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DALLAS COWBOYS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: January 26

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
NT
EDGE
SFTY
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
DL3T

Depth Fill (P4)
OT
OG
TE

Late Round Fill (P6)
QB
RB
WR
WRS
OC
OLB
ILB

Minimal Need (P9)
RBC
DL5T


COWBOYS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #14
Most recent mock draft update: 1/27/2020

R1
10
Dallas
Jaycee Horn
South Carolina
CB
Reach/Value:
-6
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
200
Jaycee Horn NFL Draft photo
The Cowboys are desperate for help on all three levels of their defense, and while I think new Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn would prefer a bigger corner like Farley with this pick, Horn would start from Day One in the secondary. Horn is the best athlete of the three corners that sit atop our Big Board. The son of former All-Pro receiver, Joe Horn, Jaycee is the same fiery competitor as his father was in New Orleans. He has the quick-twitch athleticism to blanket opposing receivers, and if you need proof, check out his performance against Auburn this past fall.


This secondary struggled for most of the 2020 campaign, and on top of that, Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, and Xavier Woods are all hitting Free Agency. I'd target Farley over Horn because of his size, but Quinn has adapted his scheme around the talent he has in the past, and I don't expect him to hold tight to his preference for big corners the way Kris Richard did.

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
R2
44
Dallas
Azeez Ojulari
Georgia
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-39
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
240
Azeez Ojulari NFL Draft photo
I'm a huge fan of Ojulari, and as we get deeper into the pre-draft process, I think we are going to see him shoot up boards. While he played more as an edge-rushing linebacker at Georgia, I think he might fit perfect as a strong-side linebacker in an under front like Dan Quinn ran in Seattle and Atlanta. He's explosive at the point of attack, whether taking on blocks or making stops. Ojulari could also help in the nickel as an edge rusher that can capture the edge with his terrific acceleration. If Dan Quinn is determined to run that style of system in Dallas, a player like Ojulari will be important because the Cowboys don't currently have a player with the skill set to handle that role.
R3
75
Dallas
Paris Ford
Pittsburgh
S
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
190
Paris Ford NFL Draft photo
R4
105
Dallas
Tedarrell Slaton
Florida
DL1T
Reach/Value:
+14
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
358
Tedarrell Slaton NFL Draft photo
R6
167
Dallas (Trade)
Darren Hall
San Diego State
CB
Reach/Value:
+6
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
190
Darren Hall NFL Draft photo
DAL g DET (E Griffen)
R6
170
Dallas
Donovan Stiner
Florida
S
Reach/Value:
+8
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
203
Donovan Stiner NFL Draft photo
R7
200
Dallas
J.D. Spielman
TCU
WRS
Reach/Value:
+61
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
180
J.D. Spielman NFL Draft photo


COWBOYS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 17 CeeDee Lamb Oklahoma WR Value +8
2020 2 51 Trevon Diggs Alabama CB Value +29
2020 3 82 Neville Gallimore Oklahoma DL3T Value +39
2020 4 123 Reggie Robinson II Tulsa CB Reach -107
2020 4 146 Tyler Biadasz Wisconsin OC Value +46
2020 5 179 Bradlee Anae Utah EDGE Value +68
2020 7 231 Ben DiNucci James Madison QB Reach -82
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 2 58 Trysten Hill UCF DL1T Reach -40
2019 3 90 Connor McGovern Penn State OG Value +26
2019 4 128 Tony Pollard Memphis RB Reach -60
2019 5 158 Michael Jackson Miami (FL) CB Reach -24
2019 5 165 Joe Jackson Miami (FL) EDGE Value +104
2019 6 213 Donovan Wilson Texas A&M S Reach -58
2019 7 218 Mike Weber Ohio State RB Value +57
2019 7 241 Jalen Jelks Oregon EDGE Value +129
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 19 Leighton Vander Esch Boise State ILB Reach -11
2018 2 50 Connor Williams Texas OT Value +23
2018 3 81 Michael Gallup Colorado St WR Reach -7
2018 4 116 Dorance Armstrong Kansas EDGE Value +39
2018 4 137 Dalton Schultz Stanford TE Value +50
2018 5 171 Mike White Western Kentucky QB Value +88
2018 6 193 Chris Covington Indiana OLB Reach -131
2018 6 208 Cedrick Wilson Boise State WR Value +67
2018 7 236 Bo Scarbrough Alabama RB Value +71
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 28 Taco Charlton Michigan EDGE Value +3
2017 2 60 Chidobe Awuzie Colorado CB Value +20
2017 3 92 Jourdan Lewis Michigan CB Value +16
2017 4 133 Ryan Switzer North Carolina WR Reach -7
2017 6 191 Xavier Woods Louisiana Tech S Value +1
2017 6 216 Marquez White Florida State CB Value +34
2017 7 228 Joey Ivie Florida DT Reach -50
2017 7 239 Noah Brown Ohio State WR Reach -8
2017 7 246 Jordan Carrell Colorado DT Reach -48
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 4 Ezekiel Elliott Ohio St RB Reach -7
2016 2 34 Jaylon Smith Notre Dame ILB Reach -71
2016 3 67 Maliek Collins Nebraska DL3T Reach -61
2016 4 101 Charles Tapper Oklahoma EDGE Value +23
2016 4 135 Dak Prescott Mississippi St QB Value +37
2016 6 189 Anthony Brown Purdue CB Reach -101
2016 6 212 Kavon Frazier C Michigan S Reach -23
2016 6 216 Darius Jackson E Michigan RB Reach -96
2016 6 217 Rico Gathers Baylor TE Reach -70
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 27 Byron Jones Connecticut CB Reach -8
2015 2 60 Randy Gregory Nebraska EDGE Value +43
2015 3 91 Chaz Green Florida OT Reach -33
2015 4 127 Damien Wilson Minnesota ILB Reach -114
2015 5 163 Ryan Russell Purdue EDGE Reach -68
2015 7 236 Mark Nzeocha Wyoming OLB Reach -254
2015 7 243 Laurence Gibson Virginia Tech OT Value +115
2015 7 246 Geoff Swaim Texas TE Reach -176
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 16 Zack Martin Notre Dame OG Reach -4
2014 2 34 Demarcus Lawrence Boise State EDGE Reach -2
2014 4 119 Anthony Hitchens Iowa OLB Reach -52
2014 5 146 Devin Street Pittsburgh WR Reach -27
2014 7 231 Ben Gardner Stanford EDGE Value +3
2014 7 238 Will Smith Texas Tech OLB Reach -47
2014 7 248 Ahmad Dixon Baylor S Value +80
2014 7 251 Ken Bishop Northern Illinois DL3T Reach -15
2014 7 254 Terrance Mitchell Oregon CB Value +104