The 2020 NFL Draft is officially in the books and the Dallas Cowboys have one of the league’s better classes. Life is good.
It is is very exciting to think about what this year’s class will accomplish while wearing the silver and blue, and, of course, while they’re doing so they will each have their name on the back of their jersey. One fun part about new players joining the team is figuring out which jersey numbers that they will wear.
The good news is that we don’t have much figuring out to do as just about all of the class has had their numbers get out.
Jersey numbers for the rookie class are just about all out
Obviously not every jersey number is available so things are a little bit limited for players when they join any team. What’s more is that certain numbers aren’t handed out because they belong to some of the greatest players in franchise history, you know the ones we’re talking about.
The Cowboys drafted seven players over this past weekend and five of them have been assigned jersey numbers.
Cowboys rookie jersey numbers:— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 27, 2020
31 - Trevon Diggs
75 - Neville Gallimore
41 - Reggie Robinson II
63 - Tyler Biadasz
51 - Bradlee Anae
CeeDee Lamb still being determined. Lamb said after the draft he was going to wear 10. Jerry Jones said he wanted Lamb to wear 88
It seems like the Cowboys are not going to spend too much time pining over Byron Jones as they have assigned his old number of 31 to second-rounder Trevon Diggs. Reggie Robinson was given the number of one of the best cornerbacks that the team has ever drafted (41 belonging to Terence Newman), but other than that nothing is too shocking.
Tony Casillas is part of the BTB podcast rotation (new episode of The 75O coming on Tuesday... subscribe right here) and he was a defensive tackle that wore number 75 just like Neville Gallimore. That’s some nice symmetry right there.
As The Athletic’s Jon Machota noted in his tweet, CeeDee Lamb said in the aftermath of being drafted that he was going to wear number 10. Shortly after that, Jerry Jones told a story about a late teammate of his and somewhat inferred that he wanted CeeDee to wear 88. The number 88 is of course one of the greatest in franchise history and giving it to a wide receiver isn’t something that should be taken lightly, but Lamb obviously figures to be a special player.