5 Moves the Dallas Cowboys Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

5 Moves the Dallas Cowboys Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

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Jerry Jones resisted the urge to take Johnny Manziel in the first round. This was just one example of why Jones is a changed man from his recent drafts. While there were some questionable picks, the Cowboys filled their needs with good football players. Here are five moves the Cowboys should make before the 2014 NFL season starts.

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5. Tyson Alualu

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5. Tyson Alualu

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Tyson Alualu is an extremely talented football player, but he doesn't get much notoriety because he plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Cowboys could use another pass rusher, even with the additions of Demarcus Lawrence and Ben Gardner in the draft. Alualu wouldn't cost a lot of money and he would be a nice mentor to the younger players on the roster.

4. Make Brian Waters a Part of the Coaching Staff

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4. Make Brian Waters a Part of the Coaching Staff

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When the Cowboys signed Brian Waters in the middle of the 2012 season, their offensive line play was immediately better. The Cowboys have three young, talented linemen in Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, and Zack Martin. Waters could help these guys in the future. Leon Lett has done great things with the defensive line, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to bring in a coach to help Bill Callahan.

3. Kyle Cook

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3. Kyle Cook

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Kyle Cook has the ability to play guard and center. God forbid if any offensive linemen goes down, the Cowboys don't have a ton of depth. By trading for Cook, it would cost the Cowboys a late-round pick and it also would be a smart decision because of his ability to play three positions on the offensive line.

2. Shea McClellin

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2. Shea McClellin

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When the Chicago Bears drafted Shea McClellin in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, it was questionable to say the least. Regardless, Rod Marinelli coached McClellin in Chicago and he would get the most out of him. McClellin has been labeled as a bust by Bear fans and there is no doubt that he is expendable. The transition wouldn't be hard either, as McClellin has always played in the 4-3 defense.

1. Re-Sign Dez Bryant and Tyron Smith

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1. Re-Sign Dez Bryant and Tyron Smith

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By releasing DeMarcus Ware and Miles Austin, the Cowboys created some cap space for this season. Although they will have to sign their draft picks, the Cowboys have to decide when they want to re-sign Dez Bryant and Tyron Smith. Both were Pro Bowlers in 2013 and both are key cogs on this offense. It would be a good idea to re-sign Bryant and Smith early, rather than later.


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