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The club comes from a disastrous season where the defense and ground play were disappointing. Could the Dallas Cowboys add these three artists?
Much of the hum this year and the preseason has been about the health of quarterback Dak Prescott. But when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the second Thursday in September, the five-year-old pro is expected to be in the starting lineup.
Of course, the other big questions when it comes to Mike McCarthy’s club have revived a defensive unit that was simply embarrassing in 2020. Therefore, the use of eight of the team’s 11 draft picks on this side of the ball this year. But what about some other players who could help the Cowboys get back from a 6-10 show?
3. OL Nick Easton
The Cowboys were a disappointing 17th in the league in rushing offense last year. Some of it had to do with the team’s inability to stop opponents. Some of it was via a disappointing 2020 from running back Ezekiel Elliott.
But part of it was also due to the fact that the franchise’s pride and joy in recent years was ineffective for various reasons. The Dallas offensive front dealt its share of injuries and irregular play. Left tackle Tyron Smith has struggled to stay healthy in recent years. And multi-year All-Pro right-back Zack Martin missed the last five games of 2020.
Versatile Nick Easton would be an excellent addition in terms of depth. The 29-year-old professional spent the last two seasons with the Saints after beginning his career with the Vikings. He can line up anywhere in the interior of the line.