By Dan Boyett: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is optimistic about the team’s chances this season after having gone 8-8 last season, missing the playoffs and losing their last two games of the season. It doesn’t seem all that likely that the Cowboys will be any better than they were last season because they still pretty much have the same cast of players as last season, and they didn’t add a lot of talent in this year’s NFL draft.
Romo said to Las Geneva News “We’re going to be pretty good this year. This is one of the most complete teams that I’ve been around. It’s going to be a very enjoyable season.”
The Cowboys draft this year was mediocre at best, and not even close to being good enough to title contention.
Here’s the Cowboys’ 2013 draft class:
1st round: Travis Frederick, Center
2nd round: Gavin Escobar, Tight end
3rd round: Terrance Williams, Wide receiver
3rd round: J.J. Wilcox, Safety
4th round: B.W. Webb, Cornerback
5th round: Joseph Randle, Running back
6th round: DeVonte Holloman, Linebacker
The Cowboys need a lot of help in the secondary and defensive line because those were both problem areas for them last season, but this draft didn’t really address that in a big way. Instead of getting good defensive players, the Cowboys drafted a tight end in the 2nd round in Gavin Escobar, who they honestly didn’t need because they already have Jason Whitten, and he caught 110 passes for the team last season.
Why draft in an area where the team is already strong in? It makes no sense. The Cowboys could have used their 2nd round pick to get a good defensive lineman or defensive back. Also the Cowboys didn’t need to draft center Travis Frederick in the 1st round. He was rated as a 3rd round draft pick by a lot of teams, and the Cowboys used up a high draft pick to get him.