Dallas Cowboys: Positional Breakdown by way of Stephen A Smith

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 14: Head coach Stephen A. Smith (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 14: Head coach Stephen A. Smith (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver:

I mean… Come on! Dallas re-signed Amari Cooper to a five-year extension on the first day of the free agency period and grabbed former Oklahoma Sooner Cedarian “CeeDee” Lamb at pick 17 when he fell to their laps. The starting lineup of Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb will leave opposing secondaries looking like Stephen A Smith’s impression of Adam Gase.

However, it doesn’t just stop there. The rest of the wide receiver depth has yet to be established. Receivers Cedric Wilson and Devin Smith will have to compete with the new crop of talent in Texas A&M receiver Kendrick Rogers, Rhode Island receiver Aaron Parker, Mississippi State receiver Stephen Guidry, and Toledo receiver Jon’Vea Johnson who hung around on the team’s practice squad.

This team could have just about every skill set at their disposal, so let the fireworks show start!

Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends:

Is it possible I’m overly optimistic about the tight end depth chart? Totally, but the Cowboys just re-signed Blake Jarwin to a nice extension, signed Blake Bell from the Kansas City Chiefs, and signed Sean McKeon as an undrafted free agent. Throw those two players into a room with third-year pro Dalton Schultz and Cole Hikutini and we could see a very interesting group assembled come the first week of September.

Without Jason Witten playing more than 70 percent of the offensive snaps, the young talent might be allowed to develop in the first year of the Mike McCarthy era. Jarwin is known as a good pass catcher but less than ideal run blocker. Dalton Schultz has been largely overlooked but had moments where he was the best run blocker on the field last season. (This is with Witten on the field) Schultz’s receiving ability has always been heavily underrated, which means he and Jarwin could form a nice duo when the Cowboys run multiple tight ends.

Blake Bell is known for his blocking ability and with McKeon coming from Michigan, a lot of the same could be said about him. (His athletic upside, however, is nice compared to former Michigan tight ends) The tight end room might not get as much love with all the firepower potentially coming from the wide receivers, but this should turn into a solid group by the end of the season.

Dallas Cowboys Offensive Line:

The retirement of Travis Frederick will hurt the team for the near future, however, there is plenty of reason to believe the Cowboys can recover from this loss. While Frederick was crucial for the communication of the offensive line, his blocking ability was only a fraction of what it once was after battling Guillain-Barre syndrome in 2018.

To replace the All-Pro, the Cowboys have 2018 starter Joe Looney, 2019 third-round pick Connor McGovern, and now 2020 fourth-round pick Tyler Biadasz. McGovern and Biadasz were rated fairly high on the Cowboys big board when they were drafted and Looney has been dependable for quite some time.

At some point, one of these three linemen is going to fill that hole and have the privilege of playing with All-Pros Tyron Smith and Zack Martin and soon-to-be Pro Bowler La’el Collins. Also, in case the narrative needed any more debunking, Connor Williams is a really good guard. Last season, in 700 snaps the former Longhorn allowed only one sack.

The offense has loads of potential next season, all we have to do is hope they execute on the field.