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The biggest weakness for the Cowboys in 2011 was their secondary. The Cowboys ranked 23rd in the league in passing defense, which is unacceptable for a team that wants to make the playoffs.
The Cowboys will have the 19th overall pick in the draft; some names you could hear the Boys calling out in April include:
Dre Kirkpatrick, out of Alabama, is a big, physical cornerback, standing at 6'3". Kirkpatrick is also fast, running a 4.4 forty time. Kirkpatrick is a Top 20 prospect, and if he falls to the Cowboys, you can expect them to take him.
Alfonzo Dennard, out of Nebraska, has all of the tools to be a great cornerback—except one. The only thing that GM's worry about when it comes to Dennard is his size. He is only 5'10", which will make it difficult when it comes to defending the bigger receivers the NFL has to offer.
Mark Barron, out of Alabama, is a hard-hitting safety with great coverage ability. He is likely the least appealing option out of the three, but is still a definite possibility and would be a great addition.