Coach: Jason Garrett
OC: Kellen Moore
QB: Dak Prescott, Cooper Rush, Mike White
RBs: Ezekiel Elliott, Darius Jackson, Tony Pollard, Mike Weber, Jordan Chunn
FBs: Jamize Olawale
WRs: Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Randall Cobb, Tavon Austin, Allen Hurns, Noah Brown, Lance Lenoir, Cedrick Wilson, Reggie Davis, Devin Smith, Codey McElroy, Jon’Vea Johnson, Jalen Guton
TEs: Jason Witten, Blake Jarwin, Rico Gathers, Dalton Schultz
2019 Draft (offense only):
Round 3, Pick 90 – G – Connor McGovern – Penn State
Round 4, Pick 128 – RB – Tony Pollard – Memphis
Round 7, Pick 218 – RB – Mike Weber – Ohio State
2019 Undrafted Free Agents (fantasy offense only):
WR – Jon’Vea Johnson – Toledo
WR – Jalen Guyton – North Texas
Key Offseason Additions (fantasy offense):
WR – Randall Cobb
TE – Jason Witten
Training Camp Preview: Rookies 7/26, Veterans 7/26
Jason Garrett enters his 9th season as the head coach. The new wrinkle this year will be from new OC Kellen Moore. Moore was on the Cowboys roster in 2017 before becoming the QB coach in 2018. He just turned 30 in July and will be one of the most important young football minds to keep an eye on. I’m expecting to see more creativity in the passing game this year.
Dak Prescott is in his fourth year in the league and has not finished outside of the top 12 quarterbacks in fantasy points. He’ll be one of my favorite redraft targets this year. His ADP is around QB19! If Kellen Moore can help juice up this Dallas passing game, Prescott just might sneak into the top ten this year and deliver some career numbers. Not much to watch after Prescott, but we’ll see Mike White and Cooper Rush compete for the back up job.
We don’t need to spend much time on stud running back Ezekiel Elliott. He is a consensus top 4 pick this year, and the favorite to lead the league in rushing yards. He’s entering his final year of his rookie deal, giving Dallas a tough decision to make soon. After Elliott, they Cowboys drafted Tony Pollard out of Memphis in the fourth round, and then doubled down with another running back in the seventh, Mike Weber out of Ohio State. Darius Jackson and Jordan Chunn are the only other backs on the roster. The #2 spot is totally up for grabs and will be the most interesting camp battle for us to watch this summer.
Amari Cooper is the main attraction in the Dallas receiving group. He’s being drafted around the WR12 range in the early third. He was a bit inconsistent last year, but he was traded mid-season and now has a full off-season to get more comfortable with his new team. It’s very likely we see some new career highs from Cooper this year. My issue with his ADP is that I’m into a handful of running backs in the third round. Feel free to target him at ADP. After Cooper, the Cowboys lost Cole Beasley in free agency but signed former Packer Randall Cobb. Michael Gallup enters his second season and will start as the other outside receiver. The trio of Cooper/Gallup/Cobb has me pretty excited for Dak Prescott the most. Gallup will be a better best ball target than a redraft pick. Cobb has the opportunity to provide us a consistent WR3 in PPR leagues. Allen Hurns was just released, so the WR4 job is up for grabs. We’ll watch the competition between Tavon Austin and Noah Brown. They have a handful of young wideouts trying to make the team; Lance Lenoir, Cedrick Wilson, Reggie Davis, Devin Smith, Codey McElroy, Jon’Vea Johnson and Jalen Guyton.
Jason Witten has come back from retirement and will take over his role as the starting tight end. I’m not too excited to rely on Witten this year, but it might not be a terrible idea to snag him at the end of drafts and see what he can do week 1. We’ll have to monitor his practice reports to see how well conditioned he is. Blake Jarwin is the number two tight end and is a solid dynasty stash. He flashed at the end of last year and can have value for us if anything happens to Witten. Rico Gathers and Dalton Schultz round out the rest of the tight end group.
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