A Cowboy Nation’s 2009 War Room

I have been compiling a list of players who could be available to the Cowboys when they pick in the of the upcoming draft. Some of the players on this list will be there when Jerry and Stephen make their selection. Others will involve some “horse trading” to allow them the opportunity.

So we know our priorities. Right? Well my list of priorities rank in this order.

  1. Run Stuffing
  2. Ball Hawking
  3. Help
  4. Solid Inside Backer
  5. Depth at Receiver
  6. Capable Backup QB

Now while I still believe the rule of take the best player available when it is your turn to pick. There are certain areas that we are in good shape. So my advice this year would be take the best player available, and hope that guy is in a need position! This draft class while not overly strong at any one position, it is deep in a lot of our need areas.

Lets look at my 2009 top ten by need!

  1. B.J. Raji – Nose – Boston College – 6'1″ – 323: No shot at being there when the boys pick in the 2nd Round, but if the right deal comes around and they can go get him. GO GET HIM!
  2. Michael Oher – Tackle – – 6'5″ – 318: Big physical tackle that could push Flo and Colombo
  3. Andy Levitre – – Oregon St. – 6'3″ – 317: Can play either guard position, would immediately upgrade O-Line depth and push Kosier for starting spot.
  4. Max Unger – – Oregon – 6'5″ – 300: Very Tall Center, quick on his feet, could be moved to the Guard position. Would be a great asset pulling out in front of !
  5. Sean Smith – Safety – Utah – 6'3″ – 214: Listed as a corner, but this guy will be an outstanding ball hawking safety, 9 INT over his sophomore and junior seasons, big physical, would be a significant upgrade to anything currently on the roster.
  6. Ron Brace – Nose Tackle – Boston College – 6'3″ – 324: Sizable drop off in talent from Raji but still a very solid run stuffing Tackle, will not get much from him in passing situations but can be a very good lane plug.
  7. William Moore – Safety – Missouri – 6'1″ – 230: Reminds me of (the bad one) in a lot of areas some ways of the old Roy (hard hitting, very aggressive) and some of the new ( slow to react in coverage, misses tackles, and slow) would need to be used properly.
  8. Rashad Johnson – Safety – Alabama – 6'0″ – 187: Outstanding in coverage, natural Leader, reads and reacts quickly, high motor guy, but do not expect much from him as far as run support goes.
  9. Darry Beckwith – ILB – – 6'1″ – 232: Tough, hardworking guy, very quick sideline to sideline, very good in coverage, excels against the run. Concerns with his durability, not a great pass rusher, but the Cowboys need this type of player to allow Bradie to run free after the QB. Would be a great addition.
  10. Louis Murphy – WR – Florida – 6'3″ – 205: Fits to a tee what the Cowboys look for in a receiver, big, tall, good hands, exceptional speed, and can work in traffic. His routes have been suspect at times, was not very productive in college, but has a lot of room to grow.

If the Cowboys stand pat, make no movement from there current draft position, and anyone of these ten are available I will be extremely happy with any of these guys selected. I have a list compiled of about another 40 players on it, I will post another 10 in a few days. Thoughts? Do you have a wish list of your own? 


Written by Phillip Baggett

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Matt Cordon

Nice work compiling this. I won’t hold my breath, but I’m really hoping we go with a receiver in the second.


Really?? I just think that the recievers that will be available at #51, are probably going to be the same guys still available in the 3rd round! Not a very fulfilling draft class for WR.

Matt Cordon

Our track record is to wait for receivers, trying to find a project. And that strategy has failed miserably. I don’t see why we don’t take a chance for once. Britt, Nicks, or Iglesias might still be there in the second, but they will probably be gone by the third.


I agree with you partly! Waiting until the 7th round to draft a receiver has not worked and normally does not work. The problem I have with using the 2nd round pick on one is that if you look at the needs of this team versus what is available in this draft, they have a much better success probability selecting and O-lineman or Safety with that pick. Then use either the high 3rd round selection or one of the two 4th round picks. All of the receivers in this draft are real close to one another talent wise, so someone will be there in the 3rd and 4th that can play.

c-nation in D.C,

you know i think we have a better chance at Michaels try out show,just a thought ?




I think Irvin might produce a player … despite the circus act. have to wait and see, but Irvin isn’t the kind of guy to pass on crap to his favorite team that I can tell.


Really??? Don’t get me wrong I love Mike and he was a great asset to the Cowboys. He was the ultimate team guy, but to think that after the combine and all the scouting reports, and invitations to undrafted players. That Mike will find someone who can contribute to this team is HIGHLY unlikely!


He’s not supposed to be going after draft leftovers though. He wants the guys that don’t get to the draft because personal hardship. The guys who missed their shot somehow, but have played, and can play, good football. He said he wants the stories.
That’s why I’m thinking it might not be so bad, could be a gem or two that turn up.

c-nation in D.C,


c-nation in D.C,


c-nation in D.C,

just when you think your moving in the right direction the bottom falls out who is going to take T.O. place and dont tell me two left feet Roy Williams is thats got to be the joke of the year please tell me that we are about to make a major move because today iam Mad as hell at my team jj please fix this A.S.A.P!!!!


C Nation please read today’s article on this situation. Have faith man this was the move that needed to be made. The team will be better for it, whether we get another receiver or not!

c-nation in D.C,

i know it would amount but at least have a replacement before you let the guy go thats the smart thing to do,now just double team witten the rest is easy ,and by the way i would love to see crayton step up this year!!!

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