The Dallas Cowboys will enter the 2013 draft with more than a few holes to fill. Unfortunately, the Cowboys were a bit handcuffed in free agency, and as a result a lot of pressure hovers around who this team will select.
There has been much talk about solidifying the offensive line, and the majority of mock drafts and expert analysis that's been burning up the Internet seem to focus the attention there. It's still a possibility that the Cowboys add a few more bargain free agents, but the market is drying up rather quickly.
So what did the Cowboys accomplish so far? Well, the additions of safety Will Allen and linebacker Justin Durant are a step in accomplishing something, but this team has major work to do.
The Cowboys are facing a very critical year as they try to bounce back from consecutive 8-8 seasons. With the ink drying on Tony Romo's mammoth contract extension and Anthony Spencer back for at least one more season, it's time to get to work on the rest of the roster.
The Cowboys will have six draft picks to work with, and barring any trade movement the 2013 draft simply needs to produce some good football players. Not players coming off of ACL surgery, not players with potential and spotty production and definitely not projects.
This team needs to fill holes and fill them quickly. The sense of urgency in the Cowboys' war room should be in epic proportions, and the fans deserve no less. Ultimately, the lack of free-agent activity means that some of these rookies need to be able to contribute right away.
Let's take a look at the holes, the reasons why and hopefully some solutions.