With the NFL offseason hitting the point of wrapping up OTAs and minicamps, most can turn their sights on training camp. That includes rookies looking to make their first impact in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys have a rookie class marked by depth and possible future starters. For some veterans the pressure may be on to keep their starting jobs.
No starting job is safe in the NFL. The Cowboys have seen their fair share of rookies step up and take over for veterans. One of the most recent was Michael Gallup. A third-round pick, many expected Gallup to be fighting his way up the depth chart before making an impact.
With Dallas struggling at the receiver position that year, Gallup quickly began to eclipse veterans such as Allen Hurns and Cole Beasley. Both departed after the 2018 season.
This year's draft class includes some solid defenders and some offensive players who could make an impact when given a chance. Training camp and preseason games are always the time to show out and make an impression on the coaching staff. If these veterans are not careful, they might find themselves running with the second string in a hurry.