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Dallas Cowboys 2023 NFL Draft Picks


The Cowboys had a strong 2022 regular season going 12-5 overall before falling to the 49ers in the Divisional Round 19-12. The pressure is on owner Jerry Jones and quarterback Dak Prescott after failing to reach at least the NFC Championship game. The offseason focus shifts to free agency and the 2023 NFL Draft.

Here are the Cowboys’ draft picks for 2023.

Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks in the 2023 NFL Draft

The Dallas Cowboys have eight picks in the 2023 NFL Draft including three compensation picks. Two of those will be fifth-round picks. They start the draft with the No. 26th overall pick. Here’s a list of Dallas Cowboys picks for the 2023 NFL Draft.

1st Round: 26th overall

2nd Round: 58th overall

3rd Round: 90th overall

4th Round: 129th overall

5th Round: 169th overall (compensation pick)

5th Round: 176th overall (compensation pick)

6th Round: 212th overall (compensation pick)

7th Round: 244th overall

The Cowboys receive comp picks for losing Randy Gregory, Cedrick Wilson, and Connor Williams last March. They get the compensatory picks in the fifth and sixth rounds. The Cowboys traded their original fifth in 2023 and a sixth-round pick in 2024 to the Houston Texans for wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

Dallas traded its 2023 fifth-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts for cornerback Stephon Gilmore on March 14, 2023.

Cowboys Mock Draft Selections and Needs: LB, WR, CB, and More

The Cowboys could address the defensive front seven and offensive line with their first pick. A few mock drafts see them taking offensive lineman O’Cyrus Torrence from Florida. The team could also go the defensive route and go after edge rusher Lukas Van Ness from Iowa. Van Ness had six sacks in 2022 and 13 sacks in 26 career games.

Texas All-American running back Bijan Robinson could be in the mix after the team released running back Ezekiel Elliott. The team placed a franchise tag on running back Tony Pollard but will be looking for RB depth after Pollard was injured in the playoffs. It would be a nice trip from Austin to AT&T Stadium for the Texas star.

There have been rumors in mock drafts of adding some wide receiver depth in the later rounds with wideouts such as Trey Palmer from Nebraska and Jonathan Mingo from Ole Miss.

When is the 2023 NFL Draft?

The 2023 NFL Draft is a highly anticipated event set to take place in Kansas City, Missouri over three days in April. The draft will begin on April 27th with the First Round selections, airing live on NFL Network and ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.

On April 28th, the second and third rounds will commence at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the final rounds of the draft on April 29th, starting at noon ET. Fans of the NFL can look forward to an exciting few days as teams make their picks, ushering in a new generation of talented football players.

Cowboys 2022 NFL Draft Recap

The Cowboys spent their 2022 first-round pick on offensive tackle Tyler Smith out of Tulsa before adding edge Sam Williams in the second round. Their previous first-round draft picks included pro bowlers CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons. 

Lamb caught a career-high nine touchdowns in 2022. Parsons had 13.5 sacks in another strong season after he won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2021. As a top pass rusher in the league, he also had 13 tackles for loss. He has made the pro bowl and all-pro teams in each of his first two seasons in the NFL.

Third-round WR Jalen Tolbert played in just eight games in 2022 while rookie tight end Jake Ferguson had 174 yards and two touchdowns. Ferguson was a fourth-round pick from the Wisconsin Badgers.

Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks FAQs

What is the 2023 NFL Draft?

The 2023 NFL Draft takes place on April 27-29. The event runs from Thursday to Saturday. It begins with the first round on Thursday at 8 p.m. eastern time.

What are the Cowboys 2023 NFL Draft Picks?

The Cowboys have eight draft picks that include a couple of fifth-round selections thanks to compensation picks. Their picks include first, second, third, fourth, two fifths, sixth, and seventh-round picks.

What pick do the Dallas Cowboys have in the first round?

The Cowboys have the 26th overall pick in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft as they hope to boost their roster. In 2022, the team selected OL Tyler Smith from Tulsa in the first round.

Author: Sam Russell

Sam hails from Grandville, Michigan. He has a rich sports background, including playing baseball at Central Michigan before covering high school sports and working with the Orlando Magic. He earned his degree from Central Michigan University and was a member of the 2010 MAC Championship baseball team. Sam grew his knowledge of sports betting while working with Betsperts in various areas such as writing, social media, betting research, and business development. He's a big fan of the NBA, NFL, and MLB, highly interested in data and statistics.