Cowboys News: Neal officially signs, 2018 draft class impact, NFL offseason outline

Zaven Collins

With the 2021 NFL draft two weeks away, the pieces are coming together on what could be a very exciting weekend for the Dallas Cowboys. Our own Ben Glassmire released his most recent profile on linebacker Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins, who could add to a linebacker room that is currently surrounded by questions.

The NFL also announced their schedule for offseason programs and with the decision for them to be voluntary at times for players, it could have a large impact on Dallas. Who will decide to opt out of these workouts? Who could Dallas go with at No. 44?

Tulsa LB Zaven Collins could be perfect fit for Cowboys at imperfect spot, slot :: Cowboys Wire

Link The Cowboys have a lot of questions surrounding their linebacker room, including the health of Leighton Vander-Esch and uncertainty about Jaylon Smith’s production. With this in mind, Dallas could look to find another linebacker to add to the fray in the 2021 NFL Draft. Our own Ben Glassmire brings his most recent profile on Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins, a 6-foot-5, 259 pound SAM linebacker. Click the link to see how he could fit in Dallas’s scheme. –CB

Neal officially signs his 3-year-really-a-1-year deal

Why Ifeatu Melifonwu could be the answer at pick 44 for the Cowboys in the draft :: Blogging the Boys

Link For Dallas in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, many positions could be given reinforcement. One of those is cornerback and Syracuse’s Ifeatu Melifonwu fits the scheme that Dallas is running under new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Melifonwu is a 6-foot-2 corner who amassed 55 total tackles and 8 pass breakups before opting out of the rest of the season. If the Cowboys have the chance to take him at No. 44, they could be finding a corner to play across from Trevon Diggs. –CB

NFL Reveals Offseason Plan; How it Effects Cowboys :: The Mothership

Link The NFL’s offseason program for 2021 is being put into a three-phase plan, as the NFL sent this out on Wednesday, also saying that it is voluntary for all players to do offseason workouts. For the Cowboys, this could have a large influence on who is there for workouts and OTA’s but with a list of players who will make an extra $500,000 for being in attendance, there is a chance they don’t take any time off. –CB

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