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5 Random Pre-draft Thoughts for the Dallas Cowboys

In a normal fans around the NFL would have a better understanding of which players their favorite team may be targeting in the upcoming . But, this is nothing like a normal offseason. Due to the pandemic there is a lack of information out there about who the or any other team may or may not be interested in.

Lack of information is a bit frustrating for those of us who absolutely love all of the aspects of the entire draft process. There's no need to cry over spilt milk though. We have to endure and gather what information we can in the hopes of understanding what the Dallas strategy might be.

With that in mind I thought I'd share with you a handful of my pre-draft thoughts. I thought it would be a good way to pass the time and maybe provide something to keep in mind when they Dallas Cowboys are on the clock at any point on Draft Day.

Let's get started…

One:  or … I wonder if the Dallas Cowboys will consider drafting one of the two positions with one of their four draft picks in the Top 100? I know the majority of would be against the idea considering the need to upgrade the , but I'm not so sure it should be completely ruled out. The Cowboys look all but set at both positions for the , but only , , and are under contract beyond this year. It might not seem like an immediate need right now, but smart teams draft with the future in mind.

Two: Since were already kind of on the topic of receivers, I wonder what the Dallas Cowboys plans are regarding . Entering a contract year it will be interesting to see whether or not he's dangled as a possible candidate at some point on Draft Day. If he is he could completely blow up the draft. If a contender believes he is the missing piece he could possibly net the Cowboys as high as a late 1st-round pick or at the very least a good 2nd-rounder. That's much better than the compensatory pick they'll likely receive if they let him walk next year.

Three: I don't think it's been discussed enough, but I wonder how the Dallas Cowboys view both Greg Newsome and ? As potential trade down targets they both carry the “red flag” label. Newsome has never played an entire season at Northwestern due to and Farley has back issues that could be a reoccurring problem. Investing a 1st-round pick on players with an injury might not be the wisest way to use their draft capital. It wouldn't surprise me if they have a set spot they feel comfortable taking them or if they're off the board altogether.

Four: Another area that's probably not been discussed enough is the Dallas Cowboys depth. They are an injury away from starting , , or in 2021. and should be a good starting duo at DE, but how much faith do you have they can stay healthy for an entire season? Because of all of that don't be surprised if we see the Cowboys target the position early with one of their four picks in the Top 100. It's definitely an under the radar need heading into the draft.

Five: I wonder if the Dallas Cowboys might have some informal agreements in place with a few they plan on after the draft. After May 3 the Cowboys can sign anybody without it affecting the compensatory pick formula. We all know how much they seem to factor that into the equation every offseason. I wonder if players like , , or KJ Wright are waiting in the wings. If they are it could factor in to Dallas' draft strategy. That could be something to keep an eye on when the 2021 finally gets underway Thursday, April 29.

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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