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Don’t look now but Michael Gallup has star potential. What other storylines should we keep an eye on with the Dallas Cowboys set to open training camp? (Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News)

The Dallas Cowboys have won the NFC East two of the past 3 years. With one of the stronger rosters in the NFL, Dallas has a chance to win it again. I keep coming back to one thing with the Cowboys. Don’t break the bank on Dak Prescott. If you do, it will be the last time you win the division for a long time. Can Dallas take advantage of the final year Dak is under a rookie contract? Let’s head to Jerry world to see what the Dallas Cowboys may feature in 2019?

3 Position Battles To Watch:

Guard: Connor Williams, Connor McGovern

Connor Williams stunk up the joint as a rookie for Dallas. He doesn’t even look like a guard. He looks like if you plugged Tyrion Lannister and told him to do the best he can next to Tyron Smith. Hopefully, Williams bulks up and develops into a big boy guard. If not, Connor McGovern, the rookie from Penn State, is eager to snatch his job.

Tight End: Jason Witten, Blake Jarwin, Rico Gathers

Geoff Swaim is out, Jason Witten is in. It’s not like Dallas had a reliable tight end to begin with so Witten can’t be much worse. He can’t run at all but gets open. Can Witten catch reel in 50 receptions for 500 yards? I’m still a believer in Rico Gathers. They have to like him or else they wouldn’t keep him on the roster. This is the year he makes a name for himself. It has to be!

Defensive End: Robert Quinn, Taco Charlton, Daniel Wise, Jalen Jelks, Dorance Armstrong, Joe Jackson

DeMarcus Lawrence is a monster. The opposite side hasn’t had much of an impact in recent years. Dallas needs to be reminded of the years where DeMarcus Ware and Greg Ellis were doing damage. That’s what Robert Quinn conceivably can bring to the table. Quinn is a sack artist when he’s on. Quinn, 29, has 69 sacks in his playing career. He still should have some juice left in the tank. Taco Charlton needs to start playing like a first round pick. Can you imagine if he pops this year along with an impactful Robert Quinn? WOW. Dallas also has some young guns to keep an eye on. I’m high on both the Kansas guys, Daniel Wise and Dorance Armstrong. I wouldn’t be shocked if Jalen Jelks or Joe Jackson contributes either. It’s a group that is coming together.

Ready To Breakout: Xavier Woods

Last year I bragged up Xavier Woods and he came through for me. He established himself as a starting safety notching 2 INT’s along the way. I think year 3 is the year where Woods really pops. Woods can play either safety spot possessing an overall skill set. Woods can run, cover, and tackle. Regardless, this was a steal in the 6th round.

Rookie To Watch: Trysten Hill

Talk about boom or bust. Trysten Hill is the definition of that phrase. Hill didn’t even start in college. When he did play, the guy was a machine. The UCF product had maybe the most impressive combine showings I’ve ever seen. Defensive lineman are not supposed to move like that. I like his chances and I can’t wait to see him in action.

Fantasy Sleeper: Michael Gallup

Don’t look now but Michael Gallup is really good. I mean… really good. Over 500 yards as a rookie doesn’t do justice for Gallup’s potential. This guy is just explosive and catches everything. He actually looks like a poor man Amari Cooper. What a guy to learn from. Don’t be shocked if he comes in the 800yard territory with 6 touchdowns.