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Dallas Cowboys News and Notes, 6/11/12: Cowboys Most Improved in NFL?

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Jonathan Bales

With the upgrade at cornerback and inside linebacker, I think you can make a case. Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne will be light years ahead of Mike Jenkins and Terence Newman. For the first time in a long time, the ‘Boys have depth at the cornerback position. The signing of Dan Connor was huge, and don’t forget Bruce Carter is basically a new contributor as well.

According to Pete Prisco, the Cowboys have the top pass-rusher in the NFL, a top 10 quarterback, the No. 3 offensive tackle, and the sixth-best cornerback in Carr. He’s surely right about DeMarcus Ware and I’d put Tony Romo a bit higher, but I think he’s a little too high on Tyron Smith and Carr.

Smith is one of my favorite players and I think he’ll be perhaps the best offensive tackle in the league within a couple of years, but he’s not there yet. I don’t think you can rank him ahead of Jake Long right now. Similarly, I’d put Nnamdi Asomugha, Brent Grimes, Ladarius Webb, and perhaps Leon Hall ahead of Carr at this point.

I’m inclined to say yes. Vickers was sensational in Houston last season. Although the Cowboys had a lot of success with Fiammetta last season, he still played only 227 snaps. That’s hardly an outstanding sample size. While you all know I’m a proponent of a “pass to set up the pass” mentality, your fullback doesn’t need catch passes. He needs to destroy people, especially in short-yardage situations. The best way for the Cowboys to improve their running game, in my estimation, is to win those 3rd and 4th and 1s. Vickers will help with that.

**Side note: Am I the only one who thinks Vickers looks like a much larger version of Kanye West? Google it and get back to me.

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2 Responses to Dallas Cowboys News and Notes, 6/11/12: Cowboys Most Improved in NFL?

  1. Kurt says:

    Im sure it will just be a rotation among Connor and Carter… but if not im quite interested to see who will win that battle. Agree, i strongly believe you can’t put Romo outside the top 7 QB’s. Im sure hoping Vickers is at least as good as Fiametta was (in the small sample size)- it’s the achilles heel to our running game i believe. Oooo and couldn’t agree more…. LOL googled them both put the pics next to one another, thats hillarious

  2. Hahah YES I want everyone on board with this Vickers/Kanye comparison. Hoping to get #LawrenceVickersAintSayingShesAGoldDigger trending on Twitter.

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