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Cowboys Faithful,

It has been a long time coming, and now finally arrived, this much awaited update on The Best Team In Football. My heart is still hurting from our monumental January collapse at the hands of the eventual Super Bowl winners. We stunk up Texas Stadium in our playoff game worse than the back of an Irish bus after a night of Guinness and Indian food. At least they smacked the shit out of Tom Brady in the Super Bowl.

My pre-draft wish list was simple: we needed to reload at running back and corner. I wanted a wide receiver or two and a backup QB, but those were not the pressing concerns. I actually would have liked to pick up 2 corners in the first round, but that was not necessary. The three guys I wanted in the draft were Mike Jenkins, Felix Jones, and Mario Manningham. We got two out of three, with Mannigham going to the new jersey gnats in the third round.

Let’s review our picks.

1a. Felix Jones, RB Arkansas. This is the guy we wanted and needed. More speed, better hands, and more exciting than Julius Jones who left via free agency to Seattle with a huge (read overpaid) contract in hand. We won on this deal.

1b. Mike Jenkins, CB South Florida. In my draft preview, I had this guy as the best corner in the draft. He was the fourth one taken, and I’m glad. He’ll get on the field quickly, and he’ll be an impact player in the nickel.

2. Martellus Bennett, TE Texas A&M. Big kid, 6’6, 260#, played forward on the A&M basketball team, good hands, knows how to block, and knows he’s not the #1 guy with Witten on the team.

4. Tashard Choice, RB Georgia Tech. Toughest kid in the draft to tackle. Kinda reminds us of MB3. Excellent backup for MB3.

Basically, I think we hit home runs on our first four picks, and we have extra third and fourth round picks for next year’s draft,too.

5. Orlando Scandrick, CB Boise State. Never heard of him before the draft, but Mel Kiper liked him. He’ll probably make the team as a backup.

6. Erik Walden, DE/OLB Middle Tennessee State. Again, never heard of him before, but they like him for his athletic ability. He’ll convert from college DE to pro OLB, make the team as a backup and special teams player. Definitely a reach, but Jerry does like to gamble in the late rounds.

My overall feeling is that we had an excellent draft, and that we’ll be looking to Isaiah Stanback to step it up in his second season at WR to provide that deep threat we were missing last season with Terry Glenn out for the year. I’ll be interested to see if Danny Amendola , WR Texas Tech, makes the team out of training camp.

I think we have the talent necessary to win our sixth ring. We had it last year, and now we’ve upgraded in some key areas. It all comes down to coaching. We’ll see what Wade & Co. can do.

Go Cowboys!

p.s. Kill Joe!