Monday, February 11, 2013
Cowboys drafting a RB?
By Tim Kavanagh
Given the amount of time that DeMarco Murray spends shelved due to injury, one wonders whether the Dallas Cowboys will make an investment in the rest of their RB stable this offseason, with Felix Jones unlikely to return. The two other backs set to return are Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner.
The RB position falls somewhere on the list of priorities, for sure, but it doesn't appear to be anywhere near the top, in the opinion of ESPNDallas.com scribe Calvin Watkins:
Calvin WatkinsShould the Cowboys draft a back?
"It seems Felix Jones' time with the Cowboys is over. His health and his mediocre play the last two years are just too much to overcome. In terms of drafting Kenjon Barner, he's the fifth-best running back in Mel Kiper's position rankings. I assume, based on Kiper's rankings, Barner will be gone by the second round. Dallas has six draft picks, and unless they make a deal to add to the ledger, you can't waste a draft pick on Barner. While he's good, the Cowboys need to go elsewhere with their selections instead of running back. Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner most likely will backup DeMarco Murray in 2013."