Lots of hand-wringing across Cowboys Nation right now over what the organization could, should, and might do in the 2021 NFL draft. New mock drafts from some heavy hitters have some hypothetical answers, and even the team website gets into the spirit with a profile of one highly-touted (if somewhat risky) prospect as well as the possibility of drafting another backup to quarterback to Dak Prescott. And the front office’s No. 2 man says the club has started getting calls about the No. 10 selection slot. But is the draft even the way to actually build long-term success in today’s NFL? The Cowboys’ rookie class of just three short years ago suggests it may not be.
Elsewhere in the news, a Dallas DB faces a two-game suspension to start 2021, a new position-specific helmet shows promise for linemen, musical acts have been secured for each night of the draft party in Cleveland, and the Cowboys’ approach to “voluntary” offseason workouts may be a harbinger of how other teams start doing business in the future. That’s all coming right up in this edition of News and Notes.