It’s no secret that the Dallas Cowboys will most likely have a pretty high draft pick in the NFL 2021 Draft due to their unfortunate season and record.

There’s a lot the Cowboys can do with this. And on the other side, there’s a lot they can use with it. There are issues on both sides of the ball, but according to game performances, injury, and player longevity, two positions are catching the eye of fans.

The safety position, or a new, shiny offensive lineman?


HaHa Clinton-Dix was a signing that perked some Cowboys fans’ ears. It’s unclear what led to the decision to cut Dix before the start of the season, but with the lack of performance and injury from starting safeties, such as Darian Thompson and Xavier Woods, Dix seemed like a pickup that could’ve added some needed intensity to the depleted, discouraged defense.

Fans are calling for defensive players such as Micah Parsons, a projected first-round linebacker from Penn State, or Patrick Surtain II, a projected first-round cornerback from Alabama. Both positions outside of the much-needed safety position, but it would be a stretch to say those two players couldn’t enhance the already improving defense.

Jevon Holland, a safety coming out of Oregon, and Hamsah Nasirildeen, a versatile defensive player coming out of Florida State. Holland is arguably one of the best safety coming out of the draft because of his ball hog physical ability and mental ability. Nasirildeen does it all. Playing single high safety, linebacker, or in the slot, Nasirildeen could be the answer if the Cowboys decided not to single in a safety.

Offensive Lineman

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Injuries on the offensive line happen every season. The line hasn’t been that stone wall people like to say it is since the 2016 season. With Frederick’s retirement, Su’a-Filo’s move to the Bengals, Fleming’s move to the Giants, the line is slowly deteriorating. With injuries, Tyron Smith has been questionable or out for 13 weeks since the middle of the 2018 season with back, ankle, and neck injuries. The line isn’t getting any smoother, so it might be time to add some help.

Penei Sewell is, arguably, going to be a top-five, if not top ten, draft pick. There has been an offensive tackle who has been better than Sewell. His stats? Sewell has not allowed a sack in over 926 snaps. Only seven pressures and two quarterback hits according to Walter Football.

If the Dallas Cowboys are really zeroing in on getting an offensive lineman with their first pick, they should have no huge problem getting Sewell. However, Alex Leatherwood coming out of Alabama and or Wyatt Davis coming out of Ohio State would both be good alternatives.

With a completely healthy offense and a better, healthier defense, Dallas has the potential to take it all. The draft might lend a helping hand with that.

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