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Dallas Cowboys: Biggest Draft Needs

The Dallas Cowboys still have to work to do. Currently, the isn't on their minds. With three games left, players still have to prove that they belong here beyond the 2015 season. That's what the staff will focus on. For me, however, I'll be getting started on the draft process, something I've already looked into for about the past two weeks now. Let's take a look at the Cowboys' five biggest .


I understand that the Cowboys need to find the Cowboys' successor to . However, with Morris Claiborne likely going elsewhere in the offseason, likely to be released, and likely to make the move to free , the Cowboys find themselves without much talent at the cornerback position. The return of will be huge, but the Cowboys need to look into drafting another cornerback early in the draft. or fits the mold.


Not only do the Cowboys need to find Romo's successor, they also need that successor to be Romo's understudy. In case Romo gets injured again, the Cowboys need something better than or Brandon Weeden to come in and play. Dallas' top pick will provide desires for top quarterback prospects like or , but the Cowboys would serve better to wait until the middle rounds to develop a guy like .


doesn't get the attention he deserves. He consistently splits the middle and gets pressure on the quarterback. Amazingly enough, he does all of this without much help from the 1-technique defensive tackle next to him. isn't a bad player, but he's not a starter-level player. The Cowboys need a space-eater. A'Shawn Robinson or Kenny Clark makes sense.


Although hasn't looked the same in 2015, it's worth being mentioned that he's been banged up all year and when you don't practice often with a bad quarterback, years like this are bound to happen. I'm not worried about Bryant. I'm not worried about . I am worried, however, about both and Devin Street. Neither has done much in their careers. If Dallas really wants to add a playmaker across from Bryant, grabbing in the first would be a risky move that would be worth it.


I was thinking about putting safety here, but I truly believe that Byron Jones will make the transition to , perhaps as early as this offseason. Defensive end is somewhat of a priority because the Cowboys should let walk. It was a good attempt, but the move really backfired, even though Hardy was productive on the field.

It never hurts to add more pass-rushers. Randy Gregory and look like foundational pieces, but a guy like or Robert Nkemdiche paired with a guru in would simply be insane.

Ryan Ratty
Ryan Ratty
An online sports writer for about three years now, Ryan is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. He writes about his favorite team on Inside The Star. Ryan also writes for other publications like Roster Watch, Rant Sports, and Cuse Nation. Ryan is a freshman at Syracuse University majoring in Information Management and Technology. You can follow him on Twitter @RyanRattyNFL.

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