Dallas Cowboys CEO Stephen Jones Hints at Position Franchise Has its Eyes on Ahead of the NFL Draft

Published 04/24/2021, 10:15 AM EDT
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys on the field during warm ups before the game against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)


The Dallas Cowboys will enter the 2021 NFL season with renewed hope. With quarterback Dak Prescott now fully healthy and locked in with a new contract, Cowboys fans believe this could be the start of a new era.

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But for that to happen the Cowboys must rectify their mistakes from 2020. The franchise finished with a 5-11 losing record last season and were woeful across multiple areas on the field. 

In their defense, they hit badly by the injury bug. But another losing season is not something the Cowboys will be aiming for in 2021.

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With Dak Prescott here for the long run, the offense will look to improve on its woeful performances from 2020. And it looks like the Dallas Cowboys management might be looking at providing Prescott with some new tools in the upcoming draft.   

Dallas Cowboys keeping an eye for wide receivers

During a segment of radio show 105.3 The Fan, Dallas Cowboys CEO Stephen Jones talked about the level of wide receivers being produced due to the level that college football has reached. 

“Yeah, I think there are some spots that some years are better than others. I will say that it seems like there’s always a bunch of receivers.

“You know, obviously, with the college game where it’s gone,” said Jones who is the son of Cowboys owner and NFL Hall of Famer, Jerry Jones.

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But this year’s wide receiver class is something that seems to have caught the eye of the franchise.

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“We just finished up another round of going through receivers again, and boy, it’s nice. Your eyes blur at the end because there’s a large quantity of receivers throughout the draft,” he said.

Oct 4, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy watches a play in the game against the Cleveland Browns at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

There are indeed plenty of promising wide receivers to look out for in the upcoming draft. While Ja’Maar Chase, DeVonta Smith, and Jaylen Waddle leading the pack, the 2021 wide receiver draft class has a lot of promise. 

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The Cowboys could find themselves in a position to draft one among the best wideouts available in the 1st round of the draft. Whether they choose to go for that route remains to be seen.  

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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