You knew it was coming.
After Cowboys legend Drew Pearson riled up Eagles fans with his over-the-top pick announcement in last year’s draft, there was no doubt that Philadelphia would seek its revenge in The House That Jerry Built.
Enter David Akers.
The Cowboys parted ways with Dez Bryant recently, making wide receiver a major need for the organization ahead of the draft. Dallas opted to shore up its interior defense with Leighton Vander Esch at No. 19, but it can’t afford to ignore the receiving corps any longer. D.J. Chark is a big receiver (6’4) with amazing 4.34 speed but is still raw in his technique. If he learns to run crisp routes, this LSU playmaker could become the next big Cowboys superstar.
The Lions’ running game has been flat for quite some time now, which is why first-year head coach Matt Patricia needs someone like Ronald Jones to revitalize it. This explosive runner packs a powerful initial burst and doesn’t slow down if he finds space. He’s not afraid to take on defenders and has a knack for staying upright. The USC product—along with Frank Ragnow, the club’s No. 20 pick—can immediately improve Detroit’s rushing attack.
Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk added, As recently as Tuesday, Jason Witten was not talking retirement. He hid this well if he was thinking about it then.
One thing that isn’t surprising, however, is a former Cowboys’ great making the transition to the broadcasting booth, as Jonathan Jones of SI.com noted:
Aikman at FOX. Romo at CBS. Witten at ESPN. The top color guy for almost every network’s NFL coverage is a lifelong Cowboy
Witten likely will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. The 35-year-old will finish his career with 1,152 receptions for 12,448 yards and 68 touchdowns. He hasn’t missed a game since his rookie season, the only game he missed in his career. The 11-time Pro Bowler is fourth on the all-time receptions list and second among tight ends behind only Tony Gonzalez (1,325).
His departure comes after the team released wideout Dez Bryant this offseason, meaning Dak Prescott will be without his two top Cheap Full Dye Softball Jerseys options in the passing game from 2017. Suffice to say, the Cowboys likely will address both Cheap Dri Fit Jerseys tight end and wide receiver in the upcoming rounds of the NFL draft.