With a Dak Prescott signed to a four-year, $160 million dollar contract, all the Dallas Cowboys need to do now is select the right player with its top-10 pick in the upcoming NFL draft. It should be an easy selection for a defensive player, considering the Cowboys defense needs all the help it can get, just to become average.
Sounds simple, right?
But nothing is ever simple when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys because anything that should be simple becomes dramatic to the maximum degree. That’s why the Cowboys selecting anyone of the top defensive backs- Patrick Surtain II, Caleb Farley, or Jaycee Horn- with their first round pick is no a guarantee.
Not if Florida’s All American tight end, Kyle Pitts, has anything to say about it. There is a rumor floating around that Cowboys owner/general manager, Jerry Jones, is infatuated with Pitts. And he considers him a generational talent.
Yes, Pitts is definitely a special talent!
If that rumor is true, then we need to be prepared for the Cowboys to select Pitts if he’s there at 10. It won’t matter if the aforementioned defensive backs are available or not because Pitts will take priority over any defensive needs. Pitts become another high profile offensive weapon for Dak and the Cowboys offense.
It would be the second year in the row the Dallas Cowboys lucked up with a talented receiving threat. In the 2020 draft, the Cowboys watched wide receiver CeeDee Lamb fall all the way to them at number 17.
Lamb was predicted to be one of the top 10 picks, and was one of the best receivers in the draft. None of the scouts or football experts saw a scenario of Lamb falling in the lap of the Cowboys at 17. For Dallas, Lamb was the poster child of a team taking the Best Player Available (BPA) in the draft.
Dallas didn’t need Lamb because it already had a good unit of receivers in Pro Bowler Amari Cooper, rising star Michael Gallup, Noah Brown, Cedrick Wilson, and Blake Jarwin. But Jerry and his front office wanted to add more strength to its already high powered offense. Heck, Dallas’ offense was averaging over 30 points a game prior to Dak’s season-ending ankle injury.
Just like the Dallas Cowboys offense didn’t need Lamb, it doesn’t need Pitts, either. Now if Pitts is there for the taking, I won’t be mad at all because it will definitely be another receiving threat for Dak.
I’d expect Dallas to move on from one of their other tight ends, Dalton Schultz or Jarwin in a trade.
But nobody should be surprised that Jerry is infatuated with Pitts because last week I wrote an article explaining how this organization favors offense over defense. As expected, some readers disagreed with me wholeheartedly about the premise. But I stand by the decree.
The fact that Jerry is reportedly smitten with Pitts falls inline with my notion that Dallas favors offense over defense. You’re not going to convince me otherwise. And if they draft Pitts, I’m going to remind all of you all I said so (LOL).
Hey, don’t get mad at me. I’m just the messenger writing what I see.
There is no doubt that Pitts is an ultra-talented receiver playing in a tight end’s body and that he will make Dallas’ offense more of a box office attraction than it was last season. Jerry wins in two ways because he’ll make money off of Pitts joining an elite offense, and it will make Dallas the most lethal offense in the league. You can make an argument this team wants to win by outscoring its opponents as long its defense can be mediocre.
Sure, this team needs to patch up as many of its defensive holes as possible. But if Jerry is infatuated with Pitts and he’s available, then the Dallas Cowboys will select Pitts because all Jerry sees are dollar signs and then some. And that’s all that matters to him.