Dallas Cowboys 2014 NFL Draft Wrap-up

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Oct. 6, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive tackle Zack Martin (70) celebrates after running back Cierre Wood (20), not shown, scored a touchdown in the third quarter against the Miami Hurricanes at Soldier Field. Notre Dame won 41-3. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

After months upon months upon months of planning, evaluating, analyzing, doubting, confirming, re-evaluating, and speculating, the draft is finally over and done with. With all of the picks selected and most likely to be signed in the coming weeks, we (as analysts), must go out and analyze every single pick and go through where teams may or may not have gone wrong in their individual selections and list some possible solutions or corrections.

In this article I will be analyzing the team with the 16th overall selection in the draft: the Dallas Cowboys. For years the Cowboys have remained one of my favorite teams in the NFL. For years they have delighted football fans from all over the U.S. And for years the Cowboys have failed to make it past the second round of the playoffs with a win. Don’t get me wrong, I will still be wearing my grey and blue come playoff time, however little by little I have become skeptical. Last season was an 8-8 season for the Cowboys who failed to make the playoffs again after the valiant efforts of Tony Romo ended the Cowboys a game short of the promised land. This off-season saw the loss of two great Cowboy pass rushers in DT Jason Hatcher and LB DeMarcus Ware (who had most of the Cowboys sacks last season). The Cowboys defense was something to be absolutely laughed at last season. In this draft, Jerry Jones and his Boys are enacting revenge on such an embarrassing season in 2013. In this article I will be breaking down what was stated prior to the draft, who the Cowboys selected on offense and defense and how they did overall in terms of their needs and wants.

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