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In case you just now tuned into this roller-coaster season of the Cowboys, there is one thing you need to know…
The offensive line is dreadful, and the defensive line isn’t far behind it.
Doug Free is repeatedly getting beat off the edge, and the interior line isn’t giving much hope outside of Nate Livings.
Thank heaven for the NFL draft.
The Cowboys need to focus on rebuilding the trenches with young impact players. With this draft as deep as it’s been in a while in relation to both areas, the time to capitalize is now.
Ideally, the Cowboys could walk away with a franchise-caliber player on both sides and consistent contributors to go along with it.
Here are two scenarios I’d like to see work out:
A) The Cowboys draft John Jenkins (defensive tackle, UGA) and then trade up to grab Jonathan Cooper in the early second round.
B) The Cowboys draft Chance Warmack (offensive guard, ALA), Brennan Williams (right tackle, UNC) in the second, and Margus Hunt (defensive end, SMU) third.
There are a bevy of prospects in this 2013 NFL Draft. If the Cowboys play their cards right and do their homework they can have constructed both a solid defensive line and tough offensive line in one draft.
The pieces are there if the Cowboys are smart enough to take them.