2021 NFL Draft: 5 players Cowboys should keep a close eye on

Terrell "TJ" Carter, Memphis Tigers, (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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Jayson Oweh, Penn State Nittany Lions
Jayson Oweh, Penn State Nittany Lions, (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

4. Jayson Oweh, Edge Rusher, Penn State

One of the themes of this list and any list that talks about the upcoming NFL draft for the Dallas Cowboys will focus heavily on the defensive side of the ball. As the previous slide mentioned the team has been absolutely dreadful on that side of the ball and could use help at virtually every position on defense.

The Cowboys’ pass rush has not been quite as bad as the team’s run defense or secondary, but it is still an area where they can improve. Dallas does have defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence locked up for a couple more years, but the team will have to decide whether it wants to resign its current sack leader defensive end Aldon Smith.

Whether or not the team decides to re-sign the 31-year old pass rusher the team could certainly benefit from another talented player along their defensive line. Penn State defensive end Jayson Oweh could provide that help.

Oweh, who has been outshined during his time at Penn State by fellow defender Micah Parsons, is a very talented young player. The sophomore has managed to accrue seven sacks in his career and already has 38 total tackles through seven games this year.

The 6-foot-5, 252-pound defender would certainly add some much-needed size to the teams’ defensive front. He has shown flashes of brilliance and has seen his draft stock rise during this turbulent year.

The Dallas Cowboys are in desperate need of help on the defensive side of the ball. The team could certainly use a talented, young pass rusher like Jayson Oweh to bolster their defensive front. The Penn State product could continue to see his draft stock rise, but could possibly be available to Dallas as late as the third round and should definitely be considered there.