The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a rather mediocre 8-8 season full of ups and downs in 2011, ending in an opportunity for the NFC East division crown in the season finale against the New York Giants.
The eventual Super Bowl champions would cruise on to a 31-14 victory, sending the 'Boys home packing for the offseason. The glaring weaknesses of the team were quite notable down the stretch, as the December struggles for the Cowboys would continue, posting an abysmal 1-4 record in the final month of the regular season.
The offensive line, secondary and pass rush were clearly in need of change at certain positions.
As the offseason stands now, the Cowboys' front office has already made a great push in fulfilling their needs, bringing in six new free agents. Dallas' biggest signing was former Kansas City cornerback Brandon Carr, who is easily an instant upgrade over released veteran Terence Newman.
Other key pickups were free safety Brodney Pool, offensive guard Nate Livings, and inside linebacker Dan Connor.
With that said, the Cowboys still have multiple areas that still need to be addressed in the 2012 NFL Draft, which is only about a month away from now.
There are many directions the team could go with the 14th overall pick of the draft. Let's take a look at the possible players the Cowboys could draft in the first round come April.