Dallas Cowboys fans are once again eager for the football season to start after a superb haul in free agency and the draft. If we were to use memes from the Stephen A Smith Burner twitter account, how would we grade the depth at each position?
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Dallas, as they seemingly have had for the past decade, has a team that should be competing for a playoff spot and potentially a chance at the NFC Championship game. The free agency period saw the Cowboys sign notable names on really good deals. This was followed up with one of the best drafts the Cowboys have had in a long time.
So let’s have some fun assessing this roster using an entertaining grading system.
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The lack of Dak Prescott extension definitely isn’t great news, but the right time to panic wouldn’t be until after the July 15th deadline. Contract aside, this might be the best quarterback room the team has had in a long time. (Probably since 2016)
Dak Prescott is coming off of his best season almost throwing passes for 5000 yards and 30 touchdowns. The team signed former Cincinnati Bengal starting quarterback Andy Dalton to a one-year deal as an insurance policy for Prescott. This happened after the team drafted quarterback Ben DiNucci from James Madison in the seventh round to develop under head coach Mike McCarthy.
The quarterback has the right amount of veteran experience and youth it needs to be successful in case something were to happen to QB1. For that reason, it is absolutely appropriate to yell from the top of the Reunion Tower with joy. (Remember social distancing though.)
Dallas Cowboys Running Backs:
Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard are in town for another season. Elliott is coming off of another 1000 yard season and a top-five rushing DVOA finish. Pollard is coming off a rookie season where he saw the ball only 86 times and he has versatility as a running back and a wideout. The running back is loaded with talent and speed.
With the offensive line expecting to be playing as well as it did last season, the Cowboys should be able to run the ball as efficiently as last year. Even if the volume isn’t necessarily the same, Elliott should be a 1000 yard rusher for another season and Tony Pollard will continue to provide highlight-reel plays on limited touches.