We all agree the Cowboys need defensive help, right?
You know the nauseating numbers from 2013: 432 points allowed, including seven games over 30 and three games over 40. A league-worst 415 yards surrendered per game. And just, in general, a whopping liability on a team that again finished 8-8.
The NFL Draft is now only a month away and unless Dallas is trading the farm for Johnny Manziel – which they’re not – we can assume the first pick will be used on defense.
If history is any indication, prepare to be disappointed. In the Jerry Jones era the Cowboys have taken a defensive player with their first pick in the draft 14 times. Of those 14, it can be argued that as many as 11 of those players failed to live up to their potential.
A look at the Cowboys’ defensive first picks:
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.