IRVING, Texas --By trading up to No. 6 for LSU's Morris Claiborne -- the consensus top defensive player in this year's draft -- the Cowboys have sunk even more cash into the cornerback position.
Since last August, the Cowboys re-signed slot corner Orlando Scandrick and signed prize free agent Brandon Carr to contracts totaling roughly $75 million.
The immediate question is this: what's the future for Mike Jenkins, who's entering the final year of his contract?
Carr is a long-term fixture for sure. Unless there's a surprise move to safety in his future, which would seem highly unlikely, Claiborne will immediately compete for a starting job opposite Carr.
Many are already speculating the Cowboys could attempt to move Jenkins or Scandrick. Keep in mind that Jenkins is coming off major shoulder surgery in January and isn't ready to return yet.
We'll hear more on this from Cowboys brass later tonight, but it's possible the Cowboys are keeping all four for 2012 -- loading up on corners against the NFC's high-powered passing offenses.
Corners in today's wide-open NFL are like pass rushers -- you can never have too many. The Cowboys just got the best one on the board.