Dallas Cowboys Shore Up Offensive Line in 4th Round of NFL Draft
Jason Garrett has made moves in the 2011 NFL Draft to fix problematic areas in his first full season as Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys. The offensive line has long been a a problem for the Cowboys and the 2011 NFL Draft has shown the Cowboys committed to shoring it up with their 1st Round pick of Tackle Tyron Smith from USC and today’s 4th Round selection with Guard David Arkin of Missouri State.
Arkin was All Missouri Valley Conference the past 2 seasons and started all 44 games of collegiate career. He red shirted his first season with the Bears. Arkin’s durability was key for Dallas selecting him and his versatility to move to different positions will benefit a unit that hasn’t been the healthiest in recent seasons.
The Cowboys 5th Round selection addressed a need for the defensive secondary with Defensive Back Josh Thomas from the University of Buffalo.