Dallas Cowboys Draft Targets: 13 standouts from Senior Bowl Week

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Dallas Cowboys Targets: Senior Bowl Standouts

LB Jabril Cox


The Dallas Cowboys current linebacker group isn’t exactly known for their stellar coverage skills. Jaylon Smith has some obvious change of direction limitations based on his knee injury, and Leighton Vander Esch was somehow even worse.

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But with Dallas moving back to a a Cover 3 that demands a lot from their linebackers, they could stand to load up on some elite cover ‘backers who can play every down. The 6-foot-2 233 lb, Jabril Cox could be that guy.

Cox stood out above the linebacker crowd, showing natural coverage ability and looking just as good deep and in space as he does in traffic and at the line.

LB Justin Hilliard

Ohio State

Hilliard was another linebacker who showed the ability to showed competency in coverage and stoutness against the run. The 6-foot 227lb linebacker appears to be one of the most well rounded players in his position group and he showed that on Saturday when he collected four tackles (3rd in the game) and even contributed half of a tackle for loss.

Hilliard looks like he could be a better pro than he was a college player and this week really seemed to prove it.

Bonus Standout

RB Michael Carter

North Carolina

The Dallas Cowboys need another RB like they need a hole in the head, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t point him out given how well he played this week. It’s not often a guy can come in with an 8 yards per carry average and back it up, but that’s what he did.

Carter showed slipperiness, vision, and game-breaking speed averaging 7.5 in Saturday’s All-Star game.

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Did we miss anyone? Did yu see someone jump out this past week at the Senior Bowl? Who are you targeting for the Dallas Cowboys?