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Rob Phillips

DallasCowboys.com Senior Writer

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Mailbag: Trying To Improve The QB Depth?

Are the Cowboys satisfied with their current backup options at quarterback, since it doesn't appear they are addressing the position in the draft or free agency?
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Mailbag: A Change At Safety? Wright's Grade?

With the plethora of linebackers now – Jaylon, Leighton, Parsons, free agent Neal and Jabril Cox – what do you think about the idea of transitioning Cox to safety?
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Mailbag: Interest In Jeff Heath? Rookie Travel?

I can’t help but notice that our old friend Jeff Heath is expected to be available once again. Any chance we see him back in Dallas this season? 
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Cowboys Part Ways With 6 Players, Including Woods

Roster moves help the Cowboys reach the 90-man roster limit.
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Mailbag: Should They Have Been More Aggressive?

After seeing both corners go off the board right before the Cowboys picked at No. 10, do you think they should have been more aggressive and tried to trade up for Caleb Farley or at least Trevon Moehrig later on?
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How The Staff Writers Feel About This 2021 Draft

The Cowboys made 11 picks over the weekend. Here’s how the staff writers viewed the draft, listing some of their favorite picks to the ones that raised a few eyebrows. 
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Cowboys Decline 5th-Year Option For Vander Esch 

With Monday serving as the deadline to make a decision, the Cowboys did not pick up Leighton Vander Esch’s fifth-year option. That means the 2018 first-round draft pick is entering the final season of his rookie deal.
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6th-Round Pick Israel Mukuamu Follows CB Trend

A full breakdown of the Cowboys’ sixth-round draft pick (No. 227 overall) Saturday.
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5th-Round WR Simi Fehoko Has Intriguing Skill Set

A full breakdown of the Cowboys’ compensatory fifth-round draft pick (No. 179 overall) Saturday.
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Streak Ends: Cowboys Go Offense, Draft OT Ball

A full breakdown of the Cowboys’ compensatory fourth-round draft pick (No. 138 overall) Saturday.
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How Jabril Cox Adds More Versatility At LB

A full breakdown of the Cowboys’ fourth-round draft pick (No. 115 overall) Saturday.
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Double Coverage: Cowboys Draft 2nd CB On Day 2

Nahshon Wright is the second cornerback drafted by Dallas tonight, following former Kentucky standout Kelvin Joseph, their second-round selection at No. 44 overall. 
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More Defense: DT Osa Odighizuwa Can Boost D-Line

The Cowboys weren’t kidding when they said defense was a priority. They’ve taken a defensive player with their first three draft picks, this time UCLA DT Osa Odighizuwa at No. 75 in the third round.
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What CB Kelvin Joseph Adds To Cowboys Secondary

After drafting linebacker Micah Parsons on Friday, the Cowboys addressed cornerback in the second round with former Kentucky starter Kelvin Joseph.
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Notes: Trade Winds, Lining Up, Numbers & More

Here are some notes following Thursday’s pick for Micah Parsons, including the trade, where he might play and what jersey he might wear.
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Staff Writers Reveal Final 7-Round Mock Draft

The moment we’ve waited for has arrived as the Cowboys open the NFL Draft with the No. 10 overall pick. But in an annual process here at DallasCowboys.com, the staff writers have put together their final seven-round mock. Let’s see who gets the closest.
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Mailbag: Ready For An Unpredictable NFL Draft?

Does the unpredictability of this draft that has been created by the pandemic effect on the evaluation process around the league worry you or excite you for the Cowboys? 
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Gut Feeling: What Would You Do At No. 10?

There seems to be a big difference in the questions of what the Cowboys might do, and what they should do. Our writers have mixed opinions on how the 10th pick should go.
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Possible Pick: Where Will Patrick Surtain Land?

Trevon Diggs emerged as a productive starter last season. How would Diggs’ college teammate, Patrick Surtain, fit in the Cowboys’ secondary? We continue our “Possible Pick” series.
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McCarthy Impressed With Dak Prescott's Progress

The Cowboys head coach says Prescott is “right on track or maybe a little ahead of schedule” in his rehab from last year’s ankle injury.
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