ARLINGTON, Texas– With four preseason games in the books, the Cowboys can say they've seen some positive things from every draft pick.
That was even more evident Saturday night in the club's 24-18 win over Cincinnati at AT&T Stadium.
Here's a review of the seven draft picks and their performance in the preseason home opener.
Travis Frederick: Once again, the first-round pick showed up well in the start at center. And once again, he had a different right guard next to him. This time it was Doug Free but Frederick seemed to handle this change rather well. Against the Bengals' strong front-four, Frederick controlled the middle and had some nice blocks on the 12-play touchdown drive that ended early in the second quarter. With each game, Frederick is starting to prove himself as a quality first-round pick and a big upgrade for the team at center.
Gavin Escobar: The Cowboys used him more in the "12 Personnel" package, rotating him with James Hanna. It appears his work last week against the Cardinals led to more playing time this week. It appears the second-round pick will continue to work his way into the offense. He had some nice blocks in the running game in the third quarter with DeMarco Murray back in the game.
Terrance Williams: The Baylor rookie had an 11-yard reception for a first down in the third quarter and also drew a pass interference penalty in the first half. Those were the only two passes thrown his direction, but Williams played a lot with the starters in the three-wide packages.
J.J. Wilcox– In his first game back since returning from Georgia to attend his mother's funeral, Wilcox played on all special teams units early in the game. He had a 20-yard kickoff return. He played some in the second half at safety and had one tackle and a pass deflection.
B.W. Webb– If anyone needed a big play, it was Webb and he delivered with an interception off Cincy quarterback Andy Dalton. Playing in the slot, Webb had perfect coverage on a deep slant over the middle and made the play on the ball. He was later mobbed by his teammates, knowing how important it was for him to get a positive play, especially after his struggling performance two games ago in Oakland.
Joseph Randle– Even though this was a dress-rehearsal game that included DeMarco Murray into the third quarter, Randle led the team with 16 attempts and 66 yards. Randle had one kickoff return for 17 yards. [embedded_ad]
DeVonte Holloman – Other than Frederick, who has been a starter in every game, it's hard to match Holloman's production in the preseason and it continued Saturday. The sixth-round pick had four more tackles, a sack, one tackle for loss and a tackle on special teams.