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Gut Reaction to the Dallas Cowboys 2019 Draft

We have our 2019 draft class for the , for better or worse. There will be plenty of deep analysis of the player selected, and those not taken, in the days ahead. For now, here's my gut reaction to what Dallas did over the weekend.

Going into the draft I felt was the biggest need, followed closely by . The fact that TE wasn't addressed at all, and the other not until the , shows just how differently the Cowboys feel about their current talent compared to most onlookers.

It was a ringing endorsement for guys like and , whose flashed potential must mean a lot to the . It also says that maybe Dallas has more faith in veterans like , , and the returning than we do.

Going with DT in the said a lot, too. Clearly, the Cowboys don't want a repeat of what happened last January in Los Angeles. and are solid players, but Dallas wants to get stronger in the middle of the  line. Hill has the potential to do that.

Drafting and at RB told me they're firmly committed to for the future. They will likely sign a veteran in the coming days to compete with the youngsters, but nobody is here yet that threatens Zeke's long-term job security.

Drafting two defensive ends, particularly in the fifth round, says that things aren't looking good for former first-round pick . Dallas had already added two in and and now simply have more DE options than they'll have roster spots by final cuts. If they had any faith in Charlton, we wouldn't be seeing this much activity at the position.

Lastly, and I'll go deeper on this topic soon, the Conner McGovern pick felt like the kiss of death for current starting OT . He'll be a free agent in 2020 and Dallas already picked up one insurance policy by giving a two-year deal. Now they have McGovern and as potential options for replacing Collins next season.

Again, I'll be hitting all of these points with more in-depth analysis next week. But for now, these were the immediate aftertastes from the Cowboys' 2019 draft class.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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