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<!-- body { font:12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000; background-color: #EEF2FB; margin: 0px; } --> Could the Cowboys tap the Boise State pipeline yet again?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Dallas Cowboys NewsDallas Cowboys 2019 DraftCowboys draft prospect: Running back Alexander MattisonNew Amari Cooper Color Rush Jersey ,46commentsCould the Cowboys tap the Boise State pipeline yet again?CDTShareTweetShareShareCowboys draft prospect: Running back Alexander MattisonBrian Losness-USA TODAY SportsName: Alexander MattisonSchool: Boise StateHeight: 5’11”Weight: 221 lbs2018 stat line: 13 games, 302 carries, 1,415 rushing yards, 4.7 ypc, 17 touchdowns, 27 receptions, 173 receiving yards, 6.4 yprCombine results: 4.67 40-yard dash, 22 bench press reps, 35” vertical, 127” broad, 7.13 3-cone drill, 4.29 short shuttle, 11.69 long shuttleIt’s no secret by now that the Cowboys love taking players from Boise State. There are six players currently on the roster that played college football for the Broncos Emmitt Smith Color Rush Jersey , and there have been plenty more that the team has at least expressed interest in. In the team’s search for a backup running back for Ezekiel Elliott, they might go back to the pipeline and look at Alexander Mattison. Mattison seems to be an all-around running back. Unlike the strength of Damien Harris or the agility of Darrell Henderson, Mattison doesn’t have any one single trait that is his calling card. He’s just a darn good football player. The first thing that sticks out when watching Mattison play is his balance. He can cut or juke or even hurdle (see the below video, where he does all three) and come down on his feet and immediately transition back into his run. More than that, Mattison is able to shrug off a lot tackles with his balance. Mattison is also really good at waiting for holes to open up behind the offensive line and then hitting those holes. Boise State ran a lot of zone running concepts and Mattison excelled in those kinds of plays. Going along with his balance, he does a good job of keeping a steady stride and bounce when looking for the hole, and his excellent vision allows him to make the right cut more often than not. The one weakness here is that on plays where Mattison is forced to cut back to the other side of the field at the line of scrimmage, he can be a bit slow in that change and this is where he most often got brought down for a loss of yards. However, Mattison makes enough positive plays to more than make up for the negative ones. And he’s shown that he can carry a heavy load, with 212 carries in his sophomore year and 302 in his junior year. Both of those seasons saw him break 1,000 rushing yards and post double-digit touchdowns. He has the ability to be the workhorse running back that a lot of teams look for, and his lack of injuries is even more impressive considering the heavy workload. Out of all the running backs I’ve looked at this draft season, Mattison is by far the best pass blocker, which goes back to my earlier point about him being an all-around back. When asked to block in pass protection, Mattison takes good angles with his feet and isn’t afraid to step into blocks. He also uses every inch of his sturdy frame to anchor against defenders and not give up any leverage. Obviously https://www.dallascowboysfanshop.com/Rog...ach-Jersey , he’s not going to be able to hold off defensive tackles or more powerful edge rushers, but Mattison is good enough and smart enough blocking that he can buy his quarterback some extra time. Mattison wasn’t used too much in the passing game at Boise State, and he saw most of his usage there in the form of screens or check down passes. Still, he was effective in that role, catching the majority of passes thrown his way and averaging 8.5 yards per catch in his three year career. There might be some potential for an NFL team to expand his usage there, given his sure hands. Mattison should go earlier than he will; he has a couple of knocks on him. He doesn’t have the break-away gear of a home-run hitter. Also, as a player from Boise State there is concern over a lower level of competition. Or at least a perceived low level of competition. Playing in the Mountain West Conference doesn’t have the same allure as the SEC or ACC, but that hasn’t stopped the Cowboys from taking numerous Boise State players. Not to mention that Michael Gallup played in the MWC at Colorado State, and he’s quickly become their number two wide receiver. Additionally, Mattison doesn’t have the break away gear of a home-run hitter,It’s hard to project where Mattison might go in the draft. Personally, I’d value him in the third or early fourth round, and some team might be sold enough to take him there. At the same time, though, Mattison could fall to the fifth or sixth round https://www.dallascowboysfanshop.com/Ton...ett-Jersey , where some team will get extremely lucky. Either way, he’s definitely in the Cowboys range and would match the criteria of a complete running back that they tend to look for. Looking at the Cowboys tight ends." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBlogging The BoysBlogging The Boys, a Dallas Cowboys fan communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibraryCowboysOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Dallas Cowboys NewsFiled underBig Grinallas Cowboys GeneralCowboys TE breakdown: Jason Witten is back in the building, but Jarwin and Schultz will look to make impactNew,96commentsLooking at the Cowboys tight ends.CDTShareTweetShareShareCowboys TE breakdown: Jason Witten is back in the building, but Jarwin and Schultz will look to make impactErich Schlegel-USA TODAY SportsContinuing our series of looking at positional groups. Today, we look at tight ends.The Cowboys entered the 2019 NFL Draft with a handful of needs, most notably at defensive tackle and safety. The Cowboys addressed the former in the second-round by taking UCF’s Trysten Hill with pick 58. The team somewhat addressed the latter by inking veteran Georeg Iloka to a one-year deal in free agency and drafting former Miami Hurricanes defensive back Michael Jackson on day three of the draft.Another position of need, one can certainly argue, is the tight end spot. The Cowboys were thought to be a player in a draft class that consisted of multiple potential starting tight ends, but Dallas opted to pass. Some of that could be because of the return of Jason Witten, while some of that can be attributed to the fact that the team believes in the development of two younger guys already in the building: Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz.Nonetheless, the tight end spot has been an important position in the Jason Garrett offense, thanks in large part to the future Hall of Famer. How does this position group look heading into the 2019 season?Jason WittenJason Witten’s surprise return to the NFL blindsided many. After all, Witten appeared to have job security with ESPN Randy White Jersey , where he was away from potential injuries. However, Witten was drawn back to the game and will be suiting up with America’s Team once again this fall.A big factor in the Cowboys legend returning to the silver and blue is the talent on the roster. In fact, Witten even said that this year’s Cowboys team has “the most talent (he’s) seen”:Witten, 37, appears to be re-energized after his year away from the gridirion. During his last season on the field, the veteran recorded 63 catches for 560 yards and five touchdown grabs. It remains to be seen how his body will hold up, but Witten is expected to be an integral part of the tight end position in 2019. While he won’t provide the same memorable plays that he did during his prime, the former Tennessee Volunteer provides Dak Prescott a target in the redzone and a security blanket for first downsIf nothing else, Witten’s leadership can be very beneficial to a young roster as it grows and matures.Blake JarwinBlake Jarwin was signed by the Dallas Cowboys after going undrafted following his career with Oklahoma State. The Cowboys were not the only team interested in Jarwin though, as the rival Eagles once attempted to snatch Jarwin prior to Dallas inking him to the 53-man roster.Jarwin is an athletic tight end that has shown flashes of breaking out at different times during his two seasons with the Cowboys, but he has not been able to put everything together just yet. The most memorable moment of Jarwin’s young professional career came in the regular-season finale versus the New York Giants.The 24-year-old tore up the Giants’ secondary, as Dak Prescott found the young target seven times for 119 yards and three scores. Yes, three scores. Jarwin’s only three touchdown receptions during his time in the NFL came against the Giants in one game.Funny enough, Jarwin became the first Cowboy tight end since Witten to score multiple times against that team from New York.2019 can be a big year for Jarwin as he enters his third season with Dallas, but how many opportunities will the young weapon receive with Witten in town?Dalton SchultzMuch like this past draft Chuck Howley Color Rush Jersey , many believed that the Dallas Cowboys were going to take a tight end high last year after Witten broke the news of his retirement; however that never came to be. Dallas opted to wait until its second selection in round four to grab a potential replacement.The criticism that came with the selection of Schultz was his inexperience as a receiver, something that fans believed to be important for Witten’s replacement. Schultz was primarily used as a blocker in Stanford’s run-heavy offense, but coach David Shaw had some high praise for the Utah native:In his rookie campaign with the Cowboys, Schultz grabbed 12 receptions on 17 targets for 116 yards and a 9.6 average yards per catch. Nothing to write home about, but Schultz — like Jarwin — has an opportunity to take the next jump in his career.Rico GathersRemember when everybody was on the Rico Train? Some still may be waiting on the former Baylor Bears basketball star to realize his potential on the football field, but the odds of Gathers making the 53-man roster this fall seem to be slim at best right now.There is no denying that Gathers is an athletic freak and has the body type of a tight end that could potentially dominate in today’s day and age with his frame and basketball background, but Gathers has struggled to pick up the playbook and the little things that it takes for a player to succeed in the NFL.Here’s hoping that this is the offseason that Gathers finally makes a jump, but the Cowboys can not afford to bank on that.Jason Witten did not return to sit on the bench, but Kellen Moore may try to utilize all three of his tight ends in some fashion. Witten is the veteran that has experienced everything that can be thrown at an NFL player, while Jarwin and Schultz (and even Gathers) offer promise in different areas.
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