Each week I will be taking your questions regarding your Cowboys and the NFL Draft. Send me a message via twitter or email me directly. Without further ado, let’s dive right into the topics that you want to hear abouts.
Kyle D asks “Will the Cowboys look hard at Tavon Austin if he is available?”
Austin is a very intriguing player coming out of West Virginia, he catches the ball very well and has great straight line speed. In any other draft class I would say yes there is a real possibility he is a Dallas Cowboys if available. However if he was to fall to them I would expect Jerry’s phone to be ringing with potential trade offers. We know that Minnesota is in need of a player like Austin to fill the role of the recently departed Percy Harvin. However if they want to move up seven slots in the draft it will cost the Vikings both of their first round picks (23,25).
Daniel B asks “Could the boys surprise everyone (2012 Claiborne) and move up in the draft since all the holes are being filled before?”
With Dallas only have six draft picks I would say it is very unlikely they would make a move. Although I wouldn’t put it past Jerry. I only can see them tying to move up for one of three players (Warmack, Cooper or Floyd). The one thing that could change all of that is Anthony Spencer, it is unlikely they would move him for potential picks. However if a deal cannot be struck it becomes increasingly more likely.
Chad N asks “Would you take Werner or Fluker if your other targets are off the board?”
Now that Monte Kiffin is putting in his 4-3 scheme, defensive end has more depth. With that being said you can never have too many pass rushers. DeMarcus Ware has had a bit trouble staying on the field with injury issues and Werner could be a good insurance policy. I do like D.J. Fluker, but not enough to take him with their first round pick. Fluker would be an upgrade over Free if he is still available in the second round.
Robert L asks “What are your thoughts on Bell?”
Le’Veon Bell is a big physically gifted running back. At 6’2 and 230 pounds, he could really eat up clock and yardage later in games when the defense is worn down. He isn’t going to replace Murray, but with his injury issues you always are in need of a dependable back. Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner aren’t the type of running backs that can play every down. We do know the Cowboys are interested in Bell as he had a private workout recently at Valley Ranch.
Stephen S ask “Is it finally time to find Romo’s replacement?”
I know that many of you in Cowboys Nation are ready to get rid of Tony Romo, however let me remind you what you had to go through to get him. The list of Clint Stoerner, Chad Hutchinson, Vinny Testaverde, Quincy Carter and I could go on. Romo is the leader of the offense and he is an intense competitor. Without his mobility and vision downfield, this Cowboys team would be mediocre at best. I will agree that Jerry should be looking for the future. Matt Scott of Arizona and Zac Dysert of Miami (Ohio) are two names that could be later round selections. The Cowboys should use a pick any higher than a fifth to find a backup quarterback.