Dallas Cowboys Rumors: WR or TE in 2014 NFL Draft's Round 1 a Real Possibility

By Jeff Smith
Eric Ebron
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Wait, tight end? Just one year after the Dallas Cowboys drafted Gavin Escobar, the tight end from San Diego State in the second round, there are now rumors flying that they are open to drafting one at No. 16 in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Don’t worry though, fans; they aren’t giving up on Escobar just yet. The potential for Eric Ebron to fall to Dallas and the Boys to make the decision to draft him would simply be to create an even more pass-happy offense in Jerry World than what we’ve seen in the past.

For what it’s worth, this isn’t as terrible of an idea as you may think it is either. The reason for that is simply how deep the draft is. This draft has depth unlike most that we’ve seen in the past, and the Cowboys are looking to take advantage of that.

Taking a playmaker early on and grabbing defensive players over the next two or three rounds may end up being their game plan.

Ebron is essentially a wide receiver who plays tight end, as his primary game is just catching the ball and not so much the blocking aspect. The real goal here would be to get a playmaker to pair up with Dez Bryant, and that’s why Ebron could be a target. It’s not just Ebron, though, as the Cowboys are also open to taking a wide receiver with their first pick, something that has been widely assumed for a few weeks now.

Which receiver the Cowboys are interested in taking remains silent, but if I had to take a guess on one or two players, then it’d be someone like Brandin Cooks or Marqise Lee. Both of these wideouts are projected right around the Cowboys’ pick and could become instant playmakers at the next level.

The draft rumors just keep getting more and more interesting, and the Cowboys are definitely a team to watch on Thursday night.

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