There are going to be many new faces around Valley Ranch in the next few weeks. Here is a brief look at some of the newest players selected by the Dallas Cowboys.
In the later rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft the Cowboys selected Pitt’s Devin Street, a wide receiver. Street’s physical make up resembles that of ex-Cowboy Andre Holmes. He catches the ball with his hands and does not allow it to get into his body. Street is 6’2” 198-pound long strider. He does not possess that quick burst but has decent in-line speed. Street posted a 4.63 forty in his Pro-Day performance. He is not afraid to run his route over the middle and his tall frame makes him a formidable weapon.
With the 248 pick, Dallas chose Ahmad Dixon, safety from Baylor. Dixon is a 6’0” 212 pound Punisher. He is a bit stiff in his hip movements. Dixon compensates for this with a physical, aggressive style of play. He posted a 4.52 forty at his Pro Day. His aggressive style should help him to become an immediate contributor on special teams.
Pick 251 found the scouts earning their pay. The Cowboys selected defensive tackle Ken Bishop from NIU. Bishop has the size to play the one technique. He is 6’0” 306-pound beast. Bishop plays with a rare power. He has good hand technique and quick feet. He stays square. Bishop beats double teams and stays after the play. He does a good job reading the screen pass and maintaining his lanes. He should be a good fit in Rod Marinelli’s defensive rotation. Dallas also signed several college free agents. There will be plenty of competition for the 53-man roster. With all the new faces camp, there will not be any chance for these new additions to relax.