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Dallas Cowboys: Ryan Switzer a Great Addition to Stacked Offense

The Dallas Cowboys drafted wide receiver Ryan Switzer in the fourth round (133rd overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft out of the University of North Carolina. Switzer finished 10th in the country with 96 catches for 1,117 yards and six touchdowns in 2016.

He accomplished all of that with an overrated quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky. Now that he’s with Dallas, expect him to do great surrounded by some of the best players in the league.

Not like the Cowboys needed another offensive weapon to give quarterback Dak Prescott. Now, on the wide receiving corp will be Dez Bryant, Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams and tight end Jason Witten. Switzer will be learning and practicing with all of these stars. He will become a big impact on offense in no time.

Dallas also has one of the best running backs in the league with Ezekiel Elliot. Last year’s first round (4th overall) pick rushed for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns. Many like to argue that Elliot would not have had that season under any other offensive line. Now that two members of the offensive line is gone, Elliot will have to prove that his running ability doesn’t rely on just a good offensive line.

That’s not the only way in which Switzer can help Dallas. They could also use him in the special teams game. He has shown talent there, as well. In 2015, he returned 22 kicks for 302 yards and two touchdowns. He improved those numbers in 2016 with 55 kick returns for 697 yards and six touchdowns.

For the second consecutive year, the Cowboys have picked up an offensive sleeper in the forth round of the NFL Draft. It worked out well for Prescott. Odds are Switzer will start Week 1 against the New York Giants and he’ll start an amazing career.

For the record, Switzer is not related to former Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer in any way. The fact that they have the same last name is nothing coincidence.

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