Meeting the Combine Prospects
Let’s start with the offensive side of the football for the Dallas Cowboys who have been very busy evaluating the talent at the NFL Scouting Combine for the offensive line, wide receiver, tight ends, and running back positions so far.
When you look at the prospects on the offensive side of the ball the Cowboys are zeroing in on certain positions that the new coaching staff believes needs an infusion of talent.
They’ve focused on offensive tackles possibly to find their back up swing tackle, the wide receivers they’ve met with are tall and physical receivers and slot receivers with good hands possibly to help with the teams drops problems last season.
They also spoke with a few tight ends and all of them were players that are weapons in the center of the field and in the red zone, while the running back that they spoke with is a player that has the ability to spell both Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard during games and play if they are injured.
On the defensive side of the football the Cowboys’ Combine focus has mainly been on four positions: cornerback, safety, defensive tackle, and defensive ends. All positions that they need to re-tool in the draft due to a majority of their players becoming free agents this season. They’ve also been looking at players that in the past under the old coaching regime would have passed on in the draft.
The safeties and cornerbacks that they have spoken to are players that have the potential to be taken in the first or in the later rounds if they decide to go in another direction with the 17th pick.
The defensive tackles they have talked to are totally different from the players they’ve drafted in the past, these are the big bodied, double team eating tackles the Dallas Cowboys have been lacking. While the defensive ends are more of the rotational players that Cowboys need to load up on.
There’s no telling what the Dallas Cowboys real plans are with these players at the moment but just the fact that they are talking to them could mean they value the talent and are planning on targeting these players or want someone ahead of them to think they do.
Either way let’s dive into the list of the players that Cowboys reportedly met with at the NFL Scouting Combine.