Latest cut by Cowboys fuels rumors for first-round draft choice
While the world was drooling over Rob Gronkowski’s job, the Dallas Cowboys let go one of their wideouts.
On Tuesday, it was announced that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New England Patriots completed a blockbuster deal. The Bucs acquired Gronk and a seventh-round pick for a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft.
The world was freaking out about Gronk’s ambition to return from retirement, so nobody noticed the low-key move made by the Cowboys.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys cut receiver Lance Lenoir.
“In non-Gronk news: The #Cowboys cut WR Lance Lenoir, source said. More moves before the draft.”
The cut fuels rumors that the Cowboys will use the No. 17 overall pick on a wide receiver. According to ESPN’s Mel Kiper, the Cowboys were set on taking a safety.
It appears that Kiper sees the Cowboys waiting until the second-round to take a receiver. Safety remains a need for the Cowboys after Jeff Heath left for the Raiders and Xavier Woods enters the final year of his deal.
With the No. 17 overall pick, Kiper believes that the Cowboys will select Alabama safety Xavier McKinney, who he called the best “pure” safety in the draft.
McKinney is an all-around defender that is one of the best pure safety prospects available. If the team is serious about taking a safety, this is your guy. However, in his mock draft 3.0, he originally was torn between the Cowboys taking either Henry Ruggs II or Justin Jefferson.
With the latest cut, the Cowboys could take the best available receiver available.
In non-Gronk news: The #Cowboys cut WR Lance Lenoir, source said. More moves before the draft.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 21, 2020