Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft
The Dallas Cowboys again failed to make it to the Super Bowl and have now made twelve-straight playoff appearances without a trip to a conference championship game, which is the longest drought in franchise history.
On the plus side, the 2023 season brings renewed hope and the Cowboys trade for Brandin Cooks could open up the offense to a level we haven’t seen. There are many draft sequencing scenarios for the Dallas Cowboys this year and whether you’re looking at a 7-round 2023 mock draft 3.0, mock draft 2.0, or a first version like this one, chances are many of the names are very different in each “Cowboys Mock Draft 2023,” as they could go in several different directions.
Let’s take a look at how things might play out!
Cowboys Draft Selections
- Round 1, Pick 26
- Round 2, Pick 58
- Round 3, Pick 90
- Round 4, Pick 129
- Round 5, Pick 169
- Round 6, Pick 212
- Round 7, Pick 244
2023 NFL Mock Draft: Latest 2023 Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft Preview (Seven-Round)
In this full 7-round mock draft, we address many team needs for Dallas as we take not only the best player available in each round but also consider their positional depth and the strengths of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Dallas goes into the draft looking for depth at offensive tackle, wide receiver, defensive tackle, defensive end, and more as head coach Mike McCarthy and DC Dan Quinn look to stockpile talent and add some athleticism. If Dallas doesn’t perform well this season, new leadership could be in store as early as 2024. With that being the case, both the NFL Draft and free agency are very important in Dallas this season.
Let’s get to the Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft.
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Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft
Round 1 (No. 26 overall)
Pick: Bijan Robinson, RB Texas
Many would be surprised if the Dallas Cowboys draft Bijan Robinson in round one after using the franchise tag on Tony Pollard this offseason. However, if Dallas could draft the next big thing at the position, it’s hard to see them passing on him, especially if they think Robinson is the second coming of Emmitt Smith or Ezekiel Elliott.
Many have Bijan Robinson as the number one talent in this year’s draft and adding playmakers to the offensive side of the ball is never a bad idea. Robinson just annihilated Big 12 competition in the last three seasons and seems destined to go in the first-round.
With Tony Pollard on a one-year deal, this could certainly happen as Jerry Jones love premier runners. If Robinson is gone, look for Dallas to consider Pittsburgh defensive tackle Calijah Kancey. However, if he’s not, the Cowboys need help and there really isn’t much left in terms of free agents who could average more than 3.0 to 3.9 yards per carry – Bijan could hit more than five with his elite quickness and strength.
Round 2 (No. 58 overall – Dallas goes Physical)
Pick: Drew Sanders, LB ARK
After taking Robinson in round one, Dallas goes physical in round two with Sanders, who could team up with Micah Parsons and make Dallas’ defense much more formidable. The Cowboys already have a strong defense and have been adding veteran help with the Stephon Gilmore trade, but they need more athletes on their current roster to make things difficult on opposing offensive lineman. Sanders would add playmaking and pass-rushing ability as a solid defensive player. There are going to be lots of options in round two including Brian Branch of Alabama or Felix Anudike-Uzomah of Kansas State to name a couple, but we go with Sanders here in our seven-round 2023 mock.
Round 3 (No. 90 overall)
Pick: Tucker Craft, TE South Dakota St
After losing tight end Dalton Schultz to the Texans in free agency, Dak Prescott needs a new target. While Jake Ferguson has looked solid in limited action, the third and fourth rounds are strong for positions like tight end and if the Cowboys don’t trade back to acquire more picks, this third-round selection could make for a solid addition to Dak Prescott’s passing game.
Round 4 (No. 129 overall)
Pick: Jayden Reed, WR MSU
Reed is one of the draft’s wild cards, as he’s a player we may not have seen the best of yet. This mock draft pick assumes he hasn’t reached his full potential, and his presence would really solidify the Cowboys’ depth chart at receiver since he offers special teams ability. Depending on which draft guide you look at, Reed could be a top-15 prospect at the position. His ranking is all across the board when you read posts from Mel Kiper, Dan Brugler, Todd McShay, and a host of others.
Round 5 (No. 169 overall)
Pick: Moro Ojomo, DL Texas
We couldn’t leave this 2023 Cowboys mock draft without taking a DL who has the power to stop the run and to occasionally sack the quarterback. He could really help out Demarcus Lawrence and Johnathan Hankins on the defensive line. This draft is strong for positions of need specifically for Dallas and it works out with our Cowboys draft picks thus far, as they’ve been able to fill many of them.
Ojomo just killed the NFL Scouting Combine this season as the 5th ranked DL in athleticism, according to ESPN’s Next Gen Stats.
Round 6 (No. 212 overall)
Pick: Alex Austin, CB Oregon State
The Cowboys addressed a big need when they traded for Gilmore, but he’s only going to be there for a short time. Getting a corner like Austin, who they could groom for a year, could be a solid idea as Dallas looks toward the future.
Round 7 (No. 244 overall)
Pick: Juice Scruggs, IOL Penn State
Scruggs could play left guard or center, and the goal is to discover just where he fits the best. His PFF grade was solid and his athleticism score for Centers was in the top six at the combine. Picks this late are dart throws and this one makes some sense.
2023 Dallas Cowboys NFL Draft and Positional Draft Pick (WR, CB, RB) FAQs
When is the NFL Draft?
April 27th-April 29th
Do the Cowboys still need help at receiver or cornerback after their recent additions?
Conventional wisdom says Gilmore and Cooks are not long-term answers, so expect the team to look to add some positional depth through the draft.
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