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Postby linchao » 18 May 2019, 06:38

The Dallas Cowboys do not have a first-round pick this season. You can thank Amari Cooper for that. Nobody will complain about that one Travis Frederick Jersey Stitched , but it does mean that the team’s best chance to land one of the top collegiate players will have to wait until the end of the second round of the draft. After being chastised for so many years for botching up their second-round pick, they have done a nice job in recent drafts. In fact, the last five second-round picks for the Cowboys played in 84 of the 90 possible games this season (if you include postseason):2014 DeMarcus Lawrence2015 Randy Gregory2016 Jaylon Smith2017 Chidobe Awuzie2018 Connor WilliamsThat’s pretty good. The team would love to keep that type of success going as they make their first selection of this year’s draft. People will throw different positions of need at you as they mock up some candidates, but the Cowboys must take a good football player there. Don’t let need drive the decision when it comes to a premium Day 2 draft choice. Of course, it would be ideal if best player available matched up nicely with need so they could kill two birds with one pick. And one of those needs is the tight end position.The Cowboys have a bunch of tight ends that are solid players. Geoff Swaim (free agent), Blake Jarwin, and Dalton Schultz all contributed in the offense this past season. They’re fine. But they’re not special players that can really open up the offense. Dak Prescott loves throwing to his tight end. In fact, the only Pro Bowl touchdown the NFC team had on Sunday was when Prescott hit Austin Hooper down the middle for the score. If the Cowboys can somehow find a special talent at the tight end position in this draft, it could really improve the offense.Talented tight ends typically are luxury picks. Teams usually address other positions and even the talented ones tend to slide. Last year’s top tight end (Hayden Hurst) wasn’t selected until pick 25. In 2015 and 2016, the first tight end wasn’t taken until the second round. 2017 was considered a deep tight end class as five players were selected between picks 19 and 45.As luck would have it, the 2019 draft class of tight ends is deep as well and it’s very possible one of the really good ones make it to the Cowboys in the second round. Here are the top five tight end choices in this year’s draft.THE FIRST ROUNDERSWhile there are several good options to choose from Youth Sean Lee Jersey , the cream of the crop features two Iowa tight ends that aren’t likely to make it out of the first round. Iowa is building a reputation for churning out star tight ends as George Kittle came out of nowhere to become one of the elite tight ends in the game. Now, they’ll have two star prospects entering the draft this season.T.J. Hockenson, IowaWhen you’re stuck behind another great tight end that’s expected to be a Day 1 pick and you still put up the numbers T.J. Hockenson did, you might be something special. If there’s a guy who could be the next tight end star in the league, it’s Hockenson. He’s the most complete tight end in the draft. He’s a really great run blocker, but possesses the athleticism to be great in the receiving game. He had more catches this past year than Kittle had his entire career at Iowa.Hockenson doesn’t have great speed, but he’s got sudden quickness to quickly escape from defenders. His awareness is outstanding and he’s always finding space in the secondary. He’s got an athletic frame and has excellent ball skills. Every year there are players in the draft that become superstars in this league. Hockenson could be one of those players. 2018 Stats: 49 receptions for 760 yards with six touchdownsEstimated pick: 22nd overallNoah Fant, IowaNoah Fant may not be the blocker his fellow Iowa teammate is, but this guy is a ridiculous athlete. If you’re looking for that great speed guy who can be a mismatch in the receiving game, Fant should be the guy you’re targeting. He’s a guy that needs to be developed more and that may not be what teams are looking for with their first-round pick, but because of his athleticism Sean Lee Jersey Stitched , his upside is high.2018 Stats: 39 receptions for 519 yards and seven touchdowns.Estimated pick: 29th overallThe Iowa boys shouldn’t be in play for Dallas as they’ll be too far out of reach, but you never know if Jerry Jones decides to put on his fancy pants and make a big move. If the Cowboys could somehow come away with Hockenson on their roster, they would take a giant step towards giving them a dynamic offense.SECOND-ROUND FALLERSThere are going to be a couple good tight ends available in the second round. The only question is - how fall will they slide. If the right guy falls, should the Cowboys make a move? Here are a couple players who might fall within striking distance.Irv Smith Jr., AlabamaSmith Jr. has the size/speed combination to create mismatches at the NFL level. He has great explosiveness and can be very dangerous up the seam. His ability to separate has made him a wide open target for Alabama. He’s a huge target with length that enables him to have a big catch radius. He’s one of the top pass-catching tight ends in the draft, but he’s steadily improving as a run blocker. Smith will give his new team an immediate boost in the passing game, but he possesses the upside to be a complete tight end.2018 Stats: 44 passes for 710 yards and seven touchdownsEstimated pick: 41st overallCaleb Wilson, UCLACaleb Wilson is essentially just an over-sized wide receiver. He isn’t the balanced tight end NFL teams want, but this is a passing league and extremely athletic players like Wilson will be coveted by many teams. He’s got all the traits of a great pass-catcher. He runs routes extremely well, has good hands, and flies down the field after the catch. All these things were on full display as he came close to reaching 1 Youth Leighton Vander Esch Jersey ,000 yards last season. Wilson’s athleticism will cause him to go in one of the premium rounds, but there are a slew of super-talented tight ends that might cause him to slip a bit. Will he make it all the way until the Cowboys are on the clock? That might be a little optimistic.2018 Stats: 60 catches for 965 yards and four touchdowns in 2018Estimated pick: 46th overallWAIT FOR ITThe Cowboys may look to move up if a guy they love starts falling, but they may also remain patient if they feel one of the top tight ends will make it to them. This class is so deep with talent that it’s very possible that’s exactly what happens.Kaden Smith, StanfordMaybe it’s just seeing that beautiful number 82 running around, but it’s hard not to get excited when watching film of Stanford’s Kaden Smith. But it’s the things he does well that draws comparisons to Cowboys great, Jason Witten. He doesn’t have blazing speed, but he is excellent at finding creases. He gets off the line quickly and demonstrates great footwork out of his breaks. He wins with technique, not athleticism. Sound familiar? But the list goes on and on with Smith. He has outstanding hands and does a remarkable job of making contested catches. Smith is athletic enough to create mismatches and he’s just the type of underneath target Dak Prescott loves to rely on. And did we mention he’s one of the best in-line blocking tight ends in the draft. He just seems like a perfect fit for the Cowboys.2018 Stats: 47 receptions for 635 yards and two touchdownsEstimated pick: 56th overallHe’s got a real shot to make it to the Cowboys in the second round. Dallas drafted Dalton Schultz last season. Could they look again to Stanford for another tight end selection?Are there any tight ends in this draft that you would love the Cowboys to snag with their second-round pick? EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL rushing title will be on the line with Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley on the field. There is a chance this could be Eli Manning’s final start for the team he led to two Super Bowl titles in the last 15 years.Not bad for a somewhat meaningless regular-season finale between the NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys (9-6) and the struggling New York Giants (5-10) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.The big-name interest points don’t appeal to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and Giants coach Pat Shurmur. Both want wins and momentum.Garrett wants the momentum for the Cowboys’ wild-card playoff home game against either Seattle, Minnesota or the Eagles next weekend. He plans on playing just about everyone who is healthy this weekend.Finishing his first season as the coach of a team that has missed the playoffs the past two years and six of seven, Shurmur wants to build for next year. The Giants have already won two more games than in 2017 Leighton Vander Esch Jersey Stitched , and they are 4-3 since their bye week.“We think it’s important to practice well and go play well in a game like this,” said Garrett, whose team has gone 6-1 down the stretch to win the division for the second time in three years. “We’ve been in the situation a couple times in recent years and you have to handle them a little differently based on the availability that you have of your players, but typically if a player’s not healthy enough to play he’s not going to play. But the other guys are going to play.”Garrett said his coaching staff will be finished breaking down the three potential playoff opponents this week.Shurmur isn’t taking any solace that the Giants have lost some close games.“The fact that we fight until the end is what I think is important,” he said. “Now, when there’s a victory to be had, we’ve got to go take it, and I think that’s part of learning and part of what we need to do better.”Here are five things to watch:ELI’S SWAN SONGManning has been the Giants’ starting quarterback since the middle of his rookie season in 2004. The soon-to-be 38 year old led New York to Super Bowl titles in the 2007 and ’11 seasons. He has one more year on a contract that will pay him more than $22 million next season. There is no heir apparent on the roster, but Manning’s drawback is his lack of mobility. It will be a focal point to see what the Giants do after the season and also how the crowd reacts to Manning on Sunday.AWARDS, RECORDSElliott enters the final week with a 183-yard lead over Todd Gurley and a 236-yard advantage over Barkley for the rushing title.Barkley needs 114 yards from scrimmage to join Eric Dickerson (2,212 yards in 1983) and Edgerrin James (2 Youth Connor Williams Jersey ,139 in 1999) as the only rookies with at least 2,000 scrimmage yards in NFL history. He also needs two catches to surpass Reggie Bush (88 receptions in 2006) for most by rookie running back in league annals.GUARDING MARTINCowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones all but said on his radio show Tuesday that right guard Zack Martin, who has battled a knee injury all season, will sit with nothing on the line for Dallas. Martin missed a game for the first time in his career two weeks ago before returning in the division-clinching win over Tampa Bay. The five-time Pro Bowler hyperextended his left knee in a preseason game. He left both of the games against Philadelphia after aggravating the injury, returning the first time but not the second.OTHER SIT-OR-PLAY QUESTIONSDallas receiver Tavon Austin has been out since Week 6 with a groin injury but is getting close to a return. The question is whether to give him something of a test run before the wild-card game.Defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford is likely to sit after injuring his neck last weekend. Cornerback Anthony Brown’s back flared up late last week, keeping him out of the win over the Bucs. He’ll probably rest as well. Brown’s injury led the Cowboys to keep linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) out for the sixth time in seven games against Tampa Bay, so they might decide to save him for the playoffs as well.ABOUT THAT PASSING GAMEThe Cowboys need as much time together as possible with a passing attack that’s been a work in progress all season. They improved dramatically by adding Amari Cooper in a midseason trade with Oakland. However, he has been held to 32 and 20 yards receiving the past two games after going for a career-high 217 yards with three touchdowns against the Eagles.
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