The NFL draft has come and gone and the Cowboys seem to be a hot topic of discussion among the football world. Like any draft, the anticipation and excitement is what fuels the event, and for Cowboy fans, it was time for tangible results.
The questions regarding who the Cowboys would draft, what their philosophy would be and would they have any trade opportunities, were all answered over the three-day event. But the questions they faced during and after the draft are bringing second-guessing to a whole new level.
On the surface the Cowboys are in the same bucket as the other 31 franchises simply because it will take time to see how this draft class materializes.
Is Travis Frederick going to be Nick Mangold or Clay Shiver? Is Gavin Escobar going to be Aaron Hernandez or Eric Bjornson? And is J.J. Wilcox going to be the safety his potential says he can become or is this another Pat Watkins?
Conceptually the Cowboys did satisfy many needs on their checklist with the exception of a couple. It would've been nice to draft a tackle and perhaps a defensive lineman but maybe that's a byproduct of not getting enough in the trade with the 49ers.
There is a lot to like about this draft but at the same time there is a lot to question. In fact, the opinions in NFL circles range anywhere from what the hell did they do to watch Frederick be a starter for the next decade.
I must admit that I myself started to pen a suicide letter after the first night of events, but with two days left for the Cowboys to redeem themselves, the draft took a much better turn.
Let's see if others agree.