Maryland. With just Newman, Scandrick and Jenkins with any experience, the Cowboys need to be right on yet another corner.
4th Round (117th overall) Dorell Scott, DT, Clemson - The Cowboys need some depth at defensive tackle, but not to the point to go reaching for one in the earlier rounds. The Cowboys are actually pretty high on Junior Siavii and Tim Anderson as backups to Jay Ratliff. But some youth in the middle is always needed and Scott could provide that. At 6-4, 310, he is the prototype nose tackle, but consistency has been an issue. But in the fourth round, there is always some issue. The Cowboys would be excited if Scott is still around for this pick.
5th Round (156th overall) Mike Wallace, WR, Ole Miss - Finally, some speed. I've been asking for a player like this for about two years now. And for some reason, I've been touting Wallace for the last few months. Obviously, when you take a receiver in the fifth round, he has some flaws. With Wallace, he's not the most polished route runner and has too many drops. But one thing you can't question is the speed. Wallace is a flat-out burner, running anywhere from a high 4.2 to the low 4.3 range. Either way, he can fly and that's what the Cowboys need. At this stage, give me a run-first, develop-second type of receiver.
5th Round (166th overall) Brandon Williams, DE/OLB, Texas Tech - The more I look at this list, I find it hard to think the Cowboys will wait this long to get a pass rusher. But at this stage in the draft, you need to find those "tweeners" who are looking for a position. Williams led the Big XII last year with 11 sacks. He might lack the size at 6-5, 252 to play every snap, but he wouldn't be asked to do that right away. For starters, he could be a nickel pass-rusher, which is something he already knows how to do. The Cowboys visited with Williams during "Dallas Day" earlier this week.
5th Round (172nd overall) Michael Thomas, WR, Arizona - OK, so if Wallace doesn't work out, the Cowboys can fall back on yet another receiver. At this point in the draft, you're looking for value. Michael Thomas has value, if he indeed can last this long. At 5-8, 185 pounds, Thomas is lacking size, but is a strong receiver who can play the slot and is a good punt returner. He runs good routes and can catch the football, two things he did very well in two workouts. His ability to contribute in two areas would make him a solid pick.
6th Round (197th overall) Jasper Brinkley, LB, South Carolina - Here's some help for the inside linebacker position. Obviously, I think the Cowboys have some depth at this spot with Bradie James, Keith Brooking and, yes, Bobby Carpenter. But depth is always needed and Brinkley could give that, along with some special teams help. The 6-2, 265-pound backer has great size, he just hasn't played a lot, having transferred from the junior college ranks and then getting injured as a junior. But he's a solid tackler and would be a good fit in a 3-4 scheme.
6th Round (208th overall) Dan Gay, OT, Baylor - The Cowboys would be pleased to land the "other" Baylor offensive tackle. Gay played opposite Jason Smith, who is projected to be the first or second overall pick. But in his own right, Gay is a good prospect, mainly because of his size. At 6-4, 314, he's got plenty of strength. And you know he's faced some stiff competition with opposing teams often looking to get their best pass-rusher away from Smith. Still, Gay held his own. And he's still learning. Gay came to Baylor as a defensive tackle but switched to offense his last two years.
7th Round (210th overall) Bear Pascoe, TE, Fresno State - For the name alone, you've got to get this guy, right? Actually, he looks every bit like a Bear as well. He's not Jason Witten by any means, but he's just a big, thumping tight end who would probably be No. 3 on the depth chart. He could be used in goal line sets. But despite his 6-5, 260-pound frame, Pascoe could help somewhat in the passing game. He did have 40 catches for 400 yards and four touchdowns as a senior. But with Witten and Martellus Bennett, any tight end