2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft - The Dallas Cowboys Select....

For the ninth pick in the second-annual Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, Jim0ijk selected for the Dallas Cowboys, who have the standard three picks available.  Here is the pick...

With the ninth pick in the 2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select...

Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina

This is a worst-case scenario for the Cowboys. The Cowboys had hoped that Blain Gabbert would already be picked, and possibly Anthony Castonzo, allowing others to fall. The Cowboys need defense, especially a 3-4 defensive end, defensive backs, and a right tackle. The Cowboys had hoped that Marcell Dareus would fall here, but he has been rising up draft boards too quickly. Failing that, they wanted Peterson, Amukamara, or Miller, but they are all gone. We would like to trade down, but the powers that be said no, shut up and do what we said but it’s against the rules. So, the choice comes down to Quinn and Castonzo.;

The Cowboys Defense ranked No. 26 against the pass, and No. 31 in scoring, while the offense was in the top ten in most categories. The defense has holes throughout while the offense needs some help on the line. Still Castonzo was very tempting. There is something to be said for taking a strength and turning it into an overwhelming advantage. If the offense was a little better at running the ball, they might be able to almost win games by themselves, and at least help the defense by holding the ball longer. However, Castonnzo is a natural left tackle, and there will be right tackles available in the second and third round.

Quinn is the last of the elite defensive difference makers and the Cowboys cannot pass on that. Demarcus Ware had 15.5 sacks in 2010, but the next highest total on the team was five, by Anthony Spencer. Drafting Quinn to play opposite Ware puts elite pass rushers on either side of the line. Quinn will also contribute in nickel situations at DE. This should allow the defense to generate more sacks and turnovers, and give the offense better field position, and ultimately win games.

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Draft Overview:

Team Picked By Name/Positon of Pick
Carolina James Shively Nick Fairley / DT
Denver sexsalad Patrick Peterson / CB
Buffalo Elguapo09 Von Miller / OLB
Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 A.J. Green / WR
Arizona Broski Da'Quan Bowers / DE
Cleveland Joe Goodberry Marcell Dareus / DL
San Francisco Heybrown Prince Amukamara/CB
Tennessee Oxalis Cam Newton/ QB
Dallas Jim0ijk Robert Quinn/ DE
Washington Pardon_My_French
Houston Joe27
Minnesota CarsonOrBust
Detroit The_Black_Stripes
St. Louis Jaegner
Miami JaredM
Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
New England (from Oakland / Seymour) UpStateMike
San Diego Quickslant
New York Giants TheDealio
Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
Kansas City Indesignkat
Indianapolis Ddbumpus
Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
New Orleans FriarBob
Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
Baltimore FriarBob
Atlanta TruWhoDey
New England UpStateMike
Chicago Bsmith4256
New York Jets Polo_614
Pittsburgh Jason Garrison
Green Bay Sean Weaver
New England (from Carolina / Armanti Edwards) UpStateMike
Buffalo Elguapo09
Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
Denver sexsalad
Cleveland Jason Garrison
Arizona Broski
Tennessee Oxalis
Dallas Jim0ijk
Washington Pardon_My_French
Houston Joe27
Minnesota CarsonOrBust
Detroit The_Black_Stripes
San Francisco Heybrown
Denver (from Miami / Brandon Marshall) sexsalad
St. Louis Jaegner
Oakland NoodleXV
Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
San Diego Quickslant
Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
New York Giants TheDealio
Indianapolis Ddbumpus
Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
Kansas City Indesignkat
New Orleans FriarBob
Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
Baltimore Joe Goodberry
Atlanta TruWhoDey
New England UpStateMike
San Diego (from NYJets / Antonio Cromartie) Quickslant
Chicago Bsmith4256
Pittsburgh FriarBob
Green Bay Sean Weaver
Carolina James Shively
Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
Denver sexsalad
Buffalo Elguapo09
Arizona Broski
Cleveland FriarBob
Dallas Jim0ijk
New Orleans (from Washington / Jammal Brown) FriarBob
Houston Joe27
New England (from Minnesota / Randy Moss) UpStateMike
Detroit The_Black_Stripes
San Francisco Heybrown
Tennessee Oxalis
St. Louis Jaegner
Miami JaredM
Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
Oakland NoodleXV
San Diego Quickslant
New York Giants TheDealio
Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
Kansas City Indesignkat
Indianapolis Ddbumpus
New Orleans FriarBob
San Diego (from Seattle / Charlie Whitehurst) Quickslant
Baltimore Jason Garrison
Atlanta TruWhoDey
New England UpStateMike
Chicago Bsmith4256
New York Jets Polo_614
Pittsburgh Joe Goodberry
Green Bay Sean Weaver
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