Even after the Dallas Cowboys’ free agent bonanza a little over a month ago, which totaled seven players including highly touted cornerback Brandon Carr, there still seems a pretty good chance that the team could select a corner in the first round of Thursday night’s NFL Draft.
The possibility alone begs the question, are the Cowboys looking for a replacement for Mikes Jenkins, who is coming off shoulder surgery and entering the last year of his contract?
Well, according to owner and general manager Jerry Jones, the answer is no.
"Our budget allows us to pay cornerbacks well," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "So it's the guys who can cover and the guys who bring the pressure are the key focal points where we spend our money or spend our considerations. So he certainly would fall in that category. Ideally you'd like to have all that not loaded up at the same time."
Of course, this doesn’t mean Dallas won’t target a cornerback in the first round, if a quality one is available.
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