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Dallas Cowboys



DALLAS COWBOYS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: March 3

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: #17
Most recent mock draft update: 3/2/2021

R1
10
Dallas
Jaycee Horn
South Carolina
CB
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
200
Jaycee Horn NFL Draft photo
Another week, another defender being discussed with this pick for America's Team. As I've stated in the past, Farley should be Plan A for Dallas, but I'm just not sure if he gets past Denver. Still, this secondary was a liability for most of the 2020 campaign, and they are set to watch a group of those starters hit Free Agency. I just don't see how the Cowboys can risk waiting until Day Two to improve this unit, knowing that if they don't have a defender they like at #44, they are likely to suffer deja vu in 2021.


Trading down may become an option here, but if they stay and want to draft a defensive back, the conversation comes down to Horn and Patrick Surtain. Surtain may have the size Dallas is looking for in Dan Quinn's defensive scheme, but I find it hard to draft a corner in the Top 10 that isn't an elite athlete. While Horn doesn't have the size or length of Surtain, there is no questioning his speed or quickness. They could drop back a few picks and grab one of the two, or move down a bit further and go after Safety Trevon Moehrig.

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
R2
44
Dallas
Carlos Basham Jr.
Wake Forest
DL5T
Reach/Value:
-9
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
285
Carlos Basham Jr. NFL Draft photo
The guy I think Dallas would really like to get their hands on here would be Central Florida safety, Richie Grant. However, this is likely too low to make that happen, and I wouldn't be shocked if someone moved back into the latter parts of Day One to ensure his services. It's tough to find true single-high safeties with the athleticism and instincts to thrive in that role, but Grant is one of only a few in this draft that I like playing that position.

Instead, I'm going with another Senior Bowl standout in Basham. The versatile defensive lineman is tailor-made for the 4/5-tech end that Dan Quinn has often used in his base defense, and the man they call "Boogie" can rush the passer from anywhere on the defensive front.

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
R3
75
Dallas
Talanoa Hufanga
USC
S
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
215
Talanoa Hufanga NFL Draft photo
R3
99
Dallas (Comp)
Rashad Weaver
Pitt
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-18
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
270
Rashad Weaver NFL Draft photo
R4
111
Dallas
Richard LeCounte III
Georgia
S
Reach/Value:
+8
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
190
Richard LeCounte III NFL Draft photo
R4
134
Dallas (Comp)
Marlon Tuipulotu
USC
DL3T
Reach/Value:
+20
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
308
Marlon Tuipulotu NFL Draft photo
R5
175
Dallas (Comp)
Shemar Jean-Charles
Appalachian State
CB
Reach/Value:
+15
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
190
Shemar Jean-Charles NFL Draft photo
R6
190
Dallas (Trade)
T.J. Vasher
Texas Tech
WR
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
210
T.J. Vasher NFL Draft photo
DAL g DET (E Griffen)
R6
222
Dallas (Comp)
Stevie Scott
Indiana
RB
Reach/Value:
+26
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
231
Stevie Scott 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