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THE NEEDY AND THE GREEDY

By Marc Lawrence — Our friends at The Athletic are breaking down each teams’ needs for the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. Starting today with the NFC East, the three biggest needs for the Dallas Cowboys are edge rusher, cornerback and safety. After losing Robert Quinn to the Bears in free agency, Dallas is lacking a pass rusher on the right side. That could be a 4-3 defensive end type or a 3-4 outside linebacker. New head coach Mike McCarthy insists that he’s looking for the best players and will then fit the scheme around his roster. With Byron Jones signing with the Dolphins, Dallas no longer has a true No. 1 cornerback. For years the Cowboys have been among the NFL’s worst teams at creating turnovers. They desperately need playmakers on the back end at corner and safety. Whether the Cowboys go edge or cornerback at No. 17 probably depends on what the teams above them do, but expect LSU edge K’Lavon Chaisson to be their target. Chaisson was awarded the prestigious No. 18 at LSU last year, meaning coaches and teammates considered him one of the team’s best leaders. Read the top needs of the other three teams in the NFC East click here.

Those Were The Days My Friend
63 years ago, led by Hall of Famer Bob Cousy and a rookie named Bill Russell, the Boston Celtics won their first title in franchise history. They would go on to win the title 11 times in Russell’s 13 NBA seasons.

Fearsome Foursome
From the 2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine: Only four college football teams figure to be double-digit favorites in 10 or more games this season: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State. To no surprise all four are also projected to make this season’s College Football Playoff. That’s bad news for opponents as the four are 95-4 SU and 59-39-1 ATS combined in their career as double-digit conference chalk with their respective teams.
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