This has to be one of the most successful drafts the Cowboys have had in quite some time already, right?
Nick:Way too early to call. I’ve seen this before where it looks that way and it all changes. But if Wilcox and Frederick continue to start as expected, then it’s a good sign. There’s a good chance four of these rookies will be competing for starting jobs by next year’s camp, along with Holloman and
David: The early returns are encouraging, but let’s not be too hasty.
How do you think
Nick:I can’t really argue with you there. As for as being underrated, I think you’re right. He is a good player and around the ball a lot. We haven’t seen this team tested much by quarterbacks. Eli Manning had a huge day stat-wise, and then Alex Smith and Sam Bradford followed that. If we get past Denver and still like what we’ve seen from Church, that’s a big deal.
David: I don’t know if Barry Church will ever be that Ed Reed-type of safety who pops out of nowhere to intercept the ball and embarrass the opposing quarterback seven or eight times per season. But he’s got two traits that I really admire in a safety: firstly, he’s always around the ball, and secondly, he hits people – hard. It doesn’t seem to matter if the play is on his man or to an opposite side of the field, Church seems to always find his way to be around the ball. Once he gets there, he either lays some wood or he finds a way to get involved. Check out his fumble return touchdown against New York. He came in after the tackle had been made, but he still found a way to make a play.