With the 129th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select…..
Kendre Miller, Running Back, TCU
Height: 6’0 Weight: 206lbs
Career Stat Line: 2,410 rushing yards, 6.7 yards per carry, 229 receiving yards, 27 combined touchdowns
The Cowboys were hoping to see Devon Achane fall to them but there was a run on running backs so the Cowboys took another running back they are familiar with in Miller. With the likelihood of Ezekiel Elliott not returning next season or returning in more of a rotational role behind Tony Pollard the Cowboys want another physical running back to pick up the tough yards if Elliott continues to decline. Miller will give them that and more, the only knock on Miller has been his top-end speed and pass-catching.
When you put on the tape you don’t see speed issues, you see a running back hit that hole quickly and isn’t afraid of contact. He also has enough wiggle in his game to make defenders miss in space. In the passing game, Miller has been effective when given the opportunity which thanks to the TCU offense wasn’t that often. Drafting Miller would give the Cowboys a new toy to play with and give them someone who can spell Pollard and still be effective in the running game, unlike Elliott has been.
With the 131st pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select…..
Jaylon Jones, Cornerback, Texas A&M
Height: 6’2 Weight: 205lbs
Career Stat Line: 98 combined tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions, 12 passed defended
Dallas needs to find themselves a solution at the cornerback position because as they sit right now they have two corners worth starting, one coming back from a major injury, and their other starter coming off an injury and entering free agency. Jones could be someone that catches their eye, he’s a physical cornerback that can make receivers and running back pay for going his way by delivering hard hits. He’s very confident in his skill set and that’s something you want to see out of your starting cornerback.
He has the speed to keep up with receivers and make plays on the football in man coverage, he can also drop back into a zone come up and make tackles for no gain. The Cowboys need to get someone opposite Trevon Diggs and Jones would be a nice addition to a group that could use another alpha-type cornerback.