Dak Prescott: Obvious for Cowboys to focus on defense in draft

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You wouldn’t fault a quarterback that wants more weapons on offense to help him in his efforts to produce points for his team.

But when it comes to this year’s draft for the Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott is expecting and hoping his team adds to the other side of the ball instead.

I think it’ll be a heavy defensive draft for us,” Prescott said in an appearance on the Tiki and Tierney podcast. “You just look on the offensive side at the weapons we’ve got, and I think that’s why I say go defense. We’ve got Amari Cooper, we’ve got Blake Jarwin coming back from an injury, we’ve got CeeDee (Lamb) coming into his second year, Michael Gallup, who I think is going to have the biggest year of his career yet, and obviously Zeke (Elliott) is in the backfield. I just think it’s obvious you go defense, and just make our team better over on that side.”

With the 10th overall pick, the Cowboys should be able to get one of the top defensive players in this year’s class. Offensive players are projected to fill most, if not all, of the first nine selections of the draft, which would give Dallas their pick of the litter. Cornerbacks such as Patrick Surtain II, Jaycee Horn, Greg Newsome II and Caleb Farley would be likely targets to help replace the departure of Chidobe Awuzie.

5 responses to “Dak Prescott: Obvious for Cowboys to focus on defense in draft

  1. Why focus on what is right for your team when your owner can find a shiny object or hone in on a player that will lead to jersey sales?

  2. Smart man. You can have all the weapons in the world, but if you have to score on every possession, just to keep the score even, you’re not likely to win any championships.

  3. I guess Dak doesn’t want to anger his Oline.

    So a bunch of decades ago the Cowboys had one of the best Olines in history and what did they do with it?

    They get that same talent level back this past decade (at skill positions too) and I guess that coaching does matter. Or making less money. Or ownership. Or something.

    Cowboys needed a Ron Rivera to right the ship. At least the other worst owners (Snyder and the Band Aid Bros) finally got the message.

  4. And this is why you don’t let players get involved in personnel decisions. Yes, Dallas has defensive issue but it goes much deeper. They also have health issue on the offensive line, very badly need a backup QB, a dependable wide receiver and most of all assurance that their starting QB is going to be able to perform. They could go 10-7 or 6-11. Neither would surprise me!

  5. What was obvious is that they should have focused on getting up to draft the QB of the future. Jerry completely blew that up, so it lends itself to drafting 10 offensive players.

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