Entries by Nate Trumble

Final Mock Draft of 2009

Another crazy year of mock drafts has come to an end. If I’ve learned anything from previous years of mocking the Cowboys, it’s that you just can’t predict it. Jerry is a wheeler and dealer and no one is gonna change that. So I imagine, there will be other deals, some even involving current players, […]

Cowboys Have the Talent to Contend in ’09

The minute the schedule was released, the media went haywire attacking the Cowboys and predicting a disappointing season. As a change of pace, here is a comment that does quite the opposite. Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News talks about the final four in 2009. Here’s what he had to say about one of the two […]

Mock Talk 4

With the draft less than two weeks away, I decided to do another mock draft with the current Cowboy’s issue of Miles Austin possibly leaving for the Jets a main focus. We will have to adjust some contracts to make room for the draft class, Demarcus Ware’s new contract and our new receiver, Tory Holt, […]

The Miles Austin Sweepstakes

The Miles Austin Sweepstakes is on and it looks like, because of the “poison pill” contract, he very well might become a New York Jet should they decide he is worth giving up their second round draft pick. (52nd overall)  With Patrick Crayton and Sam Hurd (who is yet to sign his restricted offer) battling […]

Greg Ellis: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

Greg Ellis is in the last year of his reworked contract and is scheduled to count $6.25 million against the 2009 cap. The Cowboys must decide if Ellis’ level of play versus that huge cap hit is worth it this year. Depth behind Ware and Spencer is a definite concern as well. With only special […]

Mock Talk 3… Now With Trades

(2) Trade #51, #117 & #166 to 49ers for #43 and select Sean Smith CB/FS Utah Solid depth in our secondary. Look this guy up. He has it all! (3) 69. Michael Hamlin SS Clemson A tall hard hitting young safety to provide depth behind Sensabaugh.     (4) 101. Scott McKillop ILB Pittsburgh One […]

New Mock Draft and WR Perspective

Now that we have the official draft order, I decided to update my mock draft. I didn’t take a WR because Stanback needs a chance to prove himself in camp. If Jerry decides he hasn’t shown significant improvement, I believe he will go after a free agent to fill the fifth spot. As for Hurd […]

Let’s Talk O-Line

The 2008 season proved just how bad things could get without a deep O-line. With starting Left Guard Kyle Kosier out, the Cowboys relied on an often over-powered and over-matched Cory Procter to fill his shoes until he came back. The problem was, three games was all you would get from Kyle that year, leaving […]

A Few Pre Draft Day Thoughts

I thought I’d have a little fun today. Here are a couple of trades that I believe would really benefit the Cowboys going forward. Trade Greg Ellis Send our second round pick (51) and Greg Ellis to Cleveland for their second round pick (37) The Cleveland Browns desperately need a 3-4 rush outside linebacker as Willie […]

Current Positional List of Importance

Well, my draft list of positional importance has shifted again. With the signings of Jon Kitna and Keith Brooking and the loss of both Joe Berger and Chris Canty, this slightly shifts my list around. Sitting on top of that list now, very solidly might I add, is STRONG SAFETY. Yep strong safety, not free. […]

Decisions at QB in ’09

In 2008 we saw how bad it could get if our field general, Tony Romo, went down for any extended period of time. The strength of the backup position was worse than most of us knew as former Super Bowl winner, Brad Johnson, proved his days of even managing a game are far behind him. […]