ICYMI: Hall of Fame knocks, salary cap stocks, Cowboys rock the mocks

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Lorenzo Almanza
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The NFL season has reached it’s conclusion with Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl win and for Dallas Cowboy’s fans, that means another year without their squad in the big game. The team must now look towards the future.

The NFL salary cap is expected to be around $180.5 million. The question of how much money quarterback Dak Prescott gets still looms, as the team must decide if they want to franchise tag him for another year.

The offseason will be focused on the 2021 draft and the start of NFL free-agency. North Dakota Quarterback Trey Lance has an engaging resume, as the team must make a decision on their quarterback position. Dallas must also focus on star players they want to keep going into next season.

The team has plenty to celebrate as NFL star Drew Pearson finally got his call into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. What almost seemed impossible last year, was a blessing in disguise for the original 88. The current 88 CeeDee Lamb has shown to be dominate from the slot position, as he racked up the most 20 yard receptions.

Cowboys legend Drew Pearson finally elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Link The original 88 Drew Pearson got his call to Canton, Ohio Saturday night, as he finally gets to suit up the gold jacket. The disappointment of last year's call, caused for a celebration in 2021. Pearson is now a member of the NFL Hall of Fame.

Salary cap likely around $180.5M, Cowboys now know tasks ahead

Link Our own K.D. Drummond breaks down the impact of the NFL salary cap and what it means for the Dallas Cowboys and their future. Questions to ponder: How much will Prescott get paid? Is there enough money to bring in key free-agents? How much money will be used to ramp up the defense?

Cowboys' Dak Prescott had second, unrelated ankle surgery in December

Link Quarterback Dak Prescott had an undisclosed surgery in December to clean out his ankle. Prescott had his ankle cleaned up to avoid the risk of future infections and to help strengthen his deltoid ligament. The star quarterback is still ahead of schedule, as he is expected to be cleared for the start of the 2021 NFL season.

Jamie Newman might make a decent Dak Prescott backup plan

Link The future of the backup quarterback position is still up in the area for the Dallas Cowboys. Last season's backup Andy Dalton is set to hit the free agency market and other players like Ben DeNucci and Garrett Gilbert do not seem part of the team's long-term future. One area the team may focus their backup search on, is the upcoming NFL draft. Former Wake Forest starter Jamie Newman may be just the guy for the job. Ben Glassmire breaks down the possibility of Dallas drafting Newman in the later round.

Mock Draft Roundup: Cowboys' diverse haul includes Sewell, Paye, 3 CBs

Link Many NFL experts believe that the Dallas Cowboys will look to fix their defense in the 2021 NFL draft. Mock draft scenarios have been played out where the team trades their first rounder for a cornerback down the line or some analysts have the team using their 10th pick on the offensive side of the ball.

Should Cowboys be prepared if Justin Fields falls to No. 10?

Link Should the Dallas Cowboys let their star quarterback Dak Prescott walk away, could the team go after draft prospect Justin Fields, should he fall to the 10th spot? While this may seem like a long shot, Ben Glassmire breaks down the possibility of drafting Fields.

Slot Machine: Cowboys CeeDee Lamb dominated the inside in rookie campaign

Link One the of the major upsides for the Dallas Cowboys this past season, was the quietly impressive play from rookie wideout CeeDee Lamb. Lamb dominated defenses from the outside position. While his time inside was limited, he had shown to have the most 20 yard receptions from the slot.

'That's what separates Richie Grant!': Voch Lombardi breaks down Cowboys safety draft prospect

Link One of the key concerns heading into the 2021 NFL offseason will be: How will the Dallas Cowboys address their defensive woes? One hey prospect on the team's draft radar will be Central Florida's Richie Grant. Grant plays the strong safety position and could be a key asset to a team struggling of the backside of the ball. If selected by the Cowboys, Grant could be moved up to the free safety position.

Cowboys Mock Draft 6.0: Preparing for life after Prescott, Tyron Smith

Link With the NFL Offseason just beginning, many experts will be stimulating their own NFL Mock draft. For Dallas Cowboy's fans, this means that the team must answer how they will revamp their defense this offseason and what the team plans to do with their current quarterback situation. Another key story line will be the health of Pro Bowler Tyron Smith. If the team decides to say goodbye to their star, how will they address their offensive line?

4 players the Cowboys could trade or release this offseason

Link The future of many Dallas Cowboys players will be in doubt as the team has some tough decisions to make this offseason. Players like Left Tackle Tyron Smith, Linebacker Jaylon Smith and Punter Chris Jones will all be the center of attention within the upcoming months. Here is a prediction of their futures in Dallas and how everything will shape out for America's team.