It’s fitting that on a day when the NFL is holding their 76th annual player selection meeting, a.k.a. NFL Draft, the weather in New York City is rainy, wet, dark, and dreary. An ironic parallel for the current state of the most powerful sports league and business in the world.
This event has long been celebrated by the league, fans, and players alike. However, with the current lockout that isn’t a lockout, a dark cloud of uncertainty surrounds tonight which, in other years, is widely cheered as the start of a new NFL season.
Regardless of the state of the NFL, players will be picked. And the Dallas Cowboys will select 9th barring any trades.
Most of the “experts” and agents we’ve talked to expect the Cowboys to take one of two offensive tackles in this years class: Tyron Smith out of USC, or Anthony Castonzo from Boston College.
Both players are big bodies, and both address a glaring need.
But if there’s one thing we’ve learned about Jerry Jones during his 20-plus years as Cowboys owner it's that like the weather hovering over New York City today, both are unpredictable.
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