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Star Evaluation | 2018 -19 Season
Star Evaluation: How Dak Gets to Elite Status
Dak Prescott has now made the Pro Bowl two of his first three years. He already has 32 wins, plus a playoff victory. But what does it take for Dak to become an elite NFL QB?
Star Evaluation: Predicting D-Law’s Future
Everyone knows the impact DeMarcus Lawrence made in 2017 and 2018. How will his contract negotiations impact the Cowboys in the long-term future?
Star Evaluation: Does Zeke Need Backfield Help?
The Cowboys have one of the NFL’s most dynamic players in Ezekiel Elliott, who not only led the league in rushing, but in overall touches. Heading into 2019, should the Cowboys look to lessen Zeke’s workload?
Star Evaluation: Jaylon Smith Leaves No Doubt
Jaylon Smith ended any remaining doubts about his on-field potential in 2018. We take a closer look at his breakout season in our latest Star Evaluation.
Star Evaluation: How Byron Turned The Corner
How can Byron Jones build on his second full season at cornerback? We take a look at Jones’ Pro Bowl year in our latest Star Evaluation.
Star Evaluation: Can Tavon Austin Stay Healthy?
When he was healthy, Tavon Austin showed flashes of his talent. Now that he has re-signed, the speedster has to show it more consistently.
Star Evaluation: Dissecting Maher’s First Year
How did Brett Maher fare in his first season after the Cowboys made a stunning training camp decision? We take a look in our latest Star Evaluation.
Star Evaluation: Where Lenoir Fits in WR Room
Lenoir has worked himself into a position to be on the roster each of the last two years. He has been a solid training camp and preseason performer, which landed him spots on the practice squad.
Star Evaluation: Joe Thomas Helps On 2 Fronts
A foot injury sidelined Joe Thomas for part of 2018, but when healthy he helps the Cowboys on a couple of fronts.
Star Evaluation: Tyron Smith Is Still Going
There’s a perception among some that Tyron Smith slipped in 2018. For one of the NFL’s best tackles, that’s more about Smith’s standard than any actual dip in performance.
Star Evaluation: Figuring Out Heath’s 2019 Role
Jeff Heath has been a regular starter for the Cowboys for two years, but if this team finally makes an upgrade at safety, how will that affect him in 2019?
Star Evaluation: What Will Sean Lee’s Role Be?
What will Sean Lee’s role look like in the linebacker rotation next season? We discuss in our latest Star Evaluation entry.
Star Evaluation: Rebound Year For Allen Hurns?
Allen Hurns’ season ended with a devastating injury in the playoffs, but the Cowboys are confident he’ll work his way back in 2019.
Star Evaluation: Getting A Deal Done For Cooper
It’s fair to say Amari Cooper saved the Cowboys’ 2018 season after they acquired him in a trade. How can he build on that success moving forward?
Star Evaluation: How Lewis Maximized His Snaps
Jourdan Lewis stayed ready for any opportunity last season, from his natural cornerback spot to a few plays on offense.
Star Evaluation: How Will LVE Follow Up 2018?
Through all the twists and turns of 2018, there might not have been a more pleasant surprise than Leighton Vander Esch’s Pro Bowl effort in his rookie season.
Star Evaluation: Pivotal Year For Taco Charlton
With Randy Gregory suspended indefinitely by the NFL, the Cowboys will need Taco Charlton to take a step forward in his third season.
Star Evaluation: Antwaun Woods’ Sudden Rise
About a week into camp, he was “the guy who fought with Travis Frederick,” but before too long Woods started to get some recognition for his play.
Star Evaluation: Covington Ready to Compete?
For a sixth-round pick, especially on an already-young team, just making the 53-man roster is an achievement.
Star Evaluation: A Down Year For Chris Jones?
The Cowboys’ punting game took a slight dip in 2018. Was it a fluke or a troubling trend?
Star Evaluation: Zack Martin’s Got Guts
Zack Martin was limited by a knee injury for much of the 2018 season, but it didn’t stop the perennial All-Pro from continuing to play like the best guard in football.
Star Evaluation: Can Jarwin Build Off Finale?
With Jason Witten no longer leading the tight end group, Blake Jarwin stepped up down the stretch in 2018. How can he take another step forward in 2019?
Star Evaluation: How Safety Talk Affects Woods?
The Cowboys have made it clear they are looking to upgrade the safety position. But even with all of the outside speculation, there will be a role for Xavier Woods, who is coming off a productive season.
Star Evaluation: Can Noah Brown Grow His Game?
Noah Brown played a specific, albeit frustrating role after injuries limited his training camp. How can he grow that role heading into his third season?
Star Evaluation: Crawford Offers Flexible Value
There are defensive tackles, defensive ends and then there is Tyrone Crawford. For his entire career, the versatile lineman has played both spots, giving him unique position flex.
Star Evaluation: Another In-Season Add Delivers
Signed after Week 1, Xavier Su’a-Filo stayed ready for his opportunity and proved to be a capable starter at left guard down the stretch in 2018.
Star Evaluation: How Will Armstrong Develop?
Dorance Armstrong was an effective role player as a rookie. One of the most fun questions facing the Dallas defense is how much he can progress in Year 2.
Star Evaluation: How Williams Fared vs. Donald
His first season was quite a ride for Connor Williams, who had a few setbacks along the way but managed to finish on a high note, giving him momentum heading into 2019.
Star Evaluation: Will Rico Gathers’ Role Grow?
Rico Gathers earned a spot on offense after losing a year of critical development, but what’s next for the 25-year-old tight end in 2019?
Star Evaluation: How Anthony Brown Bounced Back
After a forgettable finish to 2017, Anthony Brown bounced back to put together a strong third NFL season.
Star Evaluation: Sacks vs. Penalties For Gregory
While the Cowboys were just happy to get Randy Gregory back on the field, his success seemed to be tied the overall wins. The Cowboys had a 7-0 record when Gregory made a big play.
Star Evaluation: What’s Next For La’el Collins?
La’el Collins bounced back in a big way during the second half of the 2018 season. What does the future hold for the Cowboys’ right tackle?
Star Evaluation: Steady 2018 For Maliek Collins
Injuries have challenged Maliek Collins at times, but the 23-year-old tackle is among the most dependable players on a promising Dallas defense.
Star Evaluation: Important Offseason For Schultz
In the coming weeks, DallasCowboys.com will feature players who are currently under contract for next season, analyzing their past season and their future prospects. Today, we continue the series with tight end Dalton Schultz.
Star Evaluation: How Looney Saved The Season
Amid all the ups and downs of 2018, it’s easy to lose sight of the job that Joe Looney did in stepping in for Travis Frederick. What does the future hold for Looney when Frederick returns?
Star Evaluation: What Can Chido Improve Upon?
The evaluation of the 2019 roster continues, as we take a look at how Chidobe Awuzie grew in his first full season as a starter at cornerback.
Star Evaluation: Why Gallup’s Future Is Bright
Want proof that Michael Gallup is headed for big things? The rookie’s production rose as the season went on – and he played his best in the biggest games.
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