3 standouts (and 2 duds) from Cowboys loss to Jaguars

• Deuce Vaughn is as advertised

• John Stephens, Jr. makes a name for himself

• Turpin has a night to forget

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Cowboys standout: Deuce Vaughn, Running Back

When the Cowboys elected to release Ezekiel Elliott and hit Tony Pollard with the franchise tag, it felt like a foregone conclusion they were going to take a running back early in the draft. That's not what happened though as they waited until Round 6 to bring one in.

That's where they landed Deuce Vaughn and it instantly became a feel-good story. Vaughn's father is a scout for Dallas and was able to call his son to tell him he would be drafted by America's Team.

Outside of the emotional side of the story, the Cowboys also got one heck of a player. Vaughn was a production machine at Kansas State but his small stature apparently scared teams off. But if Saturday was any indication, he's going to do just fine in the pros.

Vaughn had a sensational third quarter as he was making players miss and finding room to run.

He finished the night with 50 yards on eight carries and added six more on three receptions. He even scored his first touchdown early in the fourth quarter when he took it in from four yards out.

Vaughn could easily move up the depth chart if he continues to play like this. And if he does, it feels as though the Cowboys could have a very explosive committee with Pollard and Vaughn working together.

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