30 April 2012
The Cowboys clearly had an agenda in mind going into the 2012 NFL Draft. The Cowboys finished the 2012 Draft with 5 out of 7 picks being defensive, which is something they haven’t done in almost 30 years. Thanks to the draft, it would appear that Rob Ryan’s defense is starting to take form.
They upgraded the secondary with free agent signings of Brodney Pool and Brandon Carr and drafted Morris Claiborne, arguably the best DB in the draft, and Matt Johnston. By drafting Tyrone Crawford and Kyle Wilber, they added much needed Depth on their defensive line. Hopefully adding this type of depth will keep the defensive strong late in the season.
The Cowboys also addressed the loss of Laurent Robinson and Martellus Bennett by drafting wide receiver Danny Coale, who has been compared to Wes Welker and tight end James Hanna who has to be better than Bennett.
I think the Cowboys did a great job over the weekend and certainly are going with the “defense wins championships” approach. Is it time to get into camp yet?