Player Spotlight---Nick Toon
As the season has unfolded it is pretty obvious the Cowboys are razor thin at wide receiver and that has certainly hurt the team. Dez Bryant appears to be a beast but his off-field issues and injury concerns makes him far from a dependable player game in and game out at this point in his career. On the other side Miles Austin and his tender hamstrings makes him also a risky player to not have some better depth behind. When healthy Austin and Bryant may be one of the top tandem of receivers but to make a serious run we need to improve depth behind them. Kevin Ogletree, Laurent Robinson and Dwayne Harris are nice players but they are not scaring anyone.
Dallas needs another big target so that we can create matchup problems when we go to three wide receiver sets and also have a player who can push the starters as right now Bryant and Austin have no fear of losing their jobs to the guys behind them.
With that said no player in college football fits the mold of the type of player Jason Garrett likes more than Nick Toon. Toon is a 5th year senior (mature), son of a former NFL player (so the NFL won’t be overwhelming for him), a team captain, and plays for Wisconsin offensive coordinator, Paul Chryst, a former coach and friend of Jason Garrett. Nick Toon appears to be almost the anti-Dez Bryant a hard working wide receiver coming in with no questions about off-field behavior. Depending on where we finish if Nick Toon is available in round two it should be a sprint to the podium by the Cowboys to announce his selection.