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Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

10 WRs to know heading into the NFL draft; could Cowboys target one of these?

Entering free agency, drafting a wide receiver seemed like a very good possibility for the Cowboys. If they were unable to re-sign Terrance Williams, Dallas would likely be searching for some competition to fill his role as the team's No. 2 wide receiver. With Williams returning, it's no longer much of a need.The same corps of Dez Bryant, Williams, Brice Butler, Cole Beasley and Lucky Whitehead are expected back in 2017.Don't look for the Cowboys to draft a wide receiver in the early rounds, if at all, but here are 10 names to know at the position entering this year's draft.Other series...

New York Post

The hyped QB project and wild cards for Giants to draft

Looking at quarterbacks and special-teamers for the Giants to target in the draft. It has reached the point that if the Giants do not take a quarterback in the first half of the draft, it would be an upset. They pulled a stunner in free agency by signing Geno Smith, coming off knee surgery, and it sounds as...

San Francisco Chronicle

Raiders GM outlines team’s draft strategy

Raiders GM outlines team’s draft strategy The way the Raiders’ brass tells it, the team officials and coaches might as all wear “Best Player Available” buttons when the NFL draft starts Thursday. Never mind that Oakland was 26th in the NFL in defense last year and added only one defensive player in free agency, as opposed to four on offense. C’mon ... it has to be “Best Defensive Player Available” when Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is on the clock with the 24th overall pick. Richard ran for 491 yards and caught 29 passes for 194 more in his rookie season. The...

FOX Sports

NFL Power Rankings 2017: Cowboys Drop, Patriots Stay On Top Pre-Draft

2017 NFL Power Rankings to assess the league following the biggest moves of NFL free agency this offseason.The 2017 NFL Draft is upon us. In less than a week, the newest stars and hopefuls will enter the league and hopefully change the fortunes of the teams that select them for the better. After a...

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

In Rod they trust: Marinelli works wonders, but Cowboys must draft to upgrade defense

No matter how many starters leave in free agency, no matter how many shortcomings the Cowboys appear to have on the defensive side of the ball, club officials are confident all will be fine.Faith in Rod Marinelli is that strong.The defensive coordinator is viewed as one of the team's greatest assets for his ability to mask deficiencies and maximize talent. There's a conviction at The Star that Marinelli gets more out of his players than many coordinators could.That reputation is deserved. But the Cowboys must guard against becoming so reliant on Marinelli that they fall victim to mission...

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

Stephen Jones: La'el Collins is an option at right tackle, but our preference is to keep him at guard

Despite losing several starters during free agency, the Cowboys say they are feeling good about their current roster heading into next week's NFL Draft.Defenders Barry Church, Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne, Terrell McClain and J.J. Wilcox are gone. The offense has lost Tony Romo, Doug Free and Ron Leary.Dallas has attempted to fill those holes by adding veterans like safety Robert Blanton, cornerback Nolan Carroll, defensive tackle Stephen Paea and defensive end Damontre Moore.But further upgrades will need to come from their seven draft picks."We feel really good about who we have on our...

CSN Bay Area

McKenzie confident Carr extension done before Raiders training camp

ALAMEDA Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie publicly stated when he plans to start serious talks extended quarterback Derek Carrs contract.That will occur after the NFL draft.That was in late March, at the NFL owners meetings.On Monday, Carr established an end date. The teams franchise quarterback said he wanted a deal done by the start of training camp. After that, Carrs focused solely on football. That sentiment would seem to extend into the winter, when unrestricted free agency looms ever larger.Neither side wants that.

The Landry Hat

Dallas Cowboys Draft: Three Rounds of Defensive Back Targets

The Dallas Cowboys will be looking to add some defensive secondary help during next week’s draft. Here are some prospects they could target. After losing three starters in their defensive secondary via free agency this offseason, the Dallas Cowboys will be looking for defensive backs during next week’s NFL Draft. Below are some of my […] Dallas Cowboys Draft: Three Rounds of Defensive Back Targets - The Landry Hat - The Landry Hat - A Dallas Cowboys Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Landry Hat

Dallas Cowboys sign free agent safety Robert Blanton

After losing several players along their defensive secondary to free agency, the Dallas Cowboys sign veteran safety Robert Blanton on Thursday. This offseason, the Dallas Cowboys lost three of their starters from their defensive secondary to free agency. Those players being strong safety Barry Church, and cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr. Dallas also lost […] Dallas Cowboys sign free agent safety Robert Blanton - The Landry Hat - The Landry Hat - A Dallas Cowboys Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Redskins Insider | Washington Post

Will the Redskins’ offense revolve around Jordan Reed? Looks like it already did.

After losing its top two wide receivers – DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon – in free agency, Washington has questions to answer regarding the direction of its offense in 2017. While the team did add big name free agent Terrelle Pryor, Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden pointed out that Washington retained the biggest part of its […]

CSN MidAtlantic

James Hurst, Ryan Jensen sign tenders with Ravens

A pair of offensive linemen signed their restricted free agent tenders with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday. Tackle James Hurst and guard Ryan Jensen were each given original round tenders worth $1.797 million by Baltimore before the start of free agency. Jensens tender entitled the Ravens to a sixth-round pick in compensation should another team

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Packers chat with Tom Silverstein at noon Friday

Submit your questions about the Packers, NFL draft and free agency in advance of Tom's chat at noon Friday.       

FOX Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars: 2017 Schedule Released

It was a year of disappointment for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Can this team rebound in 2017. What pitfalls are on the schedule ahead?It seems like every offseason, the Jacksonville Jaguars do their due-diligence when it comes to free agency and the draft. Then the games that count for real begin a...

FOX Sports

Cowboys sign veteran Robert Blanton for depth at safety

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have signed veteran safety Robert Blanton for depth after losing five-year starter Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox in free agency.

Inside The Star

Nolan Carroll Announces Jersey Number He’ll Wear With Cowboys

If you’re one of the newer members of the Dallas Cowboys, the cool thing to do these days is to reveal your new jersey number. Last Saturday new Defensive Tackle Stephen Paea announced that he’ll wear #55, and it seems one of his Free Agency classmates has taken a page out of his book. Cornerback […] "Nolan Carroll Announces Jersey Number He’ll Wear With Cowboys" appeared first on Inside The Star.         

FOX Sports

2017 NFL Draft: Philadelphia Eagles Best-Case Scenario 7-Round Mock Draft

This 7-round mock draft is the best case scenario for the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2017 NFL Draft.We are now one week away from the 2017 NFL Draft, and the Philadelphia Eagles are gearing up to continue their impressive offseason. It started in free agency when they signed former San Francisco 4...

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

NFC East rival report: Can Cowboys take advantage of this glaring hole on Giants roster?

The Giants made a bigger splash in free agency than the Cowboys did, leaving some to wonder: Are the Cowboys still NFC East favorites for 2017? After all, the Giants swept Dallas in 2016 and have only strengthened their roster in the months since Green Bay knocked both teams out of the playoffs.With offseason programs in session and the NFL Draft quickly approaching, SportsDay checked in with NFC East beat writers for insight on the teams they cover, how the Cowboys look from the outside and what Tony Romo's departure means to the conference. Here are some highlights from NJ.com Giants beat...

Redskins Insider | Washington Post

2017 NFL draft: Redskins upgraded the defensive line in free agency. But is that enough?

The 2016 NFL draft class was loaded with promising defensive linemen, but this year’s class is thinner in talent. Still, there’s value to be had in the third round and beyond, draft analysts say, and that’s good news for the Redskins. Although the team took steps to upgrade its defensive line in free agency after […]

FOX Sports

6 prospects the Pittsburgh Steelers should target in the NFL Draft

The Steelers have holes to fill after remaining quiet in free agency.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 2013 NFL draft was not a great year for edge rushers

Four years after the Steelers drafted Jarvis Jones as James Harrison’s heir apparent, they find themselves back to square one entering this year’s draft. After registering six sacks in four mostly disappointing seasons, the Steelers allowed Jones to walk away in free agency last month and sign with the Arizona Cardinals.

FOX Sports

Chicago Bears: Possible Wide Receiver Options In 2017 NFL Draft

If the Chicago Bears decide to add a wide receiver in the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft, theyll have plenty of options.When the Chicago Bears let Alshon Jeffery sign with the Philadelphia Eagles during free agency, a huge void was created on their roster. Sure, Jeffery had his flaws, but he was st...

The Landry Hat

Should the Dallas Cowboys trade top pick for Richard Sherman?

We ponder whether the Dallas Cowboys would be better off trading the 28th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft for Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. After starting cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne both signed elsewhere during free agency this offseason, the Dallas Cowboys defensive secondary leapfrogged pass rusher as the team’s biggest need […] Should the Dallas Cowboys trade top pick for Richard Sherman? - The Landry Hat - The Landry Hat - A Dallas Cowboys Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Packers chat with Pete Dougherty at 1 p.m. Wednesday

Submit your questions about the Packers, the NFL draft and free agency.       

The Republican

Rex Burkhead: New England Patriots' use of RBs was 'very intriguing'

Rex Burkhead explains why he chose the New England Patriots in 2017 NFL free agency.

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

Cowboys do need pass rush help, but here's why they need to take DB in draft's first round

This is Part II of a three-part series.The Cowboys' front office watched, rather nonchalantly it seemed, as two of Dallas' starting cornerbacks signed with other teams during free agency in March.Sure, Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne could be polarizing among fans because production didn't always match the investment the Cowboys made in them over the last five seasons. But their exits to the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets also proved unsettling. Uh, how did Dallas plan to fill the void, exactly?All is copacetic, the Cowboys' brass promised. The expensive, sometimes underperforming...

Will Jay Cutler be the next QB of the New York Jets?

SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano breaks down the latest news about the New York Jets and New York Giants as NFL free agency is in full swing, including rumors the Jets could pursue Jay Cutler to be their next QB, and details regarding the Giants signing of

Jets coach Todd Bowles talks Revis release and QB search

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles talks about the team's decision to release Darrelle Revis and how the team plans to use free agency to find a quarterback.

What will the New York Jets do with the 6th pick in the NFL Draft?

SNY NFL insider Ralph Vacchiano weighs in on the New York Jets prospects at quarterback through the draft and free agency.