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What Is The Plan For Cowboys In ’09?

phillips-and-campo.jpgNew coaches and talk of trades to get the first pick in the upcoming draft are just a few of the moves being cussed and discussed this offseason by Jerry Jones and company.  Of course we have to replace the coaches who all jumped ship to the Miami Dolphins, but do we have to sell the farm for a number one draft pick?

Whatever happened to the old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.  Are the Cowboys really “broke” so bad that they need to get a first round pick in the draft or be doomed in 2009 ? 

The recent news about trading Marion Barber and some high draft picks for the opportunity to draft RB Darren McFadden seem a bit extreme to me, as it appears to be to most of you also according to the comments we received when the news first broke on the deal.  This would appear to be some type of knee-jerk reaction to the loss in the playoffs, but not well thought-out or necessary at this point. 

There are several areas where we could stand to get some young talent, but RB isn’t one of them, unless it would be someone to compliment Barber later on in his career.   Trading Julius Jones, who wants to start somewhere again, would be a good way to acquire some proven talent in the immediate future to help Barber, but there’s no need to rush out for a replacement back.   Tyson Thompson is still on the roster as well for this use.  So I don’t think this trade to get the first rounder will actually happen.

Now the next subject of concern has been the recent flood of coaches from Dallas to Miami.  Some of those have been filled and the last one will most likely be hired soon, so the coaching carousel will end and things can start being planned for next season.  Campo and Grantham are on board and should be helpful while the jury is still out on the last spot of defensive line/LB coach.  Dom Capers will most likely get the position but there are plenty more qualified candidates to be interviewed if he doesn’t. 

The addition of these coaches may seem to be an early coach-building move in favor of Jason Garrett as head coach soon, but it’s not a bad idea for any team to get coaches to serve as assistants who have the experience of being head coaches in the NFL, like Campo and Capers.

So the question remains, what are the Cowboys going to look like in 2009?  A team looking to build for the future head coach, or a team even more talented and determined to win a championship.

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6 Responses to “What Is The Plan For Cowboys In ’09?”

  1. nick says:

    They can’t trade Julius seeing as how he’s an unrestricted free agent. So throw that idea out the window, he’s already gone. As for the MBIII thing, he’s never gonna have the value that he does right now being a fourth round pick. 975 yds, even in a two-back system, isn’t all that impressive. Trust me, I know he runs hard but is he a playmaker. Mcfadden is. Will Barber ever break off a 60 yarder? Mcfadden will, and will be a threat to do just that on every carry. All I’m saying is, it’s not a bad idea to look at the options going into the draft. If we keep Barber and get a change of pace back, then so be it. That will be one tough running combo whoever it is. However, if we get the explosive Mcfadden not only will we have toughness but also our generations E. Dickerson. Either way Cowboy fans, this is a no-lose situation. So quit being over-dramatic.

  2. earl swartz says:

    if i were jerry jones, i’d figure out a way to asanti samuels off the patriots!

  3. Ebert Ulrich says:

    My Name Is Ebert.

    Mr. Swartz, Could you please proofread your message before you send it? You prove the stereotype of all “Earls” in the world.

    You do however have a good point. The Cowboys need help on this area. Jerry and I would like to hear more of your commentary on other Cowboy topics.

  4. earl swartz says:

    well ebert, i have no college, just a ged. but i know my boyz and they need secondary help. as far as the offensive line goes…”flo must go”. in fact all
    my cowboy buddies in the trailer park agree on this.

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