Ron Jenkins/Associated Press
The Piece: A big-play TE
The Dallas Cowboys were one of last season’s biggest disappointments relative to the talent on their roster, which explains why they moved on from head coach Jason Garrett. They now must attempt to re-sign both quarterback Dak Prescott and No. 1 wide receiver Amari Cooper this offseason.
If they do keep Prescott and Cooper in the fold, adding a big-play tight end would help further bolster their offense. Jason Witten came out of retirement in 2019 and hauled in 63 passes for 529 yards and four touchdowns, but he had only one play longer than 20 yards.
The Cowboys had the third-best point differential in the NFC (plus-113) and won five of their six division games, yet they still managed to finish just 8-8. They ranked first in yards gained per game (431.5), but they were sixth in points scored (27.1).
If the Cowboys don’t select a tight end in the draft, they could turn their attention to free agents such as Eric Ebron or Tyler Eifert to further diversify their passing attack and take less pressure off star running back Ezekiel Elliott.
The Cowboys shouldn’t have missed the playoffs last season, so they aren’t in need of a major overhaul. But getting Prescott a dangerous tight end capable of moving all over the field would be an improvement.