Whew, that was a long break from the blogosphere. So many interesting stories to sift through. Super Bowl four days away, Alonzo Spellman back in the slammer, Jason Kidd possibly headed back to Dallas, Johan Santana traded. But alas, perhaps none as interesting as the rumor concerning Jerry Jones possibly trading with the Miami Dolphins for the No.1 overall pick in April's NFL Draft, ostensibly to be Arkansas RB Darren McFadden.
At first I laughed it off. I thought no way, Dallas doesn't have the ammunition for such a move. That was before I learned that the deal would involve Pro Bowler Marion Barber. Then it got interesting. Not that I'm necessarily in favor of Dallas trading Barber away, but some interesting scenarios did invade my cranium.
1. I would not send both No. 1's and Barber. Too many other needs at WR and CB. Instead, I would send Miami the No. 22 pick, this year's 3rd and 5th round picks, next year's 3rd, Barber, and Bobby Carpenter. Parcells drafted Carpenter, and I'm sure he would take him back. I know Dallas may still be high on him, but no one needs a first round bust playing special teams, and Miami will need linebackers.
2. No. 22, Barber, this year's 2nd, 4th and 5th rounders and next years 3rd. Not my favorite idea. Too many picks to give up.
3. Stand pat and take WR Limas Sweed from UT at 22 and RB Felix Jones at 28. As electrifying as McFadden is, Jones also looks like something special. He can catch passes out of the backfield, he's got the speed to go with Barber's power and would perfectly complement the Dallas backfield. I understand Jerry wants to make a splash, and normally I would be all for it, but he's looking past the obvious fact that even if he gets McFadden he will have to sign another running back to complement him.
Should be interesting.
P.S. Welcome back, Roy Jones.