The Dallas Cowboys got their first preseason win of the year against the Rams. Despite the victory, here are five players whose stock continues to drop.
The Dallas Cowboys ended their time in Oxnard, California last week, completing the first half of training camp. After traveling to Honolulu, Hawaii for their preseason victory over the Los Angeles Rams this weekend, the Cowboys now heads back home, the Frisco, Texas to finish out the remainder of camp and the preseason.
Midway through training camp, there have been plenty of players who have begun to separate themselves from the rest. Both in good ways and bad. With the latter in mind, here are five players whose stock we believe is plummeting.
Mitch Hyatt, OT
Making the Cowboys’ final-53 man roster as an undrafted offensive lineman is a near-impossible task. This is a positional group that is considered one of the best in the entire league, featuring three perennial Pro Bowlers plus having spent back-to-back Day Two draft picks to keep the offensive line stocked with talent.
So the fact offensive tackle Micah Hyatt had a disappointing performance on Saturday night against the Rams is unlikely to impact the Cowboys’ upcoming season in any way. Still, the 6-foot-5, 306-pound undrafted rookie out of Clemson didn’t do himself any favors by committing two penalties, both on critical third downs.
One, a holding call on a 3rd and 12 that negated a first-down conversion (Cooper Rush pass to Codey McElroy) with 6:51 left in the third quarter. The other, yet another holding penalty on a 3rd and 13 with 7:14 left in the fourth quarter. Rush had actually scrambled for 18 yards, getting into the Rams’ red zone. Both penalties resulted in punts.
At this point, the 22-year-old Hyatt’s poor play could jeopardize him even landing on the practice squad come September. That’s a bleak outlook for an undrafted prospect some believed could have been a real hidden gem.