Cowboys News: Prescott’s post, Watt’s release, projecting the east

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After the release of J.J. Watt from the Texans, there has been discussion of if the neighboring Cowboys should pursue the former All-Pro. Demarcus Lawrence reached out to him through social media while also mentioning Patrick Peterson as a possible Cowboy in 2021. Dak Prescott made waves in social media as well, sharing some optimism with Blake Jarwin regarding “running it back” with Dallas.

In other news, the Cowboys released the top 10 plays of the season for Prescott and discussed Neville Gallimore’s promise and what his role could be in the future. Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain is in the discussion as the first-round pick for Dallas in the 2021 NFL draft and could become the starter across from Trevon Diggs. Here’s Friday’s News and Notes.

JJ Watt to be released, says 'Can't imagine my life without Texas in it'. So, Cowboys... :: Cowboys Wire

Link Should the Cowboys be players in the J.J. Watt sweepstakes after the former Defensive Player of the Year (3-time winner) was released by the Texans? Our own K.D. Drummond breaks down what level of interest Dallas should have in the beloved defensive lineman.

Rank'Em: Top 10 Plays of Dak's 2020 Season :: The Mothership

Link Despite playing just four and a half games in 2020, Dak Prescott showed the continued maturation of his skills as a quarterback. The Dallas Cowboys staff writers bring you the top 10 plays from Prescott's abbreviated season. If you're interested in actually watching the plays, Cowboys Wire ran this concept last month, except gave you a mathematical approach and provided 17 plays. https://cowboyswire.usatoday.com/lists/dallas-cowboys-dak-prescott-top-plays-2020-wpa-epa-impact-plays/

Patrick Surtain could turn Cowboys secondary around instantly :: Cowboys Wire

Link With three free agents on the market, and inadequate performances a year ago, it's no secret that the Cowboys will be focused on upgrading their secondary in the offseason. Cowboys Wire's Ben Glassmire gives his scouting report on one of the top cornerback prospects in this years draft, Patrick Surtain II.

Spagnola: Can't Take A Chance On This Priority :: The Mothership

Link Former All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith played two games before a neck injury sidelined him for the season while right tackle La'el Collins missed the entire season due to hip surgery. Mickey Spagnola details the upcoming rehab and decisions regarding the two tackles and says that replacing either of them would be detrimental to the team.

Cowboys Prescott, Jarwin share feel-good vibes on social media :: Cowboys Wire

Link Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott gave fans some hope regarding the upcoming contract discussion on Instagram. Sharing a post from tight end Blake Jarwin asking about "running it back", Prescott said, "That's the only way I see it."

Cousins, Aikman weigh in on Cowboys-Prescott franchise tag dance :: Cowboys Wire

Link Troy Aikman has been at the forefront of the Cowboys' discussion regarding Prescott's likely franchise tag and the consequences that could follow. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousin also weighed in on the situation and gave advice to Dallas's franchise quarterback. Lorenzo Almanza goes through the details and explains what the franchise tag could mean for Prescott in 2021.

Progress Report: Gallimore Ready To Anchor DT? :: The Mothership

Link Defensive tackle Neville Gallimore stepped up into a big role in 2020 after injuries took both Gerald McCoy and Trysten Hill off the field. With a big performance against the Steelers, he propelled himself into the starting role at 3-tech. After a promising rookie season, Gallimore should improve in 2021 and be a strong piece for the defense.

NFC East Projected to Remain Weak in 2021; Can Cowboys Take Advantage? :: Inside the Star

Link After a season where the NFC East's playoff team was 7-9, the Cowboys have a unique opportunity to return from an injury-riddled season and reclaim control of the division. Dallas currently leads the betting odds to win the division in 2021 and with QB uncertainties surrounding the other teams, a Prescott-led team could win the NFC East.

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson among players recruited by Cowboys’ DeMarcus Lawrence :: Yahoo! Sports

Link Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence took to Twitter on Friday to recruit some free agents to Dallas. Lawrence mentioned both Patrick Peterson and J.J. Watt to begin conversations with him and begin working towards possibly joining the Cowboys. Multiple NFL stars have reached out to Watt and Peterson through social media, looking to persuade the pair to join their respective teams.

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