1st Round Winners: Dallas Cowboys

I typically don’t praise teams that trade up as far as the Dallas Cowboys, but I have to give them credit for addressing a glaring need with the best player at the position.

By adding Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne, the Cowboys have completely overhauled their secondary and now have, at least on paper, the look of a top-10 defense. The Cowboys did part with their 2nd round pick, but with relatively few holes to fill, they could afford to come away with just one elite player in the first two rounds.

Claiborne will be an instant-impact cornerback, especially since he’ll typically be matched up with opponents No. 2 receivers.

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2012 NFL Draft, Cowboys Comments Off

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