In round two, Jerry and company leaned heavily again on value trading up for Penn State stand-out linebacker Sean Lee.
Most experts rated Lee a solid second-round grade and many conceded he would have gone higher if not for durability concerns.
The talented Lee instantly becomes Keith Brooking's backup and heir-apparent to the 35-year old veteran in the 3-4.
Some would argue that Dallas should have addressed more pressing needs, such as free safety or offensive line. With players such as Morgan Burnett, Vlad Ducasse and Charles Brown still on the board, I tend to agree.
Bottomline: There was a definite need for backup at ILB behind Brooking. Last year's third-rounder Jason Williams is still raw and Bobby Carpenter doesn't exactly instill confidence for the future. Lee provides an answer today and moving forward.
Better alternatives: As noted, Burnett, Ducasse and Brown were still available. The Cowboys could have also chosen to trade back and acquire additional picks to carpet their needs.