The Dallas Cowboys drafted seven players in the 2013 NFL Draft and then signed a larger group of undrafted rookies to the team in the coming hours after the draft ended. In total, the Cowboys will have plenty of new talent competing for the opening day 53-man roster. The Cowboys and their fans all fully expect Travis Frederick to start on the offensive line, but is there another draft pick that can start for Dallas this season?
According to Hall of Fame writer for dallasnews.com Rick Gosselin, fourth-round pick B.W. Webb will start at some point for the Cowboys in 2013. It sounds like a stretch, especially since the Cowboys already have Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne as their starting corners but Gosselin believes that Webb will challenge Orlando Scandrick for the nickel corner, which he equates to being a starter in these days of the NFL.
“If Webb proves to be the better player this summer, he will supplant Scandrick as the nickel corner,” Gosselin writes. “Webb will wind up starting for this team at some point in the future…He’s not going to challenge either Carr or Claiborne any time soon, but Scandrick better bring his A-game to training camp.”
Those words should be music to every Cowboys fans’ ears because it means not only did the Cowboys draft a good player in the fourth-round, but the Cowboys are also creating competition throughout the roster, something Jason Garrett preaches. Remember, Scandrick was at his best when he was battling with Mike Jenkins for playing time early in his career and the hope is that the competition will make both players better.
The Cowboys told fans to remember the name “B.W. Webb” after the draft and it appears as though Gosselin agrees with that assessment. If Webb winds up starting for the Cowboys in 2013, it will be a pick wisely spent.