Cowboys news: Ezekiel Elliott officially returning to the Dallas Cowboys following NFL Draft

Ezekiel Elliott is officially returning to the Dallas Cowboys

Monday morning brought the news that we were all expecting… Zeke is back.

This broke very early Monday morning. We will have something up here on the blog shortly after the news post with some more and proper discussion.

3 players the Cowboys should target post-draft – Mark Heaney, Inside The Star

Time to put the finishing touches on the 2024 roster.

If Dallas is going to bring back Elliott, why not really try to recreate the old days with a Cole Beasley-esque slot receiver signing?

The Cowboys wide receiver room, outside of CeeDee Lamb, is weak.

Veteran Brandin Cooks is a solid WR2, but he is now headed into his 30s and is coming off back-to-back seasons under 700 receiving yards.

Outside of him, you’re looking at a mixture of Jalen Tolbert, Jalen Brooks, and rookie Ryan Flournoy from Southeast Missouri State.

They need somebody with more proven ability than that.

After being released from the Raiders earlier this off-season, former Pro Bowler Hunter Renfrow is on the market and can provide that proven ability.

Hunter Renfrow evading defender after defender

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— NFL (@NFL) November 19, 2023

He could fit perfectly into the slot when needed.

It would give Dallas a reliable, strong route-runner with consistent hands, as well as the offensive versatility to mix the young guys in on the outside with Cooks in at the slot over Renfrow.

He would be a cheap safety blanket for Dak Prescott, while also not blocking the way for the younger guys to get on the field.

6 Cowboys on Thin ice Following the NFL Draft – Randy Gurzi, Sport DFW

With new faces coming in, familiar faces could be at risk of losing their spot.

2. Viliami Fehoko, Jr., DL

Dallas didn’t do Viliami Fehoko, Jr. any favors after taking him in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft out of San Jose State. He was a strong presence on the edge for SJSU with 47 tackles for a loss and 23 sacks in his career. Most of that damage was done over his final three years with all but one sack and three tackles for a loss occurring between 2020 and 2022.

Once selected by the Cowboys, they began to toy with the idea of moving him inside. Fehoko offers the size to play 3-tech at 6-foot-4 and 276 pounds but he’s still a raw player who should be allowed to focus on one position — ideally, that would have been at defensive end.

As a rookie, he didn’t get to appear in any games. The door was cracked open for him to get work in at this spot once again when Dorance Armstrong and Dante Fowler, Jr. signed with the Washington Commanders but then in Round 2, the Cowboys made a surprise pick when they took Marshawn Kneeland.

Grading Each Cowboys Pick in the 2024 NFL Draft – Koby Skillern, Sports Illustrated

Now that the 2024 draft has officially concluded, it is grading time.

1st Round (Pick 29): Tyler Guyton (OT) – Oklahoma

Draft Grade: B+

Tyler Guyton, who stands at 6’7” and 328 lbs, is the next star lineman for the Cowboys. In 14 games last season for Oklahoma (1 at LT, 13 at RT), Guyton gave up zero sacks and 9 hurries. He looks to replace HOF Tyron Smith at left tackle. Guyton remains a project at LT, starting just one game at the position last season. This is why I found it challenging to give him a higher grade.

7-Round, way-too-early 2025 mock draft sends Cowboys WR, RB, CB – Tim Lettiero, Cowboys Wire

Why not have a little fun?

Round 1: Evan Stewart, WR, Oregon

Oregon wide receiver Evan Stewart makes a catch during practice with the Ducks Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore.

Evan Stewart is a speed demon who has taken his talents from Texas A&M to Oregon, looking to build his resumè in Eugene. He has quite a few ties to Dallas as he played high school football for Liberty which is based in Frisco, Texas and whose head coach happens to be future Hall of Fame tight end and Cowboy legend Jason Witten. A former 5-star recruit, Stewart looks to right his ship and prove why he was so highly touted.

Stewart is a true track-star athlete; he medaled in long jump, triple jump and the 4x400m and 4x200m teams. Although he is slight at just 6-foot, 175 pounds, he finds himself on the outside more often than the slot. He is a bit of a one-trick pony but is damn good as he can separate with ease with 0-60 start-stop ability and fantastic RAC. He may not be everyone’s cup of tea but replacing the aging Brandin Cooks with an elite downfield threat and keeping the offense explosive would benefit Dallas moving forward.

The Cowboys draft haul shows that they are tired of being pushed around in the trenches – Dan Rogers, Blogging The Boys

This wasn’t Dallas’ smallest draft class of all time.


No offense to Tyler Biadasz, but when push came to shove, Biadasz always seemed to be on the losing end. He didn’t have the raw strength to handle more powerful defensive tackles in this league. That’s why it shouldn’t be surprising that the team let him walk in free agency. With Biadasz gone, the team now turns to Cooper Beebe to handle the job. There are some similarities between the two as Beebe himself isn’t a brute strength guy and has short arms that are less than ideal, but he makes up for it in fundamentals. He has excellent footwork and consistently gets into the chest of the defenders. He has strong hands and uses his positioning well. When he connects, he drives them out of play. Beebe is not a raw power guy, but his smart play and game tape show he will not be pushed around.


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