So the Cowboys have made their final cuts, and there are definitely some surprises, to say the least.
First, we've decided to go with only 2 QB's again. Sure they may sign Moore to the practice squad, if he clears waivers of course. Just a few months ago, they Cowboys draft, for a while, contemplated drafting Brady Quinn. They have also not extended Romo's contract yet. So there's still a question as to whether they have finally found Aikman's replacement. So why not keep a young guy that obviously has some skills? A guy that can sit and learn from Romo and Brad Johnson.
They've decided to go with 2 fullbacks (Garret wants to bring the FB back) and 3 TE's. Much is made about Curtis' blocking ability, which begs the question, why did we draft Fasano? If we're going to run the two TE formation at times, we can pick up a blocking TE in the late rounds or as a free agent. Why use a second round choice on a guy that will never start.
My biggest concern is still WR. I don't care what Mickey Spagnola says, Stanback is still a long ways away from contributing to this football team. And it's not like he's going to be returning kicks, that Tyson Thompson's job. So we used a 4th round pick for a guy that's not good enough to play QB in this league, and is a couple of years away from contributing at WR. So if TO goes down, or Glenn stays out, we have NO ONE that can come in and play.
They kept 10 offensive lineman. Good decision. Flozell has had some injury problems, and Marten and McQuistan both had good preseason's.
I know I said in my last blog that Aaron Glenn has lost a step, but I didn't think we'd actually cut him. Especially since we don't know how long Newman will be out. I don't think Jacques Reeves or Nate Jones are ready to start for a significant length of time.
6 safeties?? Are you serious. Yes I know we need guys to play special teams, but c'mon. 2 QB's and 6 safeties. Seems odd to say the least.