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State of the Franchise: Dallas Cowboys

Breaking down the Dallas Cowboys roster. Where they stand now, and what they need to do.
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DALLAS COWBOYS OFFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

QB, Dak PRESCOTT

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 83.8
  • Contract – Dak Prescott signed a 4 year [2021-2024], $160,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

RB, Ezekiel ELLIOTT

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 68.9
  • Contract – Ezekiel Elliott signed a 6 year [2021-2026],$90,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

LWR, CeeDee LAMB

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 84.3
  • Contract – CeeDee Lamb signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $14,010,012 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

RWR, Michael GALLUP

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 73.4
  • Contract – Michael Gallup signed a 5 year [2022-2026], $57,500,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

SWR, James WASHINGTON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 50.5
  • Contract – James Washington signed a 1 year [2022], – contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

TE, Dalton SCHULTZ

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 78.1
  • Contract – Dalton Schultz signed a 1 year [2022], $10,931,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

LT, Tyron SMITH

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 91.4
  • Contract – Tyron Smith signed a 8 year [2016-2023], $97,600,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

OG, Connor MCGOVERN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 75.9
  • Contract – Connor McGovern signed a 4 year [2019-2022], $3,618,108 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

C, Tyler BIADASZ

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 64.8
  • Contract – Tyler Biadasz signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $3,789,400 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

OG, Zack MARTIN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 93.9
  • Contract – Zack Martin signed a 6 year [2019-2024], $84,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

RT, Terence STEELE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 64.5
  • Contract – Terence Steele signed a 3 year [2020-2022], $2,295,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

Bench Depth

N. Ralston, N. Brown, T.J. Vasher, S. Fehoko, J. Ball, B. Jones, M. Farniok, I. Alarcon, J. Sprinkle, C. Rush, T. Pollard

DALLAS COWBOYS DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

LDE, Demarcus LAWRENCE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 91.0
  • Contract – DeMarcus Lawrence signed a 3 year [2022-2024], $40,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

DT, Trysten HILL

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 65.3
  • Contract – Trysten Hill signed a 4 year [2019-2022], $4,869,974 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

DT, Neville GALLIMORE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 49.6
  • Contract – Neville Gallimore signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $4,680,449 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

RDE, Dante FOWLER Jr.

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 55.9
  • Contract – Dante Fowler Jr. signed a 1 year [2022], $3,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

WLB, Leighton VANDER ESCH

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 63.5
  • Contract – Leighton Vander Esch signed a 1 year [2022], $2,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

MLB, Micah PARSONS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 89.8
  • Contract – Micah Parsons signed a 4 year [2021-2024*], $17,079,793 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

LCB, Anthony BROWN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 67.7
  • Contract – Anthony Brown signed a 3 year [2020-2022], $15,500,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

FS, Donovan WILSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 62.5
  • Contract – Donovan Wilson signed a 4 year [2019-2022], $2,647,356 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

SS, Jayron KEARSE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 76.8
  • Contract – Jayron Kearse signed a 2 year [2022-2023], $10,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

RCB, Trevon DIGGS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 59.6
  • Contract – Trevon Diggs signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $6,320,907 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

SCB, Jourdan LEWIS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 61.4
  • Contract – Jourdan Lewis signed a 3 year [2021-2023], $13,500,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

Bench Depth

D. Armstrong, Q. Bohanna, O. Odighizuwa, C. Golston, L. Gifford, K. Joseph, M. Hooker, N. Wright

Team Needs

OFFENSE

Average PFF Grade: 75.4 

Starters with contracts expiring after 2022: J. Washington (WR), C. McGovern (OG), T. Steele (RT), D. Schultz (TE).

Below average PFF grades: M. Gallup (73.4), J. Washington (50.5), T. Biadasz (64.8), T. Steele (64.5), E. Elliott (68.9).

DEFENSE

Average PFF Grade: 67.6

Starters with contracts expiring after 2022: T. Hill (DT), D. Fowler (RDE), L. Vander Esch (WLB), A. Brown (LCB), D. Wilson (FS).

Below average PFF grades: T. Hill (65.3), N. Gallimore (49.6), D. Fowler (55.9), L. Vander Esch (63.5), D. Wilson (62.5), T. Diggs (59.6), J. Lewis (61.4).

2022 Draft Picks

Round 1: No. 24
Round 2: No. 56
Round 3: No. 88
Round 4: No. 129
Round 5: No. 155 (from Browns)
Round 5: No. 167
Round 5: No. 176
Round 5: No. 178
Round 6: No. 193 (from Browns)

2022 Cap Space

Draft Strategy

Low PFF grades: DT (49.6), WR (50.5), RDE (55.9), RCB (59.6), SCB (61.4)

Expiring contracts: WR (50.5), TE (78.1), OG (75.9), RT (64.5), DT (65.3), RDE (55.9), WLB (63.5), LCB (67.7), FS (62.5)

2022 NFL Draft Top Prospects: DEFENSIVE PLAYERSWRS, OL, TES, QBS, RBS

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