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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Dallas Cowboys have been looking at a variety of defensive players in the upcoming draft hoping to find a way to be competitive again. With Dez Bryant speaking out about how he would like the Cowboys to draft Jalen Ramsey, it makes sense that Josh Norman would fill in as a good substitute for Ramsey. Norman was one of the best corners in the league and the Cowboys haven’t had a big time cover guy in a long time. By signing Josh Norman the Cowboys can add a marquee defensive back, and then go ahead and draft a defensive front player in the first round of the 2016 draft. Those two moves would easily put the Cowboys back in contention and the rest of the draft could be used on upgrading the offense. Could you imagine Dez Bryant and Josh Norman lining up everyday at practice against each other? The competition that those two would bring everyday would allow both players to elevate their games on Sunday. The two have battled as rivals on the field in the past, but eventually the two players started to respect one another. That dynamic just makes the deal that much sweeter because now those two players can combine their efforts and instead unleash them on other NFL teams. Dallas will recover greatly by having a healthy Romo and Bryant out of the gate. Which they didn’t have a season ago, but the team must also find an insurance policy for Romo in the draft. By opening up the checkbook and signing Norman, it gives the Cowboys the opportunity to get a back up quarterback in the 3rd, or 4th round. A guy that they can groom within their system and develop into the successor of Tony Romo. It all starts by signing Norman and drafting either Joey Bosa, or DeForest Buckner in the first round. When the front office sets the tone by making competent and effective moves, good things happen on the field for football teams. It’s up to Jerry Jones to make this deal happen.
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