Updated Team Needs

With just days remaining until the 2007 NFL Draft, here's an updated look at the Dallas Cowboys and their team needs.

TEAM NEEDS: Wide Receiver, cornerback, defensive tackle.

WIDE RECEIVER: The Cowboys do not need a starter at receiver this year, but it is a position that must be addressed for the future. Remember both Terrell Owens and Terry Glenn will be 33 this season. It is not guaranteed that one or both will be back in 2008. Given that third receiver Patrick Crayton will be an unrestricted free agent after this season, it is conceivable that the Cowboys could be without two or all three of their top three receivers next season.

Also remember this is an especially deep year at wide receiver in the draft with players such as Calvin Johnson, Dwayne Jarrett, Robert Meachem and Tedd Ginn all possibly going in the first round.

Look for the Cowboys to address their need for a younger wide receiver at some point in the first two rounds.

CORNERBACK: The Cowboys have one true lockdown corner in Terence Newman but right cornerback Anthony Henry was hobbled by a knee injury last season and could be moved to safety. While it may not be the most pressing need this offseason, it wouldn't hurt to build depth at a position.

Michigan's Leon Hall headlines a list of at least four corners who could go in the first round. Dallas has said to be interested in Texas' Aaron Ross, but will they spend a first round draft pick to get him? Probably not.

DEFENSIVE TACLE: Jason Ferguson had a solid year at nose tackle in 2006 after struggling in his first year with the Cowboys in 2005. He should be fine next year but the Cowboys have no depth behind him. He needs someone, outside of last year's sixth-round pick Montavious Stanley, to help spell him in 2007. The Cowboys also need to find a nose tackle for the future.

UPDATED PLAYER/PERSONNEL NOTES * CB Jacques Reeves signed his restricted free-agent tender of $850,000. Reeves is a four-year veteran who has served as the team's fourth corner the past three years. He is also one of the Cowboys best special teams players.

* SS Abram Elam and DT Montavious Stanley have re-signed with the Cowboys.

Both players were exclusive right free agents who received one-year contract offers of $360,000.

Elam joined the Cowboys last season as a rookie undrafted free agent. He played in 15 games, mostly as a special teams performer and had 14 tackles.

Stanley was a sixth-round pick of the Cowboys in 2006. However, he was released in training camp and had brief stints with St. Louis (practice squad) and Jacksonville (played in three games). He re-signed with the Cowboys in November for depth purposes, but did not get much playing time.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "He's taking over a playoff team, so there's some pressure with that. It's not a 5-11 team. Anything short of the playoffs and winning a playoff game is going to be viewed as a disappointment." -- Former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman on new Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips.

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