The Dallas Cowboys are coming off quite the tough season. Their starting quarterback Dak Prescott was proving to be worthy of every single penny and playing at an MVP-caliber level before suffering a gruesome, season-ending injury. And, as you may know by now, you just can't win in the NFL unless you have a solid quarterback.
However, America's Team struggled all over the board, not just when it came to their signal-callers. Their defense was porous, to say the least, their special teams couldn't put the offense in a position to succeed, and there were several questions about Mike McCarthy's ability to lead the team.
Now, they expect Prescott to be fully recovered for next season and will have as many as 10 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft, meaning that there's plenty of hope in a bounce-back season to dominate the lesser NFC East division.
Jerry Jones, Mike McCarthy Hint At The Cowboys' Plan For The NFL Draft
With plenty of fans wondering what are the Cowboys going to do with their 10 picks - especially with the 10th overall - team owner Jerry Jones pretty much shut down the chances of trading up to get standout tight end Kyle Pitts.
"Don't be stupid over your needs. Don't be ridiculous," Jones said. "[There's a] good chance to have a top defensive player -- the top, one of top -- be there at 10," the controversial owner said.
For the past couple of months, the Cowboys have been linked with cornerbacks Patrick Surtain II and Jaycee Horn, both expected to be available when they're on the clock, and Mike McCarthy confirmed that they're likely leaning towards reinforcing their defense:
"We all would like to go BPA (best player available)," McCarthy said. "But we're building a football team and we have a new defensive coordinator."
The former Packers head coach also claimed that the team is going to focus on strengthening their offensive line, and that they would also love to bring in more competition for the backup quarterback spot:
"I don't think you ever pass up on O-line depth. With 10 picks, I wouldn't be surprised if we use one on an offensive lineman. We have [Cooper Rush, Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert], and we're enjoying developing them [behind Dak Prescott]. But you definitely want to add some competition to the room," he concluded.
There's plenty of hopes and expectations about the reinforced Cowboys in 2021. Hopefully, they'll give the fans what they want and go back to playoff contention after such a tumultuous season.