HOT NEWS: Hoffman creates ‘lunch pail’ OL situation

April 26, 2024

Brock Hoffman - Upper Edge Management Website

11:30 pm — Following a trade to take themselves from the 24th-overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft to the 29th-overall pick, landing an extra third-round pick in the process, the Dallas Cowboys used their first selection on an offensive tackle, namely Tyler Guyton — the Texas native returning home after finishing his collegiate career at Oklahoma.

But does that mean Dallas is done improving their offensive line via this year’s draft, seeing as they have a promising young talent in Brock Hoffman?

That answer is a resounding no, per executive vice president of and director of player personnel Stephen Jones, who says the Cowboys are still in on potentially drafting a center in the wake of losing former Pro Bowl lineman Tyler Biadasz to the Commanders in free agency.

“Don’t rule it out. We obviously lost a tackle and a center this offseason, and we got one replaced in the first round. But whoever comes in here better bring their lunch pail because [Hoffman] isn’t giving it up quietly.”

10:00 pm — It was something the Dallas Cowboys had an eye on doing when they walked into the 2024 NFL Draft, knowing they had only seven draft picks overall and none in the fourth round.

To try and help remedy this, they’ve traded their 24th-overall pick to the 29th-overall pick in exchange with the Detroit Lions.

The Lions will receive the Cowboys’ first-round pick in 2024 and a seventh-round pick in 2025, with Dallas remaining in the first round of this year’s draft with some prospect firepower still available on the offensive line.

Dallas was hoping to strike a deal for a trade down and they achieved that missio

7:00 pm — It’s now guaranteed that the Dallas Cowboys will have to defend AJ Brown for longer than initially anticipated, specifically through the 2029 season.

On Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms on a new deal with the All-Pro receiver, per multiple reports that include, on a three-year extension worth $96 million with $84 million in guaranteed money.

This also resets the market for negotiations with All-Pro receiver CeeDee Lamb, who outproduced Brown in 2023 in most categories — setting NFL and franchise records in the process.

This marks the second time the Eagles and Brown have delivered blockbuster news during an NFL Draft, having done so two years ago with a headline trade that sent him from the Tennessee Titans to the Eagles in a move that was immediately followed by a contract extension at the time.