The Dallas Cowboys have already addressed their secondary issues with the signings of CB Brandon Carr and S Brandon Pool last week, but according to ESPN’s Mel Kiper, that doesn’t necessarily mean the team won’t target the secondary in next month’s NFL Draft.
Kiper believes--and we pretty much agree with him here--that Dallas’s secondary issues in 2011 were such that the signings of Carr and Pool might not be enough, if completely making over the defensive backfield is truly the team's goal.
"If you're the Dallas Cowboys, you need to play defense a lot better than they did," Kiper said, via the Dallas Morning News. "I mean they were, I wouldn't say sieve-like, but close to it. I think the secondary had all kinds of issues. I don't think necessarily that Brandon Carr is going to mean they go away from corner. I don't think Brodney Pool means they go away from safety. They need more than just one guy at those spots.”
In the first of his much-discussed mock drafts, Kiper had the Cowboys taking Stanford guard David DeCastro with the 14th overall pick; in his second, he had the team selecting Mark Barron, a safety out of Alabama.
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