Whether it’s full contact or not, the Cowboys have had various players turn some heads in offseason workouts. It’s easier to grade certain positions in OTAs because some are easy to assess even without full-contact drills, while others aren’t; linemen don’t necessarily get much game-like work in during OTAs, for example, while receivers and cornerbacks can run routes and cover just like in a game. Basically, players who don’t need to continually block or tackle can more easily simulate game situations.
Nonetheless, let’s take a look at some of the top players in Dallas during OTAs. Note that the source for the Cowboys’ breakout players in OTAs is DallasCowboys.com’s Bryan Broaddus, who is a former NFL scout.