Offensive Positions of Need
Priority Level High: Wide Receiver
Priority Level Medium: Guard, Running Back
This Cowboys offense is in need of some playmakers on the outside to help take the pressure off of quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb. The players they currently have on the roster just aren’t cutting it and after seeing the results that came from moving on from receiver Amari Cooper and paying receiver Michael Gallup who was coming off a torn ACL the Cowboys are going to need to look outside of the organization for help. There’s a chance that Gallup will be able to regain some of his playmaking ability but they can’t rely on that this time around.
We saw Cowboys owner Jerry Jones flirting with the idea of bringing in Odell Beckham Jr. for a playoff run but that never panned out. Maybe he takes another shot at Beckham or goes after a few of these free agents to help an offense that continues to falter at the end of the season.
Possible Options: JuJu Smith-Schuster, Darius Slayton
The Cowboys really do like Connor McGovern and would really like for him to stay but that might not be the case much like last offseason when Connor Williams left for Miami. They also have Matt Farniok on the depth chart but he hasn’t worked out so far for them, that could be because of game time reps or just not strong enough at the point of attack. Either way, the Cowboys are going to be in the market for a guard and could go for a rookie in the draft but if the front office still feels as though they are in a win-now mentality they may have to look at the free agent market for immediate results.
After Dallas decided not to renew offensive line coach Joe Philbins’ contract things are a bit up in the air but that shouldn’t stop them from exploring the market in order to find another bully upfront that can help protect Prescott and add more push in the running game.
Possible Options: Nate Davis, Dalton Risner
Dallas is going to do everything it can to keep Tony Pollard so as far as his status with the team goes, he’s staying. The question at this position really becomes what to do with Ezekiel Elliott whose clearly not the same running back he was a few seasons ago. They could release him or get him to take less money in order to stay but this team can’t wait until his production completely falls off a cliff. We know the Cowboys like what they see out of rookie Malik Davis but I don’t believe Dallas does either is going to sit on their hands and will make a move to improve at this position.
The draft has a few running backs that would fit in quite well with the Cowboys but there are some good ones in free agency that can come in and get the job done as well. Players that already know how to pass protect and have acclimated to the speed of the game.