitzgerald. Yes, he possesses that level of ability. However, his selection was surprising and creates a lot of intrigue for both the rest of this draft and the future of the Cowboys’ wide receivers. Some of our thoughts are below.
- Which direction do the Cowboys go tonight? They traded their third round selection (No. 90 overall) to the Patriots for their fourth-rounder (No. 119 overall) in the Bryant deal. Thus, Dallas has just one pick tonight.
- You would think free safety and offensive line are the primary focuses right now, but don’t rule out another ‘value pick’ if a top-rated player drops. A few names to keep an eye on at the free safety spot: Morgan Burnett, Chris Cook, and Akwasi Owusu-Ansah
- What is the future of Roy Williams and Patrick Crayton? Jerry Jones said Williams is still not going anywhere but 3rd wide receivers must play special teams–not exactly Williams’ forte. Crayton may be a more likely casualty from this move. Watch for him or Sam Hurd to possibly be traded tomorrow (for basically anything).
- Bryant will wear No. 88 in Dallas. Big expectations?