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BTB Hosts A Scouts Roundtable On Grading The Current Cowboys Roster

Have you ever wondered what a professional scout thinks about the Dallas Cowboys roster? Ever want to compare your evaluation of where the team is with someone who actually gets paid to rate players?

Well rabblerousr of Blogging The Boys has kicked off a multi-part series where he does just that; a round table discussion with two of BTB's most esteemed members. Professional NFL Scout "Birddog26" as well as Drafttek's offensive line guru "Long Ball" join rabble in Part One, Grading The Roster.

Here's what they think of the wide receiving corps:

Wide Receiver:
Long Ball: 7 - This score assumes Bryant and Austin are healthy, Robinson is re-signed, Radway comes back from injury and Holmes progresses.
Birddog: 9 - They have two solid starters in Austin and Bryant, and Robinson is already looking for a house in Dallas. I look for a hell of a battle for the other spots by the young guys.

As they go position by position, both have an issue with the depth at the inside linebacker position:

Inside Linebacker:
Birddog: 5 - They have a great player in Lee but he’s the only one who has proven he can play. I feel Carter will be a very good--if not great--ILB, but we have not seen it yet. Brooking and James are not good fits in Rob Ryan's scheme, so they need to find a starter (possibly Carter) as well as backups.
Long Ball: 5 - I’m splitting the difference based on "potential": Lee is a stud, and we hope Carter is too. But there’s no experienced depth (although I do want to see more of Lemon).

Head on over to Blogging The Boys to check out the entire article, and continue to check for the remainder of the series today and tomorrow.

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