The Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots will square off in Super Bowl LIII today. It will be a Super Bowl rematch from 16 years ago when the Patriots defeated the Rams 20-17 in what was the beginning of the Patriots dynasty. It should be an exciting game that will feature a lot of great players. Some of these stars would sure look nice in a Cowboys uniform as they’d come in handy as the team tries to advance in the playoffs. If you could have any player from one of these two teams, who would it be?
Okay, this is the easiest choice. Donald is a flat out beast. Since entering the league in 2014, Donald has planted himself as the best defensive tackle in the NFL. He’s been a Pro Bowler in all five years in the league. He’s never had a season with under eight sacks and recorded a remarkable 20.5 sacks this past season. Donald was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.
Cowboys fans were high on Donald entering the 2014 draft, but unfortunately he was selected three spots before the Cowboys were on the clock. With the remarkable skill set he has and the Cowboys needing more push in the middle, Donald would be the obvious choice here. For that reason, he’ll be excluded from the poll.
When healthy, Gronkowski offers one of the most lopsided mismatches in the game. Standing 6’6” and 265 pounds, Gronk has the size to out-battle defensive backs and the speed to beat linebackers. He’s a four-time All-Pro with four seasons over 1,000 yards receiving. He’s also had double-digit touchdown catches five times. At 29-years-old, he’s still a tough cover when he’s on the field. Unfortunately, that’s the issue. Gronkowski hasn’t played a full 16-game season since 2011 as he’s constantly dealing with some type of injury.
The Cowboys are still looking for a playmaking tight end to replace the departed Jason Witten and Gronk is one of the game’s elite.
Like Donald, safety Lamarcus Joyner was also selected in the 2014 NFL draft, only he wasn’t picked until the second round (41st overall). He’s had a good career so far, but it wasn’t enough for Los Angeles to offer him an extension this past year. At the same time, they didn’t want him to get away so they franchise tagged him. He started his career as a slot corner, but has now transformed into a starting free safety. Joyner is a strong tackler as he’s only missed one tackle over the last two seasons.
The play clock seemed to take a while to start after Lamarcus Joyner’s TFL before the 2-minute warning. pic.twitter.com/C61FcElOlB— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) December 17, 2018
He isn’t the big name player like the other guys on this list, but he’s a good player at a position the Cowboys could use some help.
The Patriots have Sony Michel as their workhorse running back, but they still find a lot of work for receiving back James White. A fourth-round pick in 2014, White is used to taking the backseat to other running backs. He’s shared time with Shane Vereen, LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis, and now Michel; but that hasn’t stopped him from being a real force in this Patriots offense.
White had a career high 181 touches this year and churned out 1,176 total scrimmage yards and 12 total touchdowns. A player like White would be a nice asset on any offense.
The Rams selected the Eastern Washington wide receiver in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He wasted no time making an impact for the Rams as he caught 62 passes for 869 yards his rookie season. Before a knee injury cut his season short this year, Kupp was having a Pro Bowl season as he had established himself as one of Jared Goff’s favorite targets.
The Cowboys blew up their receiver group last year and more remodeling could be done this offseason. With the future of Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams, and Allen Hurns all up in the air, the team could be looking for another playmaking receiver to add to the band. Could you imagine Kupp playing with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup?
Kupp won’t be playing in the big game, but he’ll be back next year and that’s going to make the Rams offense that much tougher.
Besides Aaron Donald, which player would fit best with the Cowboys?
This poll is closed