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Cowboys 2020 NFL mock draft roundup: Check out all the new names showing up for Dallas

Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Variety is the spice of life for Cowboys mock drafts. It wasn’t too long ago that Grant Delpit and Xavier McKinney were basically the only two names you needed to know when it came to Cowboys mock drafts. Sure, you could occasionally find another name thrown in there, but the safeties from LSU and Alabama were all the rage for Cowboys mockers. Instead of continuing that trend and getting to a consensus, things are now starting diverge when it comes to Cowboys mock drafts. New names, new positions, and even a few players on the offensive side...

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2020 NFL Draft: Xavier McKinney is the pick for Cowboys in Mel Kiper’s latest mock

Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via The latest mock draft for the Cowboys goes for a safety. There are almost as many mock drafts out on the internet these days as there are arguments about how much Dak Prescott should be paid, that can only mean that we are in the 2020 NFL offseason. Times sure are interesting but before we know it there will be teams on the clock. Until then, we survive on mock drafts and there are many people that feel confident about predicting what the Dallas Cowboys are going to do. It was two years ago when the Cowboys last had a first-round draft pick to...

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Cowboys 2020 NFL draft prospect: Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus

Photo by Joe Scarnici/ Get to know Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus The 2020 draft class is absolutely loaded with talent at the wide receiver position. From day one to day three, there is depth, talent, and a wide variety of skillsets in this draft class. The Cowboys will likely look to add a receiver at some point in this draft, but where exactly? With so many needs on defense, and bigger needs on offense than a WR (unless Randall Cobb is not re-signed), it will likely be at least until day two that the Cowboys look to use a pick on the wide receiver position (free agency and trade-back...

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Why Jerry Jones “big splash in the draft” comments should be taken seriously, Part II

Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via A pattern may be developing in the Cowboys draft process. Yesterday, we started pondering the legitimacy of Jerry Jones’ “big splash in the draft” reports that leaked out last week. With the team under new management, the organization has removed the influence of Jason Garrett and replaced him with a hands-off player personnel guy, Mike McCarthy. Now, we’ll sit back and wait and see if the Jerry is more free to do the things he want to do, or if the stability of the Cowboys war room will remain in tact. While...

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Denver Broncos 2020 free agent target: WR Amari Cooper

The Denver Broncos could be aggressive on the free agent wide receiver market and target Dallas Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper. Although it goes against many personal preferences, the Denver Broncos could utilize free agency to upgrade their wide receiver position as opposed to the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and there are good […] Denver Broncos 2020 free agent target: WR Amari Cooper - Predominantly Orange - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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The Dallas Cowboys haven’t had consistent success in any round of the NFL draft outside of the first

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Cowboys drafts have nor been consistent, something they need to change. This past season was supposed to be one of extreme promise for the Dallas Cowboys yet they fell well short of expectations by under-delivering during a season following one of legitimate success. That’s who they’ve been for a long time now. Nothing is sustainable. That same sort of philosophy can be extended to covering the way that the team drafts if we look close enough. The Cowboys have had unbelievable success over this past decade with their first-round selections,...

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Why Jerry Jones “big splash in the draft” comments should be taken seriously, Part I

Photo by Tom Pennington/ When it comes to Jerry Jones, all bets are off. Last week, it was speculated that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was prepared to make a big splash in the upcoming NFL Draft. News of this nature is very easy to believe because as we all know - Jerry loves to splash. Since the time he took over as the owner of the Cowboys, he’s always been ready to pull the trigger and make a big move. Even the more grown up Jerry that has graced us these last several years still leak out remnants of his riverboat gambling ways. For example, we’ve all heard him publicly...

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The top target for the Cowboys in 2020 free agency? One name that’s been mentioned

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Should the Cowboys swap out cornerbacks in free agency? To sign Byron Jones or not to sign Byron Jones, that is the question. The Cowboys know that Jones will command a big-time contract in free agency and they are balancing their books with deals coming for Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper. Signing Jones to a huge, multi-year contract might not make the most sense for the organization financially. But if you don’t, how comfortable would the team be rolling out Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis as their top two corners? They could always spend a high draft...

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Which non-football event of the Dallas Cowboys offseason are you most looking forward to?

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Wait, there are things other than football? The cold reality of the offseason is that it is long. Very long. Each year I tend to look through it all with a few checkpoints that we have to hit. There are the obvious things like the NFL Combine, free agency, NFL Draft, so on and so forth, but if I’m being honest then there are some non-football things that I get excited about. We are in the second half of February, past Valentine’s Day, which means that certain events are already behind us. We’ve passed the awards shows and are just about through with the...

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NFL Draft 2020: Best interior OL prospects to fill Cowboys depth chart

Photo by Leon Halip/ Which interior offensive linemen would be intriguing additions to the Cowboys? [In this NFL Draft series, we will spotlight several positions of interest for the Dallas Cowboys. Scouring the landscape of draft gurus, we will put together mini scouting reports and weigh the pros and cons of many available prospects to find the right fit for the Dallas Cowboys come April 2020.] Previously profiled: SAFETIES CORNERBACKS DEFENSIVE TACKLES WIDE RECEIVERS TIGHT ENDS DEFENSIVE ENDS The Cowboys saw their offensive line bounce back in a big way in 2019. After giving up nearly...

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Cowboys news: Mock draft roundup; Byron Jones to the Eagles?

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Here is your daily dose of Cowboys news... Mock Draft Roundup: Early Favorites For No. 17 - Jonny Auping, Dallas Cowboys The Mothership provides a nice mock draft roundup for the Cowboys first-round pick, and no surprise - it’s safety heavy. Chad Reuter, Draft Analyst, NFL.com Xavier McKinney, Safety, Alabama “McKinney’s ability to serve as a ballhawk and attack plays downhill could be a boon to Dallas’ secondary, which intercepted seven passes in all of 2019 (tied for fewest in the league).” Nate Davis, USA Today Grant Delpit, Safety, LSU “No...

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There is speculation that Jerry Jones is looking to make “a big splash” in the 2020 NFL Draft

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports If it’s Jerry and the Cowboys, you can always count on this type of speculation. We are only a few months out from the 2020 NFL Draft and until it arrives speculation about the Dallas Cowboys is going to go in a number of directions. Plenty of people believe that the Cowboys are set to take one of the top safeties in the class, LSU’s Grant Delpit or Alabama’s Xavier McKinney, but what happens in free agency could change a lot. The Cowboys are going to need to do a lot both in free agency and at the draft if they want to be where the Kansas City...

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What should the Dolphins do with QB Josh Rosen?

Photo by Al Pereira/ Miami must decide whether to cut, trade, or keep the 23-year-old QB this offseason. Last year, the Miami Dolphins made several moves on day two of the NFL Draft. Not only did they trade down with Jeff Ireland and the New Orleans Saints to acquire an additional 2020 second-round pick, but they then moved the 62nd-overall pick in 2019, along with a 2020 5th-round pick for 22-year-old Josh Rosen. Editors’ note: The Dolphins will get their 2020 5th-round pick back in the Kenyan Drake trade. And after a meh start vs. the Dallas Cowboys, and two dismal performances vs....

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Five college punters to know in the 2020 NFL draft class

Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Punters are people too! It’s no secret that the Cowboys had a pretty bad special teams group last year. It’s why Mike McCarthy made sure to add John Fassel, one of the most well-respected special teams coordinators in the league, to his coaching staff early on. Punter Chris Jones and his drastic regression was a big part of that. It was just four seasons ago that Jones set a career high in yards per punt and finished tied for 12th best in that figure, but in 2019 Jones not only hit a career low, but was dead last in the league. Jones has a...

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NFL Draft 2020: Any edge rushers in the draft class a good fit for the Cowboys?

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports Could the Cowboys look for edge rush help in the 2020 NFL Draft? [In this NFL Draft series, we will spotlight several positions of interest for the Dallas Cowboys. Scouring the landscape of draft gurus, we will put together mini scouting reports and weigh the pros and cons of many available prospects to find the right fit for the Dallas Cowboys come April 2020.] Previously profiled: SAFETIES CORNERBACKS DEFENSIVE TACKLES WIDE RECEIVERS TIGHT ENDS Now, let’s shift our focus back to the defensive side again and look at this year’s edge rushers. The Cowboys...

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Five things to know about draft talent distribution for the Cowboys draft needs

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports What can we tell by how the talent is spread out in the 2020 draft class? Can you believe the 2020 NFL Draft is just 10 weeks away? If feels like only a week ago we were in front of our television sets watching the Super Bowl. Time flies when you’re having fun, I guess. Unfortunately, it’s going to feel like time is standing still as the slow grueling monotony of the offseason goes into full effect. With so much time our hands, we’ll be spending the next couple months researching the draft as we try to pick out what players are best for this Dallas...

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Five college kickers to know in the 2020 NFL draft class

Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/ The Cowboys could certainly use a reliable kicker this year. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the Cowboys’ special teams unit was bad in 2019. While there were issues all over the place, a big part of the dysfunction stemmed from the inconsistency of kicker Brett Maher. Too often the Cowboys would miss out on points because of a missed field goal that definitely should have been made. They cut Maher and signed journeyman Kai Forbath with three games remaining. Although Forbath was perfect in those games, making all 10 of his field goals...

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NFL.com gives 2019 Dallas Cowboys rookie class the worst grade in the NFC East by far

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ The Cowboys are usually a good drafting team, that wasn’t the case in 2019, at least so far. The Dallas Cowboys have become fairly known for drafting impact players in the first round. As a result of their reputation we were all fascinated to see how the team would fare in a draft when they didn’t have a first-round pick. Dallas flipped their 2019 first-rounder to the Oakland Raiders in order to acquire Amari Cooper and as a result had to be pretty patient when things got going in Nashville almost a year ago. We are only one season into the careers of the...

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NFL 2020 Draft: Three LSU players that the Dallas Cowboys could target in the first round

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The National Champs are loaded with talent in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Dallas Cowboys enter the offseason with a ton of things to check off the to-do list: re-sign Dak Prescott, determine what to do with Amari Cooper, and make tough decisions regarding pass-rusher Robert Quinn and cornerback Byron Jones. Will McClay will have his hands filled with finding prospects in this draft class that can come in and make an immediate impact — especially with how Dallas will be restricted from making too many free agency moves after (likely) locking Prescott up. We...

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Cowboys 2020 draft prospects: Purdue LB Markus Bailey scouting report & interview

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Meet Markus Bailey, a versatile linebacker out Purdue. The Cowboys have a knack for using draft picks on linebackers, and a lot of the linebackers have come with some pre-draft injury flags. From Sean Lee to Jaylon Smith, the Cowboys have a history of getting excellent value on linebackers who have dropped due to an injury. Markus Bailey out of Purdue could be the 2020 version of just this. Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Name: Markus Bailey School: Purdue Height: 6-1 Weight: 240 Class: RS Senior Position:...

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Bengals poised to have second-most valuable draft class

Photo by Joe Robbins/ With just seven picks at the moment, the Bengals are still set up for a successful draft. In all likelihood, the Bengals will have ended up with more than seven picks by the end of this year’s NFL Draft. If they don’t, they’re still set up better than 30 other NFL teams according to one metric. Using the value chart created by former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson, the Bengals have the second-most valuable draft class, trailing just the Miami Dolphins. Tankathon.com put together the full rankings list here. The most valuable pick in the draft is...

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Cowboys roster breakdown: Safety is an area of concern for Dallas

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ We all know Dallas has a lot of personnel work to do. To set up for free agency and the draft, here is a position-by-position review of where they are. We are still a couple of weeks away from the NFL Combine, and free agency is a bit further. With only 49 players currently under contract, according to Over the Cap, the Dallas Cowboys obviously have a lot of work ahead in adding players just to get to the 90-man offseason roster. With time to go before things really get under way, it is worth taking a look at each position group for the Cowboys to see where they...

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NFL Draft 2020: The tight end class should not be ignored by the Cowboys

Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via The Cowboys should think about snagging a tight end in this year’s draft. [In this NFL Draft series, we will spotlight several positions of interest for the Dallas Cowboys. Scouring the landscape of draft gurus, we will put together mini scouting reports and weigh the pros and cons of many available prospects to find the right fit for the Dallas Cowboys come April 2020.] Previously profiled: SAFETIES CORNERBACKS DEFENSIVE TACKLES WIDE RECEIVERS Today, we look to find the Cowboys a tight end, it’s a big need for the organization. The Cowboys...

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Why passing on a defensive tackle early in the draft may make sense for the Cowboys

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports There could be a better way to get the defensive help the Cowboys need. Once the Cowboys decided to make a change at head coach, there was a good possibility there would be change in the schemes and philosophies on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. As it happened, the offensive side of the ball doesn’t look like it’s going to change all that much with Kellen Moore still being the offensive coordinator and play-caller. Surely Mike McCarthy will add some of his own touches on that side of the ball, but for the most part the Cowboys offense...

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Cowboys 2020 draft prospects: WR Denzel Mims

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Scouting report on Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims. Wide receiver could be a sneaky need for the Dallas Cowboys this offseason. Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb, and Tavon Austin are all free agents, leaving Dallas with a major hole at the position. Now there is little chance the Cowboys let Cooper walk, so he should be in the fold next season, but Cobb is a different story. After bringing in his former head coach, Mike McCarthy, the odds of retaining Cobb seem to have increased; he could return on a relatively team-friendly deal giving Dallas a solid group of...

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Poll: How much should the Cowboys pay Dak Prescott? Check out these figures before you cast your vote

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ The price for franchise quarterbacks isn’t cheap, but just how much should it cost to keep Prescott? Dak Prescott is about to get paid. After four years of being the biggest bargain in football, all his hard work will finally pay off as he’s set to become the highest-paid player in the history of the Dallas Cowboys. That’s not bad for a guy who was selected 135th overall and the eighth quarterback taken in the 2016 NFL draft. Of all the quarterbacks drafted ahead of Prescott that year, only three of them are starting for their teams - Jared Goff, Carson...

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Jaylon Smith’s legacy is just beginning and it has nothing to do with football

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ The Cowboys Pro Bowl linebacker is making the world a better place. Jaylon Smith is an incredible human being. From the emotional moment he took the phone call that let him know he was drafted to the NFL by the Dallas Cowboys, his story has been a heartfelt one. The Notre Dame star was all set to be a top five pick in the 2016 NFL draft, but a devastating injury came at the most inopportune time. In his final collegiate game, Smith tore two ligaments in his knee and suffered nerve damage, so just like that - his NFL career was in serious doubt. With focused...

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2020 BTB mock draft challenge: Create your own Dallas Cowboys mock draft

Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Submit your mock draft and have it voted on by your fellow BTB members. Think you’re up to the challenge? Do you have a little time to spare for some mock draft fun this weekend? If so, you’re in luck, because BTB has got a challenge for you: create a Dallas Cowboys mock draft. We’ve been doing these challenges since 2012, and we’re bringing it back this year by popular demand. Over to you: Go ahead and create your mock draft for the Dallas Cowboys, then submit it for a peer review by your fellow Blogging The Boys...

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Matthew Berry addresses the concerns of fantasy football managers on Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley and his unpredictable workload in 2019. Berry also breaks down how to handle the holdouts of Ezekiel Elliott with the Dallas Cowboys and Melvin

Michael Irvin ‘begged’ Jerry Jones to draft JuJu Smith-Schuster | First Take

Michael Irvin and Stephen A. Smith look at the Pittsburgh Steelers and whether JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner can fill the void of Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Michael Irvin shows his appreciation for JuJu wishing the Dallas Cowboys drafted him.

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