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Dallas Cowboys Should Look to Add Anthony Schwartz Speed in the NFL Draft

The group never fully unveiled itself in the . along the and more importantly to the limited the impact of their dynamic wide receiver trio. Still, , , and were able to have productive, if underwhelming seasons (as did many of the Dallas Cowboys).

As good as that trio is, the one thing they're missing is a legit speed threat in the wide receiver group.

Now, Cooper, Gallup, and Lamb are more than capable of winning downfield. However, they lack a speed element that threatens down the field.

That's what is so intriguing about De'Vonta Smith and . Two guys with blazing speed that can take the top off of the defense. It's an aspect missing from 's vertical passing .

But the Cowboys don't have to wait to find that speed. The is just around the corner and the Cowboys will have some options to choose from. It's unlikely the Dallas Cowboys would take a wide receiver like Waddle or Smith at the top of the draft, so they'll have to look at adding a wide receiver in the middle to later part of the draft.

A player like Anthony Schwartz of Auburn could add an element that the Cowboys don't have in their offense. Schwartz ran a 4.26 at his . If he would have been able to run at the combine and pull that that off, it would be the third fastest 40-time ever. Schwartz had 54 receptions for 636 yards and three touchdowns. Not great production but the Auburn passing attack wasn't the most dynamic in .

The speed to threaten defenses down the field would open things up a little bit more in the short and intermediate for the Cowboys. Schwartz can provide that. His speed could see him go as high as the , but it's likely that he could be available for one of their third or fourth round picks.

As it stands, the Cowboys still have one of the best receiving groups in the NFL, if not the best. Yet, there's an element missing that could help take their offense to another level. Adding the kind of speed that Schwartz brings to the NFL would unlock an element of the Dallas Cowboys passing game that we haven't seen yet.

John Williams
John Williams
Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could. Make sure you check out the Inside The Cowboys Podcast featuring John Williams and other analysts following America's Team.

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