Cowboys take Louis Nix at 16. #KRM
Dallas Cowboys – 16th Pick – Louis Nix III
Owner, President, General Manager – Jerry Jones
The guy pretty much does everything except clean his own glasses. It’s all his call which makes him a fascinating figure come draft time because no one has any clue what he is doing or thinking.
Head Coach – Jason Garrett
He has three straight 8-8 seasons and I am of the opinion that he actually has some job security since he seems to be completely cool with Jerry Jones being the center of the universe. Would love to see him get a chance outside of Dallas just for my own curiosity.
The roster picture above makes the needs of the Cowboys pretty evident. Let’s just start with anything on the front 7. Here are some Cowboy nuggets from last year to chomp on for a while:
- Yards allowed – 6645 (Last)
- PPG – 27.5 (26th)
- First Downs Allowed – 388 (Last)
- 3rd Downs – 43.3 (29th)
- Penalties – 112 (29th)
Most Surprising Stat – 27/20. The Cowboys are a +7 in Turnover Margin.
The bottom line is this a horrible defensive football team which leads me to a few candidates for them to ponder at #16. Before I do that though let me move in another direction for a second.
We all know how Jerry Jones thinks. Dollar signs. Searching for that glory hole.1
The following will not apply in the KRM because this player is no longer on the board.
The Cowboys draft room however will be a very interesting place to be if we get to 16 and Johnny Manziel is still on the board. Jerry cares about the show. The dollar signs. Remember that we are talking about a guy who slapped a Cowboys logo on a pink thong and then thought to himself “WOMEN WILL BUY THIS ITEM AT THE VICTORIA’S SECRET STORE THAT I OPEN INSIDE MY OWN STADIUM” and it worked.
Texas man. Texas.
Tony Romo is coming off a major back surgery and if any owner was ever going to make a crazy splash just remember that Jerry thinks differently than most. Romo would also turn into a coveted asset which he could use to build his defense.
Louis Nix III – Notre Dame – DT
Mountain of a man with good feet who suffered last year fighting off some injuries and being the main focus of his opponent. Looking back a previous season he is the guy who freed up space so that we all found out about an imaginary girlfriend. Instant upgrade to the defense who takes up space and will help the run game. Downside is he tends to get emotional which fits right in Dallas.
Kony Ealy – Missouri – DE
If the Cowboys choose to go the pass rusher route this looks to be the best fit for them. A young replacement for Ware who can use his athletic ability to do one thing and one thing only: get to the QB and cause problems. Not going to help you much dropping back or in the run game. (Pretty much everything that Mingo should have been for the Browns last year, line him up all over the place, blow up the QB)
Timmy Jernigan – Florida State – DT
Helped anchor a line for the National Champs. Little bit smaller and faster than Nix. Most reports talk about great hands and struggling with moving off the ball. This would be a reach here.
The audible swearing you will hear in Dallas when Aaron Donald goes off the board will be heard in NE Ohio. I think he is the top target that the Cowboys have in their sights but now Jerry is faced with two options. Do the right thing for his football team or go in a total different direction? Think Marqise Lee or my Manziel theory if he is available.
At the end of the day he does the right thing and selects Louis Nix III and instantly improves the biggest hole on his team.
Thanks GRR. MGBode up tomorrow with the Ravens’ pick
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