Training camp is nearly upon us so today we look at the Dallas Cowboys roster and decide who to buy and who to sell.
Which Dallas Cowboys players are about to explode and which Dallas Cowboys are about to crash back to earth? We tackle those questions today in our Dallas Cowboys stock report: Pre camp edition.
Each week of training camp we’ll look at practice reports, listen in on press conferences, and take note of the team climate. From that we’ll build a buy and sell stock report. Maybe even dropping and IPO report (rookies) and a penny stock listing (sleepers and longshots). Let’s get started!
Xavier Woods – Make no mistake, Woods’ stock is high already. I see people listing him as a sleeper everywhere. But frankly I don’t understand who could possibly be sleeping on him. But even with the increased expectations, Woods is in line for a great 2019 season and no one on this roster can replace him.
Randall Cobb – Talk to Packers fans about how excited you are to have Randall Cobb, and they’ll laugh at you in much the same way Rams fans laughed at our excitement for Tavon Austin last season. While the “if he’s healthy” caveat cannot be ignored, the situation waiting for Cobb also can’t. He’s on a prove-it deal, he’s healthy, he has a track record of success, and the Cowboys don’t have a great No. 2 option. He’s risky but that why he’s a “buy low” option right now.
Maliek Collins – I touched on Maliek Collins earlier this summer. Basically, Collins is two seasons removed from his phenomenal rookie year. He’s in the last year of his deal, he’s finally healthy, and he’s the only viable starter at 3-tech. The stage is set.
Byron Jones – I don’t expect Jones to fall on his face, but I also don’t think he’ll live up to his enormous expectations. Considered a top-10 CB by many, Jones is coming off of a major surgery and may be playing catch-up in more ways than one early in the season. He’ll clearly be the CB1 but I doubt he’s going to be the man he was last season.
Sean Lee – I expect the Cowboys to play more 3-LB sets in 2019 (a 3-3-5 nickel, read about it here) but even then I question what kind of difference Lee can have. Last season was rough for him. And Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch are so far ahead of him, rotating doesn’t seem like a viable option. Plays will be limited for the former Pro Bowler no matter how you slice it.
Jason Witten – Even after the hiatus, I don’t expect Witt to regress this season, I just expect other players to progress. Like this guy. That’s why I think expecting him to make the same impact he made in 2017 may be a little optimistic (or is it pessimistic since it means so many other pass-catchers on the team failed?).
- Published on 07/23/2019 at 12:45 PM
- Last updated at 07/23/2019 at 12:21 PM