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Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Updated: April 23, 11:06 AM ET
Draft dilemma: Cowboys' No. 5 pick

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From now until the draft (April 26-27), ESPN.com will allow you to play general manager in a certain draft dilemma. We asked users to send in their suggestions for who Dallas should select. Click here to read some of the responses.

Who should the Cowboys select with the No. 5 pick?

Terence Newman

TERENCE
NEWMAN

Year: Senior
Height: 5-10 3/8
Weight: 189
Position: CB
College: Kansas St.

Last year, the Cowboys drafted two defensive backs (safety Roy Williams and cornerback Derek Ross) who should be fixtures in the secondary for quite some time. Can you imagine how much better the unit would be with the addition of a shutdown corner like Newman? The Cowboys have several holes, but drafting Newman would make their secondary arguably their best unit.

Byron Leftwich

BYRON
LEFTWICH

Year: Senior
Height: 6-5 3/8
Weight: 241
Position: QB
College: Marshall

If the 'Boys can point to one thing that's contributed most to their recent struggles, it's been the lack of offensive production. Between Troy Aikman struggling to stay healthy and Anthony Wright, Quincy Carter and Chad Hutchinson being forced into action, Dallas has not had a bonafide threat at quarterback. If Leftwich (or Carson Palmer) is available, the 'Boys need to strongly consider pulling the trigger.

Terrell Suggs

TERRELL
SUGGS

Year: Junior
Height: 6-3 3/8
Weight: 262
Position: DE
College: Arizona St.

The Cowboys signed La'Roi Glover last offseason in hopes of improving their pass rush. Statistically, his presence didn't spark a big change as Dallas finished second to last in the NFC with just 24 sacks. Even though some folks question Suggs' speed, he had to be doing something right to register 24 sacks last year.

Jimmy Kennedy

JIMMY
KENNEDY

Year: Senior
Height: 6-4
Weight: 322
Position: DT
College: Penn State

Kennedy won't register Suggs-like numbers, but his presence inside alongside Glover would improve the Cowboys' pass rush. The addition of Kennedy should allow Dallas' current ends Greg Ellis and Ebenezer Ekuban to make more plays and take some of the heat off its young secondary.