Dane Brugler, senior NFL draft analyst for NFLDraftScout.com, answered your questions on the upcoming draft and the Cowboys during a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:
How much does the Dez departure really change the Cowboys draft strategy? Should they definitely go WR in Round 1 now?
Brugler: The front office knew this was coming so nothing has changed from their perspective. From a fan perspective, many believe the No. 19 pick has to be a wide receiver now. And it might be, but it doesn't have to be. Nothing has changed. Linebackers like Leighton Vander Esch (Boise State) and Rashaan Evans (Alabama) are both strong candidates there. And others like DT Da'Ron Payne (Alabama), DE Harold Landry (Boston College) and OT Mike McGlinchey (Notre Dame) cannot be ruled out. Wide receivers are right there in the mix, notably Calvin Ridley (Alabama) and DJ Moore (Maryland). Even though the Dez release sent shock waves through the Cowboys fanbase, not much has changed in terms of the first-round plan for Dallas.
What do you think the Cowboys will do with the cap room created by Dez?