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February 27, 2012

Which player in the 2012 draft is the best fit for the Cowboys?

The Cowboys draft 14th, but who is the best fit for them, regardless where they pick? That is the question we posed to our staff.

Clarence E. Hill Jr., writer: The Cowboys need to improve the secondary, especially at cornerback. Terence Newman is (almost) gone, and they need to replace him opposite Mike Jenkins. Add in the fact that Jenkins will be a free agent after the 2012 season, and the need to draft a quality starter is even more paramount. The best fit would be LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne. He will likely be long gone by the time Cowboys draft 14th. Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick and North Alabama's Janoris Jenkins are also quality cornerbacks who would be good fits as well.

Charean Williams, writer: You have to have a quarterback and a pass rush to win a Super Bowl. The Giants showed that. The Cowboys think they have the quarterback. You can debate that if you want. What is not debatable is they have only one pass-rusher. DeMarcus Ware needs help, and Alabama's Courtney Upshaw would be a perfect fit. Upshaw had 17 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks last season.

Carlos Mendez, writer: Juicy question. Well, if I'm the Cowboys, and I can have anybody I want, give me the quarterback. Give me Andrew Luck. He's the best fit, long-term. You've got to have a quarterback in the NFL, and this guy looks like a 12-year franchise at the position. I know the Cowboys have a quarterback. I know he's good enough. But you and I both know he won't be around forever. Four more years? Five? Even if I make my new quarterback wait that long, at least I know I've got him when the time comes. And if my present quarterback doesn't perform, I won't have to wait so long to get my new quarterback's career started. Now if I could just get a tackle, a guard and a center...

David Humphrey, editor: I would go with Morris Claiborne, a cornerback from LSU. He has size, speed and makes plays. His ability to make plays jumps off the scouting report. Another plus is that he played in the SEC and national championship game with the Tigers. The SEC is a mini-version of the NFL. When you stand out on a team of standouts, that's a good thing.

 

 

 

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Y do certain someones keep saying we need a C? How well were we running when Murray was well? Get OFF IT ! Our OL draft from last year will CONTINUE to improve.

WE NEED THE MONEY SOMEWHERE ELSE, GUYS!!!

Cut inj-prone Felix and sign David Wilson. DW WILL BE the next LaTom. Guaranteed.

The Cowboys have to pick a player that will be a Pro Bowler, have a long career, and be an every down player. Needs are across the board but at 14 there are really only 3 players that are sure (Kirkpatrick, DeCastro, Kuechly). The CB is a bit of a risk with his pot smoking and CBs can be found in the 2nd. Kuechly an ILB has stats and combine numbers and aside from Sean Lee we have no ILBs. DeCastro is a stud, stats & numbers and is an everydown player. DeCastro is the logical safe pick with immediate starting caliber and long time pro bowl career.

It would be foolish to waste a first round pick on a defense that has so many needs when you can use that pick to basically 1) improve the runnning game, 2) protect your QB like never before, 3) which in turn will improve the passing game, all of which will basically elevate your offense to a top five for years to come.

If Jerry really wants to win he'll do everything in his power to move up and draft RGIII. I don't care how many more defensive players you add to that defense or offensive lineman to our offense. If we don't get a remedy to the quarterback position this team will continue to flounder in mediocrity. People have been calling for defensive help with our first round draft picks since the days of The Tuna and we are still calling for defensive help well after he's gone. Every year Romo fails...you media types up there and what's left of Romo's fans...say Romo needs help. He needs a receiver..he needs a running back..he needs offensive lineman...he needs more defensive help. Romo is going on ten years in the league. When will you guys and gals say it's time to replace Romo. It's every part of that team that's failing, but NEVER Romo. Trade up and draft.....RGIII!!

Draft either a corner or a safety. Our secondary is killing us.

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DECASTRO IS THE " SAFE PICK "
- NO CHARACTER ISSUES
- NO ERRATIC PLAY
- NOT A REACH

ONLY DECASTRO!!!

UNLESS WE SIGN 2 GUARDS (GRUBBS, NICKS) AND A CENTER (WELLS OR MEYER) - THEN WE WE CAN DRAFT " ALL DEFENSE "

SO THE REAL QUESTION IS ARE WE BETTER OFF IF WE SIGN 3 FREE AGENT INTERIOR O-LINE HELP AND DRAFT ALL DEFENSE TO GET YOUNGER ....

I don't understand the love affair with Luck. Barkley outdueled him in the USC game. He's got average arm strength. His deep outs (the staple of the NFL) are just waiting for an NFL CB to pick off. Every pass past 15 yards is a rainbow.

Be glad we don't have the 1st pick, we might end up with Luck and that would be a mistake.

Remember "can't miss" 1st day QBs: Vince Young, Michael Vick, Mett Leinhart, Ryan Leaf, Cam Newton, Phillip Rivers, DeMarcus Russell. How SBs between them all?

Let's see: Head case, no QB skills, no NFL skills, head case, no closing skills, head case, head case.

Frank,
No, they're probably not going to be there at 14. Question was: Which player in this draft best fits the Cowboys, regardless where they draft?

Agree Frank, Luck and Claiborne are NOT going to make it out of the top 10, maybe neither out of the top 5. Ridiculous that these writers are even mentioning them. IMO, the Cowboys need to draft the best LINEMAN available - either side of the ball.

Luck and Clairborne are NOT going to be there at the 14th spot and trading down to get them would cost an arm and a leg, plus a kidney as well, so I would go try to get a CB via free agency, draft DeCastro and then go for DEs.

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