The Dallas Cowboys cannot pass on Ezekiel Elliott. You have to take the best player available, and Elliott is that guy. I understand that the Cowboys fans want the team to take a defensive end, but you have to remember the Cowboys do have two defensive ends that could and should start, the problem is both are suspended for the first four games of the season. After those four games they are good to go.
If I am the Dallas Cowboys I go out and sign two decent free agent defensive ends that are available and give them one year deals.
Cowboys should sign Jason Jones and George Selvie. Both are solid free agents and could be signed to one year deals. The team just saved money by lowering the cap of Brandon Carr, and with that cap space I would sign these two defensive ends. That would give me Jones and Selvie along with Gregory and Lawrence when they return. Then the Cowboys would have a nasty rotation.
The Cowboys can then draft the player that could make a world of difference for their team. His name is Zeke and he is very similar to Emmitt Smith. Elliott can catch out the backfield, he can run and his vision is insane. Him behind the offensive line that the Cowboys have makes so much sense.
The Cowboys also have a question mark on Tony Romo because he is just coming off of surgery. When the pressure was not on Tony Romo the Cowboys folded last year. They cannot expect him to carry the entire team at his age. When they relied on DeMarco Murray the year before everything worked out well. This year they can rely on Elliott and it will take pressure off of Romo. I cannot imagine the Cowboys passing on Zeke. They would be crazy if they do.
If the Cowboys do draft Ezekiel Elliott I am calling it, Cowboys make the playoffs and win the NFC East.