Rex Grossman. Tashard Choice. Roy Helu. Jabar Gaffney. Donte Stallworth. Fred Davis. Matt Moore. Brandon Marshall. Brian Hartline. Reggie Bush. Anthony Fasano. Daniel Thomas.
OK… Now… Let’s pretend for a minute that every player in the NFL becomes a free agent and the NFL conducts a draft in which every player in the league is fair game. Are any one of the above skill position players that the Cowboys have faced the last two weeks getting drafted in the first 10 rounds? Brandon Marshall, maybe, and even then, it’s questionable. But otherwise, anybody? Actually, let’s take it a step further. Brandon Marshall aside, anyone getting drafted in the first 20 rounds? Fred Davis, maybe?
Possibly. But I think we can agree that’s a smorgasbord of awfulness, no? And that junk of skill position inferiority listed above has put up 9 scores and 46 points against Rob Ryan’s defense the past two weeks.
Dallas managed to beat both teams, in games that they could have just as easily lost if not for… well… let’s just be honest… luck. Dallas is now 7-4, and the NFC East leader. If that defense continues to play the way it’s playing against the junk it has faced the previous two weeks, the NFC East will be long forgotten by the second week of January.