We’re fairly certain that the Talking Heads didn’t write “Once in a Lifetime” about the Dallas Cowboys, but repeating “same as it ever was” over and over again certainly fits Jerry Jones’ team.
It has been three straight years with an 8-8 record earned on the back of rousing victories and humiliating defeats in the regular season and three straight years where one more win in the final week of the season would have given the Cowboys a division title. One good way to break the cycle would be to load up on talent in the draft and the Cowboys have 11 picks to use on that effort in May.
Their most glaring needs are on the defensive line, where the departures of DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher have left the Cowboys relying on two players — Henry Melton and Anthony Spencer — coming off serious knee injuries, although the 16th pick won’t guarantee them a shot at one of the top players at either end or tackle. With 11 picks, the Cowboys could move up to address that area or they could repeat last year’s move down the draft order that netted them center Travis Frederick at the end of the first round and the pick that became wide receiver Terrance Williams in the third round.
Should the Cowboys be looking to move again this year? Check out our preview of their draft needs and then let us know what you think the Cowboys should do.