Dallas Cowboys 2015 NFL Draft: Jerry Jones says “drafting a RB not urgent”

Owner Jerry Jones had spoken about the 2015 Dallas Cowboys NFL Draft that drafting a running back is not urgent at all. The Dallas Cowboys are rumored to be interested in the service of running back Adrian Peterson to appease the absence of DeMarco Murray. However, Jones is not involved in the trade talks about Peterson at all.

Jones said:

“It’s not urgent. It’s not urgent in the draft,” he said. “We don’t have that as a must to come out of here with a running back.”

Jones believes that the Cowboys have enough running backs to contend with next season. Darren McFadden, Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams are in the depth chart of the running backs.

“Yes, if we had to,” he said. “Yes. Again, is running back an area of interest position-wise? Certainly. Certainly it is. But my opinion is we could play with the running backs we’ve got right now and play well.”

The Cowboys owned the 27th overall in the first round and Jones implied that they can take the best player available at that time. Probably, running backs in the draft like Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon would have been picked already before Dallas could select either of them. To get the best possible player would be a great strategy.

Without Murray’s numbers, the Cowboys season is still uncertain. Tony Romo had found success when Murray was playing effectively on the ground. McFadden might be the No. 1 running back in the chart, but he averaged 3.5 yards per carry in the last three years.

After running back position, the Cowboys might be looking at DE, DT, LB and CB. If the Cowboys would find Gurley in the 27th, then Jones might be selecting him, paving the way for the Cowboys to add another running back.

Round One: 27th overall
Round Two: 28th (60th overall)
Round Three: 27th (91st overall)
Round Four: 28th (127th overall)
Round Five: 27th (163rd overall)
Round Seven: 19th (236th overall), and 26th (243rd overall)

Trade is expected in the first round. While the Adrian Peterson option might have subsided in the past three days, still the Cowboys have not closed the issue. One thing is certain, the Cowboys would be a better team after the draft. The Cowboys might utilize trading to get other players, they will likely improve.

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