Is anyone else not surprised by the Dallas Cowboys‘ absolutely terrible pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft? The team desperately needed help on the offensive line, but team owner and general manager Jerry Jones once again proved his incompetence when it comes to building a winning team by trading down and taking Wisconsin center Travis Frederick at No. 31 overall.
Sure, the Cowboys need a center, but not one they could have gotten in the third round. Frederick was rated as a late second-round pick at best and the Cowboys absolutely blew their chance to upgrade their offensive line with a ton of talent early in the first round. Dallas didn’t trade up to take one of the six elite offensive linemen, so all of them were gone by pick No. 18. Thus, Jones decided to trade down to the San Francisco 49ers‘ pick, which would have been a good move had Dallas taken a player worth a first-round selection.
Phil Costa is terrible and Ryan Cook isn’t exactly an anchor up front, but Frederick is an absolutely horrible pick at No. 31 overall, so the team didn’t improve its very weak unit whatsoever. Sure, the Cowboys got an extra third-round pick that might turn out to be a silver lining, but the team blew a golden opportunity to make life easier for Tony Romo and you can bet your bottom dollar it will come back to haunt them.