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Cowboys Still Have Depth Concerns As Draft Enters Final Day

I did an impromptu poll on twitter and on Blogging The Boys, and at a rate of almost 10-to-1, most fans agreed that they liked the format of the draft when it was Saturday and Sunday. I'm sure the NFL will tell you differently based on the highest ratings in history or something of the sort.

Regardless, the new format had Dallas making a first round selection on Thursday, then due to their trade up, only one pick on Friday. While I'm happy with the haul, it hasn't exactly been a fulfilling way to spend 7 total hours. Now, however, the Cowboys will be on the clock in every round and the wait won't be as long between selections. It will be much easier to remain engaged as the franchise looks to continue it's transition.

So what holes are left to fill?

Dallas could use a developmental QB; and all things being equal I'd be estatic to see Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins fall to 113 and Stephen and Jerry snap him up to be Romo's heir.

Of course, the interior of the offensive line hasn't been addressed, but you have to wonder with so many young players already on the roster plus the free agents that were signed; how big of a priority is this for Dallas? Probably a 5th or 6th rounder would be my guess. They have to improve over Phil Costa's 2011 performance, but do they think that's already solved in-house?

Will they look for a Felix Jones replacement back? Possible, there are a lot of intriguing runners still on the board.

On defense, a fourth inside linebacker is needed to complete the rotation plus you have to wonder if the team is happy with the outside linebacker depth of Victor Butler and Alex Albright.By the way, Anthony Spencer is on a one-year deal if you've forgotten.

Also, even though it's a weak safety class, you can't rule out that this is now the weakest link of the team since the corner position has been addressed.

Depth concerns; certainly a better problem to have than searching for NFL starters. When you've reached that level, you can finally begin to get excited that the rebuilding process is starting to take effect.

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