Get your Cowboys news fix. Learning from the 2009 Draft and understanding the conveyor belt of talent – Bob Sturm, The AthleticThe Sturminator educates the masses on the realities of the NFL roster-building, noting the Cowboys face a similar situation to the 2009 off-season.
Once upon a time, there was a season when the Cowboys realized they definitely need a play-making wide receiver. The prices were steep in the trade market, but the most readily useful wide receiver of recent days was at the end of his tenure with the team. The trade would be expensive, but it would also fortify the future. Because of the move, it could secure a real play-maker (who would want a huge contract), but it would certainly cost the biggest piece of the upcoming draft.
The worst case scenarios all happened next.
The trade busted and the wide receiver, Roy Williams, never approached anything near a good year in Dallas. You can argue that the Cowboys haven't made a trade that was worse than when they sent Detroit a 2009 first rounder (pick Number 20), a 3rd (No. 82), and a 6th ( Number 192) for Williams and a 7th (No. 210), and then instantly inked the former Longhorn to a five-year contract extension for $45 million (nearly $20 million guaranteed) on that day in October 2008.
It was bold also it was reckless. And then, to make matters worse, they did about as poor a job as possible when they turned the 2009 draft into an utter disaster. They lacked the picks, so their objective was to trade back a few times to get those selections back. Not the worst theory, but in trading back they acquired more picks because that's what the smart analytics always say. If you want to draft better, just get more picks like the Patriots, right?
Well, the Cowboys did have more picks. And then they drafted concerning the worst collection of prospects that could possibly be assembled.
3 potential targets for the Cowboys' 4th-round comp pick, including an 'all gas, no brakes' DT - John Owning, SportsDayA look at some potential targets for the team’ s fourth-round comp pick, including a fleet of foot running back.
Based on positional importance and team need, the Cowboys' compensatory pick would make for a great possibility to grab a running back.
You will see no shortage of options for them when the pick comes around, but one of the best is Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill, who finished with three seasons of six or more touchdowns and 990-plus yards from scrimmage.
Listed at 5-foot-10, 185 pounds, Hill doesn't have the greatest frame, but he makes up for this with speed, agility and flexibility.
Hill, who finished with a few, 539 career rushing yards (5. 6 yards per carry) plus 30 rushing touchdowns, is one of the a lot more elusive running backs in the course, displaying the ability to layer cuts jointly to make multiple defenders miss. Sadly, he has the bad tendency associated with dancing too much, causing him in order to miss running lanes and keep too many yards on the table.