Cowboys Draft Picks, Team Needs & First Round Betting Odds
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Cowboys Draft Picks
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Cowboys Draft Needs
- OL: Dallas’ offensive line allowed the seventh-most sacks per game (2.8) and will need significant upgrades to protect quarterback Dak Prescott, who is returning from an ankle injury.
- DL: The Cowboys’ run defense was abysmal last season and ranked second-to-last in rushing yards per game (158.8) behind only the hapless Texans. The Cowboys’ pass rush was also below-average and recorded just 1.9 sacks per game, ranking 21st in NFL and the worst in the division.
- TE: Tight end is the weakest pass-catching position on the Cowboys’ superstar offense. Dalton Schultz was serviceable last season after Blake Jarwin went down in Week 1 and ranked 11th in receiving yards (615). They could use an upgrade at this position to be on par with their receiving corps and Ezekiel Elliott.
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- C: Last year’s fourth-rounder Tyler Biadasz was bad enough as a rookie (53.5 PFF grade, 33rd of 38 qualified centers) to warrant re-addressing the position. Joe Looney could be brought back, but he was even worse (50.7, 35th).
- DT: With the retirement of Tyrone Crawford, the highest-graded player on the roster is Brent Urban, a 30-year-old journeyman on a one-year deal who has made 27 starts since being drafted in 2014.
- CB: There’s not much to speak of behind 2020 second-round pick Trevon Diggs, who himself would do well to take a step forward after earning a middling 62.7 grade as a rookie, 60th among 136 qualified corners.