Jerry Jones clearly wanted to make defense a priority in the 2021 NFL Draft, as the Cowboys used eight of their 11 selections on that side of the ball. The big prize of the night for the Boys was Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons, a player who recorded 109 total tackles, five sacks, and three forced fumbles in 2019 before opting out of last season because of concerns over COVID-19. Parsons will now take the place of another former Penn State linebacker, following Sean Lee’s retirement announcement last month.
With the secondary being a major area of concern for Dallas in 2020, the team selected Kentucky cornerback Kelvin Joseph in the second round. One round and three picks later in the draft, the Cowboys took Oregon corner, Nahshon Wright. Other notable selections for Dallas included UCLA defensive tackle Osa Odighizuwa, Iowa defensive end Chauncey Golston, and LSU linebacker Jabril Cox.
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The Giants' draftees: a statistical briefing
The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books, producing the six newest members of the New York Football Giants’ franchise.
THE BIRTH OF TRADER DAVE
Gettleman is enjoying his new title after making moves in the draft
THE 12TH DIMENSION
My top three Giant drafts of the modern era
Azeez Ojulari • LB • Georgia
Aaron Robinson • CB • UCF
Kadarius Toney • WR • Florida
Elerson Smith • EDGE • Northern Iowa
Ourlads' Giants draft analysis
A year full of firsts due to the COVID-19 pandemic made the entire process leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft both unorthodox and limited.
No consolation prize
Kadarius Toney is far from a fall back guy
NFC EAST ROUNDUP
NFC EAST ROUNDUP
QUARTERBACKS: TOP AVAILABLE FREE AGENTS
Dak Prescott, Cowboys 6-2 • 235 pounds • 27 years old A solid starter who has a nice TD-INT ratio over his first five seasons (104-40), Prescott is an accurate thrower and very mobile. However, he’s coming off a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle, so it remains to be seen if this will impact his game moving forward.
DD's FREE AGENCY PLAN
Pro Football Focus had McCain rated higher than Rowe in terms of 2020 performance, though Rowe played the more difficult role of covering opposing tight ends (such as Travis Kelce and Darren Waller).
Boston College’s trio of preseason All-Americans has the Eagles envisioning a trip to Omaha
JC Deep Dive: Why Jets said, ‘No Tank You'
Those who frequent social media are likely aware that some Jets fans were livid at the team for beating the Los Angeles Rams, Dec. 10, greatly hurting their chances at landing the first pick in the draft, which likely will be Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence.
History of Ranch Rodeo
A working cowboy’s event, the modern-day version of a rodeo is vastly different from its predecessor, the traditional ranch rodeo. Instead of the glamorous and sometime theatrical performances of today’s professional rodeos, ranch rodeos remain dedicated to the skill and determination necessary to work a ranch. From their grass-roots evolution in the 19th century to the thousands of annual events today, ranch rodeos connect generations of cowboys and cowgirls across the country.
TEENS TUTOR PEERS ONLINE TO FILL NEED DURING PANDEMIC
When her suburban Dallas high school was forced to move online last spring because of the coronavirus pandemic, Charvi Goyal realized that the schoolmates she’d been informally tutoring between classes would still need extra help but wouldn’t necessarily be able to get it. So she took her tutoring online, as well.
DIAMONDS - A Luxury Gem Steeped in Fact & Fable
The diamond is one fabled gemstone! For example, google “Hope Diamond” to see all the legends associated with just this one stone said to bring misfortune to its owners.
With Big Ronnie Coleman, Eight-Time Mr. Olympia
Road to playoffs narrows
Seven games to grow. To improve. To ready for 2021. All good things. But to make the 2020 playoffs? It’s not the easiest route.