5 Cowboys players who are peaking at just the right time

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3. Jake Ferguson, TE

Perhaps no player has been flying quite as high in recent weeks, as Jake Ferguson (pun intended). Ferguson isn’t just establishing himself as one of Prescott’s favorite targets dowfield, but he’s becoming a playmaker and fan-favorite.

Ferguson will not hesitate to lower his head and deliver a blow to would-be tacklers. He also has no problem jumping over them entirely.

The man with 145 collegiate receptions has been a star in the NFL. He’s a playmaker with the ball in his hands and a reliable weapon in the flat and down the seam in the Dallas offense.  Perhaps most impressively is his ability and willingness to block.

Towards the end of his career in Dallas, Dalton Schultz became less and less interested in the blocking element of the game. It’s a common shift in mindset for many NFL TEs and part of what makes George Kittle in San Francisco so special. Ferguson has that same special quality.

Graded in the top-10 this season by PFF, Ferguson’s film does the talking. He’s a complete player who adds value to both phases of the game. This will be paramount down the stretch as the weather gets more volatile and gameplans are forced to shift in an instant.