A draft well-stocked with positions of need has been all but ignored by owner and general manager Jerry Jones.
The national draft analysts have been wrong.
I have been way, way off—and you probably have too.
It would have been impossible to guess that Dallas would go on an offensive attack with positions like center, tight end and wide receiver with its first three selections.
And when Dallas finally did select a defensive player later in Round 3, it was another secondary guy of much less importance than addressing the defensive line and pass-rush capabilities.
A recap of who's been chosen so far:
Round 1: Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
Round 2: Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
Round 3: Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
Round 3: J.J. Wilcox, FS, Georgia Southern
So far, this is a very luxurious draft that hasn't added much in either the team speed or strength department. Glaring holes still reside in key places and I have no clue as to how those areas are addressed in this draft.
To attempt to guess would require me having some idea what the Dallas draft board looks like—and I can promise you that I'm as lost as 12th-grade trigonometry on that front.
I can't say that the Cowboys have failed in landing some good players, but this team had priorities that have yet to be addressed. I strongly fear that Dallas has allowed more very good football players to slip through their fingers than they might realize.
Needs or rankings aside, here are five football players still left on the board that Dallas could target on the final day of this year's selection meeting. Don't bet a jar of jelly that the Cowboys take a single one, but here are players who can still take care of some priorities in 2013 and beyond.