The Dallas Cowboys exit the 2020 NFL Draft in supreme standing. Mike McCarthy has rebooted the system. Here are 10 exit thoughts following the draft.
The Dallas Cowboys just served up their best draft class in the last 20 years. The ‘Boys were patient, selective, and let’s admit it, the organization provided the NFL with some style with that Jerry Jones’ yacht.
I’ve professed the importance of rebooting this next decade, especially with Mike McCarthy on board. Dallas did not disappoint. The Cowboys are easily the winners of the NFC East after seven rounds, which we’ll discuss more in detail.
Following the 2020 NFL Draft, I had one thought: Can the regular season start now? There’s a lot of buzz and excitement around America’s Team. Let’s take a little dive and go through my final 10 thoughts following this historic NFL Draft.
1. Dig the new Diggs?
I had a first-round grade for Trevon Diggs. Go ahead: @ me all you want. For the Dallas Cowboys to land the Alabama cornerback with the 51st overall pick was pleasant, to say the least.
With the Cowboys taking CeeDee Lamb in the first round, I must confess, I was a little concerned about the defense heading into day two. But Dallas stood strong, letting the cornerback fall to them at pick 51.
The Cowboys are now stronger in the secondary, which includes Jourdan Lewis, Chidobe Awuzie, and Anthony Brown. I believed in the trio to boot, but now the secondary looks refreshed. Adding Reggie Robinson II from Tulsa was another nice dig up.
2. Wisconsin Badger help
I had the Dallas Cowboys taking center Tyler Biadasz in the third round, 82nd overall. Instead, the Cowboys get tremendous value for the Wisconsin product, grabbing him with the last pick of the fourth round (146th overall).
Does this pick relieve Dallas from the Travis Frederick retirement? No, but replacing a Wisconsin Badger with another Badger certainly helps. And considering where the Dallas Cowboys landed the new center, you can’t help but smile with the result.