Dallas Seems Content With Its Roster, But Have All Holes Been Filled?

Brandon KippContributor IMay 17, 2009

DENVER - OCTOBER 12:  Safety Gerald Sensabaugh #43 of the Jacksonville Jaguars makes an interception on a pass intended for wide receiver Brandon Marshall #15 of the Denver Broncos from Jay Cutler during NFL action on October 12, 2008 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

On March 4, the Cowboys cut two starters. Receiver Terrell Owens and safety Roy Williams have since been replaced, but nobody can logically say that Dallas has improved at these positions.

Roy Williams (safety) will be replaced by Gerald Sensabaugh (pictured above), who had the best year of his career in 2008, recording 70 tackles and four interceptions. Sensabaugh played the first four years of his career in Jacksonville, but  didn't make a major impact until last year. Roy Williams (safety) was injured for the majority of last year, but in 2007 he posted 92 tackles and two picks. His most notable contribution was his intimidating, bone rattling hits.

The Cowboys are apparently confident that Sensabaugh will continue to improve. They had a chance to take Missouri's William Moore with their first pick of the draft. They opted to pass on Moore, probably because of the inconsistency of his performance his senior year.

Terrell Owens' replacement has been here since 2008, when the Cowboys invested this years first, third, and sixth round draft picks, along with next years seventh, in Roy Williams (Wide Receiver). Roy Williams didn't make much of an impact last year, but he wasn't accustomed to the Dallas offense. With Jason Garrett designing this years offense with Williams in mind, he should be much more successful.

The question is, who will start opposite Williams? Barring a trade or free-agent signing, it will be either Patrick Crayton or Miles Austin. Crayton has been great at times, but sloppy at others. Austin has performed well when given opportunities, but has very little experience under his belt. It is possible that neither is a suitable No. 2 receiver.

There is a chance that Dallas is still looking for a No. 2 receiver. Marvin Harrison and Amani Toomer are still available. If Dallas feels that one of them could be an improvement over Crayton or Austin, they might pull the trigger. Anquan Boldin wants a new home and Cleveland is still interested in trading Braylon Edwards, but its unthinkable that the Cowboys would be willing to spend the money and draft picks required to bring in a player of that caliber.