1:32 PM EDT, Thu April 22, 2021
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Stephen Jones talks draft options, and possibly trading picks heading into the draft

Stephen Jones talks draft options, and possibly trading picks heading into the draft

Photo by Tom Pennington/ In terms of giving details, Stephen Jones was pretty vague, but he gave enough information to read between the lines. It’s about time for more news around the NFL to slowly leak out about make moves in the draft as well as zeroing in on certain players that teams are interested in heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. Well, the same goes for the Dallas Cowboys and it looks like the majority of the information we’ve been speculating about over the last few months has started coming out. Stephen Jones gave an interview to K&C Masterpiece on 105.3...
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Most NFL players can now wear single-digit jersey numbers, but it’s unlikely any Dallas Cowboys switch

Most NFL players can now wear single-digit jersey numbers, but it’s unlikely any Dallas Cowboys switch

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ The league relents on numbers for jerseys. The National Football League entered a new frontier on Wednesday when they passed a rule proposal from the Kansas City Chiefs. Welcome to a world where most players can wear numbers in the single digits. Let’s be clear about something here. We are talking about jersey numbers which are ultimately a trivial thing, however we are all football fans and big ones at that, so we care about tiny details like this. Here is an updated standing on which numbers each position group can now wear. Defensive...
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2021 NFL Draft: Shouldn’t be too much of a surprise if the Cowboys take an offensive tackle at #10

2021 NFL Draft: Shouldn’t be too much of a surprise if the Cowboys take an offensive tackle at #10

Photo by Chris Coduto/ What if the draft isn’t “all about the defense” after all? In the months and weeks leading up to the NFL draft, fans and pundits alike obsess seemingly endlessly over their team’s weaknesses. They go to great lengths to devise costly free agency schemes and spend countless hours constructing elaborate mock draft fantasies about how to address those weaknesses. We collectively obsess over those weaknesses, but we don’t talk about our team’s strengths a lot. In a closed system like the NFL, and with finite resources at your disposal...
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Cowboys news: Three small-school prospects the Cowboys could target in the 2021 NFL Draft

Cowboys news: Three small-school prospects the Cowboys could target in the 2021 NFL Draft

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Plus, more news on America’s Team. Film room: 3 small-school draft prospects the Dallas Cowboys could target next week - John Owning, Dallas Morning News A player doesn’t have to go to a big school to have a quality NFL career. At his pro day, which Cowboys assistant defensive line coach Leon Lett reportedly attended, Williams measured in at 6-3 and 284 pounds with 31.5-inch arms yet performed better than most prospects 30 or 40 pounds lighter than him, as Williams tested above the 90th percentile in every metric except the bench press...
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Blogging The Boys Mock Draft: Patrick Surtain II hears his name called by the Dallas Cowboys

Blogging The Boys Mock Draft: Patrick Surtain II hears his name called by the Dallas Cowboys

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ It is a predictable pick for the Cowboys because it makes sense. We are just over a week away from the 2021 NFL Draft and it is starting to feel like this is one of the more predictable drafts for the Dallas Cowboys in some time. In all fairness to the idea of predictability, just about the whole world knew that America’s Team wanted Leighton Vander Esch in 2018. One year later, in similarly predictable fashion, it was widely speculated that the Cowboys were heavily in on Trysten Hill with their first pick (which wasn’t even until the second...
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Matt Miller believes OT Rashawn Slater could be a “dream fit” with Cowboys

Matt Miller believes OT Rashawn Slater could be a “dream fit” with Cowboys

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Rashawn Slater at 10 for the Dallas Cowboys? With just about a week to go before the 2021 NFL Draft kicks off, well-respected draft analyst and sports writer Matt Miller recently shared some rumors and notes he’s hearing from around the league. One such rumor is former Northwestern offensive tackle Rashawn Slater could be a “dream fit” with the Dallas Cowboys. “The Dallas Cowboys have a big decision to make at No. 10 overall, with many analysts believing they have to draft a defender to help a miserable unit from last season. While...
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With Cowboys players coming to work, Dan Quinn has no excuses this year

With Cowboys players coming to work, Dan Quinn has no excuses this year

Better be hard at work. | Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ It’s put up or shut up time for the Cowboys defense this year. The postmortem for the 2020 Dallas Cowboys season tends to center on two things as the main contributors in creating that debacle. One, injuries, mostly impacted the offense, with Dak Prescott and most of the offensive line missing significant parts of the season. The other is thought to have mostly damaged the defense. That was the loss of all offseason work and OTAs. With a mostly new coaching staff, including defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and most of...
Apr 21, 2021
Taking a look at where things stand in the NFC East a week ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft

Taking a look at where things stand in the NFC East a week ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports A look around the most storied division in the NFL. As we have discussed many times, the top of the 2021 NFL Draft is going to be predictable in a sort of surprising way. What I mean by this is that we know three quarterbacks are going to go in the first three picks, and we know the names that will follow in the next six or so selections, the order is just going to be shuffled in some random order. Players like Kyle Pitts, Penei Sewell, Rashawn Slater, Ja’Marr Chase, and Patrick Surtain II feel like they are going to follow Trevor...
Apr 21, 2021
Cowboys 2021 NFL Draft: Building an “all-sleeper” team for the Cowboys

Cowboys 2021 NFL Draft: Building an “all-sleeper” team for the Cowboys

Austin American Statesman-USA TODAY NETWORK Lesser-known 2021 prospects who could create an all-sleeper team for the Dallas Cowboys. Every year there are multiple players who slip through the cracks in the draft who go on to have fantastic careers in the NFL. Whether they are late-round picks, undrafted free agents, or anything in between, these under-the-radar prospects are the most exciting because they seem to come out of nowhere. The Dallas Cowboys are a team who have found a few of these “sleepers”. Who would’ve guessed Dak Prescott would go from a measly...
Apr 21, 2021
Examining three potential trade down scenarios for the Cowboys in the 2021 NFL Draft

Examining three potential trade down scenarios for the Cowboys in the 2021 NFL Draft

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ How would Cowboys fans feel about these potential trade down scenarios? A little over a week from the 2021 NFL Draft and many things are still uncertain. You could ask three people what quarterback the San Francisco 49ers are taking at number three and get three different answers. That’s just one of the many questions currently being talked about at the top of this year’s draft. From a Cowboys perspective, it certainly seems like Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II is the likely pick if he’s on the board. While it’s much more likely...
Apr 21, 2021
Cowboys news: Dallas builds through the draft, soon they’ll need to make a decision on the 2018 class

Cowboys news: Dallas builds through the draft, soon they’ll need to make a decision on the 2018 class

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The news you may have missed from Tuesday. Cowboys’ 2018 class shows difficulties of building through NFL draft - Todd Archer, ESPN The Cowboys like to build through the draft, so each year they need to make decisions about players from past classes. The next one up is the 2018 class. The Cowboys have a $9.1 million decision to make on first-round pick Leighton Vander Esch and the fifth-year option. The rest — guard Connor Williams, wide receiver Michael Gallup, defensive end Dorance Armstrong and tight end Dalton Schultz — are entering...
Apr 20, 2021
Join Blogging The Boys for a full, first-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft

Join Blogging The Boys for a full, first-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft

Join us as we continue to mock it up. The days between us and the 2021 NFL Draft have reached the single digits which is exciting to say the least. Soon enough we will know who the Dallas Cowboys are taking with the 10th overall pick (or if they have decided to trade it away to someone else). The heavy favorite right now for the team’s first pick is Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II, but it is the NFL where anything is possible. Unlike the European Super League, we are marching forward with our football plans here at Blogging The Boys which means it is time for another...
Apr 20, 2021
Report: Cowboys CB Rashard Robinson suspended first two games of 2021 season for PED violation

Report: Cowboys CB Rashard Robinson suspended first two games of 2021 season for PED violation

Kareem Elgazzar via Imagn Content Services, LLC The Cowboys take a minor blow for the start of the season. The Dallas Cowboys are fairly used to having defensive players suspended to begin an NFL season, unfortunately it is something that they have dealt with very often at the beginning of seasons. As fate would have it, they are going down that road once again. We are nearing the 2021 NFL Draft, but that hardly means that NFL news stops trickling in. The league tends to decide things on its own time and whenever it does is when teams have to react. It was reported on...
Apr 20, 2021
Dak Prescott’s signing makes the 2021 draft one of the most important in recent memory for the Cowboys

Dak Prescott’s signing makes the 2021 draft one of the most important in recent memory for the Cowboys

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Every draft’s success is vital for the future of a franchise. Is it more important than ever this year to get the picks right? This is the time of year where there seems to be thousands of mock drafts circulating and every top prospect has been analyzed and scrutinized. You have read every Top 100 list, and you’ve had a ‘pet cat’ prospect in mind for months. As we approach closer to draft weekend, mock drafts will fade away, all the lists will have been read, and Cowboys fans are left pondering just how important this draft is for...
Apr 20, 2021
Kiper & McShay three-round mock draft: Cowboys score big-time in the second round

Kiper & McShay three-round mock draft: Cowboys score big-time in the second round

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Let’s check in on a three-round mock for the Cowboys. When talking about the Dallas Cowboys and the 2021 NFL Draft, there is an intense focus on the pick at 10th overall. That makes sense, the closer to the top of the draft a pick is, the easier it is to predict, and it’s supposed to be the highest impact pick of the entire process. Also, mock drafts mostly deal with the first round, giving us a starting off point to discuss the possible pick. Today, though, we have a three-round mock draft courtesy of Mel Kiper and Todd McShay. The...