How We Know Dallas Cowboys Are On Right Track
Let’s quickly run over a few of the Cowboys’ draft needs. Left tackle. Free safety. Guard. Inside linebacker. Kicker. Cornerback. Kick and punt returner.
Now let’s guess who might start at each of these positions if the season began today.
Doug Free. Alan Ball. Kyle Kosier and Leonard Davis. Bradie James and Keith Brooking. David Buehler. Terence Newman, Mike Jenkins, and Orlando Scandrick. Kevin Ogletree and Patrick Crayton.
Really? These are the weak links of this team? This little game, more than anything else, is the reason we know the Dallas Cowboys are on the right track in 2010 and beyond.
Yes, they could use help at some areas, but things are good when your weakest links are arguably Doug Free, David Buehler, and Alan Ball.
Further, the draft and free agency figure to make these “weak link” positions a bit stronger. For example, substitute USF FS Nate Allen for Ball, Ravens LT Jared Gaither for Free (which would likely cost approximately a second and fourth-rounder), free agent kicker Shayne Graham for Buehler (on field goals), and Texas WR Jordan Shipley for the return guys.
Now. . .tell me. . .where is the weak link on the Cowboys? Keith Brooking? Igor Olshansky? Sounds good to us.
Yes, the Cowboys are on the right track ladies and gentlemen. A few tweaks here and there and the players from one of this season’s Super Bowl teams may just be able to sleep at home the night before the game.