The Dallas Cowboys and the rest of the NFL will be heading to Indianapolis in the coming days to take part in the talent bonanza known as the combine. Some 330 prospects will be poked, prodded, measured and fully evaluated in what will prove to be the biggest job audition of their lives.
But, beyond the evaluation process side of things, the Cowboys need to identify players who can translate their skill into good play on the field. Sure, the 40-yard dash and the number of bench press reps provide some indication of skill level, but should they be used as the basis for projecting impact or productivity?
It's easy to be enamored by workout warriors but what the Cowboys need to accomplish and how they set out to do it will have major ramifications on their 2013 season. The hope of any franchise is to be able to come away with answers regarding prospects and how they might be a fit for their team.
The Cowboys are one of those franchises that needs to learn as much as they can about the prospects they are targeting. With limited resources due to a tight cap and only six draft picks, the Cowboys need to learn a lot things quickly.
Let's venture into the world of what the Cowboys hope to learn.