IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys’ Twitter mailbag is ready.
In it we discuss:
The leading rusher
Away we go:Jalen Ramsey, I wouldn't trade up for him. It would likely cost next year's No. 1 pick. The Cowboys can't trade away such collateral. And with the fourth pick they should be able to land a cornerstone type player. Now, as far as trading down, I would entertain it but I would have to be overwhelmed to make the move. Again, with the fourth pick you should get a cornerstone player. But if you can add picks - a future first or second or third round picks - then you would have to think about it. The Cowboys have multiple needs on both sides of the ball and having multiple bites at the apple would help them fill those holes.
Tony Romo had in 2013. The Cowboys expect him to be fully ready to go for training camp and it is possible he does some work in the June mini-camp. The Cowboys were surprised at the extent of the surgery Lawrence needed but his age should help him recover just fine. He turns 24 on Saturday. The Cowboys certainly need Lawrence at full health. He led the Cowboys in sacks last year and they have not upgraded the position in free agency. There's been talk of the Cowboys using the fourth pick in the draft on a defensive end but I can see the Cowboys using multiple picks on pass rushers.
Joseph Randle would be the leading rusher in 2015, maybe I'm not the right person to ask. But I'd go with Darren McFadden right now. I want to see what Alfred Morris looks like on the field before getting on that bandwagon. His numbers have gone down every year. I don't know what's left. I'm not sure how McFadden will fare either, but he will get the first crack at things. You mention mid-round pick, but I still wonder if Ezekiel Elliott could be in the mix at No. 4 or a second-round back as well. I've been on the Kenneth Dixon bandwagon. He could be a third-round option but I'm not sure he would be the lead back right away. Now Elliott? I think he'll be a star from the first day.