Dak Prescott went from the Senior Bowl to the Pro Bowl over the course of a year, and this year's draft hopefuls could learn from his experience.
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As long as he takes the field for 16 games there's no reason to believe Ezekiel Elliott can't build on his smashing success of a rookie season.
It was a season of lessons and experiences for Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott, who provided more details about some of those moments.
With Julio Jones playing in the Super Bowl, Dez Bryant was added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, giving Dallas seven players in the NFL's all-star game.
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was named as a replacement for Julio Jones for the Pro Bowl, bringing the total of Cowboys players in the all-star game to seven. Bryant, who missed three games because of injury, finished the year with 50 catches for 796 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Cowboys have three All-Pros on their offensive line, but the other spots are uncertain as they look toward the 2017 season.
The Cowboys need Tyrone Crawford and DeMarcus Lawrence to be difference-makers. Here's a look at what to expect from the defensive line in 2017.
With Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, the Dallas Cowboys are in good shape heading into next season.
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
Cowboys fans have to be aching even more after Mason Crosby misses a 41-yard field goal attempt against Atlanta. He made kicks from 56 and 51 yards in the final moments last week to eliminate Dallas.
NFC East Awards: MVP, top rookie, more
Jason Garrett earned his second NFC East title, and was named the division's coach of the year by ESPN's NFL Nation. Jason Pierre-Paul and Landon Collins were both a huge reason why New York finishing as a top-10 defense. But who was named the division's Rookie of the Year? NFL All-Division awards
Shades of a certain No. 22
Some former Cowboys players who watched Ezekiel Elliott this season believe he is a bigger, faster, stronger, better version of all-time great Emmitt Smith. That's quite the statement, all things considered. Mort & Schefter's notebook
While fans are interested in the Cowboys going after the biggest names available in free agency, the team figures to take a different approach.
Dallas owner Jerry Jones envisions greatness for linebacker Jaylon Smith, who missed his rookie season while recovering from a knee injury.
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is the NFC East's offensive MVP, as voted on by the reporters covering the division for ESPN.com.
Kevin Seifert NFL Nation
The NFL said Thursday that an unsportsmanlike conduct foul on Cowboys WR Brice Butler during the divisional playoff round was properly called. According to the league, Butler violated Rule 5, Section 2, Article 8(e), which it said has been on the books since 1955. It prohibits substitute players from moving past the painted numbers on the field and then leaving without participating in one play. In response to a tweet from former NFL executive Michael Lombardi, NFL senior vice president Dean Blandino said he has not spoken to any teams about a potential error on the call. Blandino supported referee Tony Corrente on the decision.
The Cowboys' offense is championship-caliber. For Dallas' defense to follow suit next season, the Cowboys need to unearth a top pass-rusher.
The Cowboys' offseason plans will surely center around what to do with Tony Romo, who will count $24.7 million against the salary cap.
Late in the fourth quarter, a blitzing Jeff Heath pulverized Aaron Rodgers. Amazingly, he held on to the ball. How was that possible?
Cornerback is among Dallas' biggest needs, so landing one in the first round would be a welcome addition to a secondary bracing for change.
Safety Landon Collins did it all for the Giants, making him the unanimous choice as the NFC East's defensive MVP.
Pats or Steelers set to pull ahead
Whoever wins Sunday's AFC Championship Game will break a tie with three others for a record ninth Super Bowl appearance. The Steelers have taken the most advantage of such trips, going 6-2 in the big game. (ESPN Stats & Info)
Release, not trade, ahead for Tony Romo?
The Cowboys will certainly explore a trade, Todd Archer writes, but there are many hoops to jump through. Plus, releasing Romo could provide more cap relief this season. Predicting big changes
|1(4)||Ezekiel Elliott||RB||Ohio State|
|2(3)||Jaylon Smith||OLB||Notre Dame|
|4(37)||Dak Prescott||QB||Mississippi State|
|6(37)||Kavon Frazier||S||Central Michigan|
|6(41)||Darius Jackson||RB||Eastern Michigan|