Feb 24, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (R) talks to Pittsburh Panthers Aaron Donald (L) during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Updated Mock Draft With All 7 Rounds For The Dallas Cowboys


1. Houston Texans
Jadeveon Clowney
DE, SC

I have gone back and forth here. I am thinking the Texans feel they can get a quality QB in the 2nd and are starting to think other than Bortles the rest are all the same. I think they go Clowney…I think.

2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Khalil Mack
LB, Buffalo

Surprise! I know many are thinking they will go Robinson here, but I think they look at the division they are in and go defense. This will shake the draft to its core.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars
Blake Bortles
QB, UCF

Jacksonville needs a QB and with the best one on still on the board they are happy and shocked. They have such a need at this position they feel they have lucked out.

4. Cleveland Browns
Derek Carr
QB, Fresno St.

Another surprise, well kind of. There have been some reports saying some teams think Carr is a top 10 player, if that is the case then the Browns can’t wait until later in the first to pick him up.

5. Oakland Raiders
Greg Robinson
OT, Auburn

I almost went Watkins here. I could see the desire to pick up what many think is the best playmaker in the draft, I just think they aren’t as high on Manziel as many would think.

6. Atlanta Falcons
Jake Matthews
OT, Texas A&M

This is almost a perfect fit. I do think they will look to move up to get Mack, but at the end of the day they will bolster their OL and be happy.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Johnny Manziel
QB, Texas A&M

The Buccs are in dire need of a QB. I think with how much Lovie seems to like Manziel as of late if he is there he will be the pick.

8. Minnesota Vikings
Teddy Bridgewater
QB, Louisville

I think they may try to trade up, they could also take Watkins here. But the need they have at QB takes over and they feel they can fill the WR position later in the draft.

9. Buffalo Bills
Sammy Watkins
WR, Clemson

The Bills have such a need on offense that when Watkins drops this far they almost pass out and forget to turn the card in. This is a great fit for everyone involved.

10. Detroit Lions
Darqueze Dennard
CB, Mich St.

I so want to go with Barr here, but something tells me that with all the nice things they are saying about their CBs is actually a smokescreen. No-fly stays in Michigan.

11. Tennessee Titans
Justin Gilbert
CB, OK St

With Dennard gone, the Titans get one of the best players in the draft with Gilbert. This helps them immediately.

12. New York Giants
Aaron Donald
DT, Pitt

I keep coming to this, and while I keep giving Donald to the Giants who needs someone like him, it hurts as a Cowboys fan. But this pick makes sense on every level.

13. St. Louis Rams
Mike Evans
WR, Texas A&M

Since they went defense with the first pick I could see them going offense with the second. This makes sense on a ton of levels and gives a weapon to a team that is better than many realize.

14. Chicago Bears
Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix
S, Alabama

They have such a need at safety it hurts. While I know they need D-Line as well I think they will take the best safety in the draft and smile.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers
Bradley Roby
CB, OSU

I want to go WR here for a ton of different reasons, but the Steelers need CBs badly. Roby has been mentioned as better than his current stock and I think will move up to 15 before it is all said and done.

16. Dallas Cowboys
Anthony Barr
LB, UCLA

I think the Cowboys might move up to get Barr, if they think someone will grab him in the 12-14 area, provided he drops. He will be moved to DE and do just fine.

17. Baltimore Ravens
Taylor Lewan
OT, Mich

What can I say the Ravens need to protect Flacco and with Lewan on the board that is exactly what they do. I just can’t see anything else if he is there.

18. New York Jets
Eric Ebron
TE, UNC

I almost went Cooks here, but I think with Ebron on the board they improve one of the worst TE rosters in the league and get a playmaker in the process.

19. Miami Dolphins
Zack Martin
OT/G, Notre Dame

If only they could keep Tannehill upright, open a running lane, and wait…now they can. Martin might be the most sure pick I have made thus far.

20. Arizona Cardinals
Kony Ealy
DE, Missouri

I could see a few options here, but this is the best fit at this point. I know they need defense and Ealy is there to give them some relief.

21. Green Bay Packers
Jimmie Ward
S, Northern Ill

There is such a gap in the Packers secondary they almost have to go safety in the first round. I would think Ward fills the hole nicely.

22. Philadelphia Eagles
Odell Beckham
WR, LSU

I would say take your pick between Beckham, Lee, and Cooks here, but the speed of Beckham reminds the Eagles of what they lost.

23. Kansas City Chiefs
Brandin Cooks
WR, Oregon St.

I think the Chiefs need more weapons on offense. They can not keep asking Charles to do everything. Cooks gives them a weapon and helps them against Denver.

24. Cincinnati Bengals
Ryan Shazier
OLB, OSU

I have no idea what to do with the Bengals. Shazier is from Ohio and fills a hole at OLB. I know they need some other things, but this is just a good idea. Someone give me the number to the Bengals.

25. San Diego Chargers
Louis Nix
NT, Notre Dame

I so want to go WR or CB here. Nix dropped into the Chargers lap and they take him without thinking twice. This is a strange pick any way you look at it.

26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis)
Marqise Lee
WR, USC

The Browns have the ability to wait for one of the WRs to fall to them with their second pick. They have a pretty good defense and after getting Carr they get him someone to throw to.

27. New Orleans Saints
C.J. Mosley
ILB, Alabam

They need someone to chase after Newton and a leader on this defense. Mosley fits two needs in one person. I am not sure they won’t go DL, but Mosley is too important to pass up.

28. Carolina Panthers
Morgan Moses
OT, Virginia

They lost their tackle this offseason and with all of the top WRs off the board they fill this need with Moses. I know everyone will ask about Cyrus, I just think he will fall out of the first.

29. New England Patriots
Xavier Sua-Filo
G, UCLA

They have a need at Guard and he fills the need. While many think Amaro here, I just think they bolster the line and get a TE later in the draft.

30. San Francisco 49ers
Timmy Jernigan
DT, FSU

Age is starting to be a factor on their line and Jernigan fills the need nicely. I think a WR is possible if one of the top ones drop, but after that they will go youth on defense.

31. Denver Broncos
Kyle Fuller
CB, Virginia Tech

The Broncos need help on the O Line as well, but Fuller might be the bigger need. They are looking to improve their defense and can fill guard in the second.

32. Seattle Seahawks
Cyrus Kouandijo
OT, Alabama

Cyrus almost fell out of the first round, but the Seahawks surprise me and take him filling a need at tackle. I really thought he would be a second round pick. Thanks Seahawks!

Now for the rest of the Dallas Cowboys picks:

Round 2 – Jackson Jeffcoat DE, Texas – The Cowboys have went from a mess on defense to a much better unit. This pick has history, talent, and need all rolled into one.

Round 3 – Cyril Richardson G, Baylor - This has been my 3rd round for a while now and I just think I will stick with it. It fills a need and Baylor could start from day 1.

Round 4 – Tom Savage QB, Pitt - I am thinking they could start grooming a QB behind Romo. Savage has all the makings of an NFL QB if he can keep his head on the prize

Round 5 – J.C. Copeland FB, LSU - I know where is the safety, remember the Cowboys think they are okay there. Copeland is a beast and will help this team in blocking. They could convert him to an H-back.

Round 7 (all 6 picks):

Marqueston Huff, FS, Wyoming - This kid turned heads at the senior bowl and is a converted CB who can cover WRs. I think in the 7th he is worth the pick.

Cornelius Lucas, OT, K. St. - Huge kid who had some injury issues, if he is healthy this will look like a smart pick in the 7th.

L’Damian Washington, WR, Mizzou - This kid is so unpolished, but can be very explosive. I think with the right training he could be a huge asset.

Denicos Allen, OLB, Mich St. - I think his size will scare some teams, he plays bigger than he actually is and if he is still around in the 7th I would say pick him up.

Jay Bromley, DT, Syracuse - Bromley has the ability to be a rotational player on the line and would be a stash for a year or 2.

Chaz Sutton, DE, South Carolina – Anyone remember who played opposite of Clowney? Sutton is the answer. I would say take him and see if he can make some plays. He has to know something playing with Clowney right?

So there it is. My latest mock draft, I am sure it will change again. What do you all think?

Tags: 2014 NFL Mock Draft Dallas Cowboys

  • Chad

    What DTs were available in the 2nd?

    • n0ble

      Easley or Sutton (AZ St. Sutton not S. Car). Easley has injury concerns and not really someone I wanted to pick. Sutton was a possibility. I went Jeffcoat because this move would allow Barr to move to OLB improving both squads in the front 7 instead of just line. Jones from Penn State is also a possibility, but I went with Jerry being Jerry and bringing in a glory days throwback to Jeffcoat.

    • baronmwd

      I could see Dallas taking a chance on Easley in the 2nd round. The DT out of Florida with 1st round talent but injury concerns. Also I haven’t heard any analyst referring to Richardson as anything other then Guard in NFL. If we could get him in 3rd that would be great. Would love to see Barr in Dallas.

  • jj21

    Richardson’s horrible.

    • n0ble

      As a guard in the 3rd he is the best available. I am not sure the Cowboys will look in his direction, but compared to the guards we have now, he can fit. Maybe…lol

    • Assassin

      Why would you say that?

  • David

    I love the 1st Barr with the 1st pick. He is really the only player I would be happy about getting over Dix or Pryor. I think in the 2nd though they should go with a Crichton, Ford, Tuitt or Marcus Smith. I think Jeffcoat is a 3rd rounder. I also dont think they can go QB and FB in the 4th and 5th rounds. They need some contributors in those rounds.

    • n0ble

      FB is a position they kind of need. If they want to focus a little more on running or want to protect Murray they will have to get a guy who can H back it. Crichton and Tuitt will most likely be gone by the time we pick which leaves a little bit to chance. I again think Jeffcoat is loved by Jerry and knowning Jerry’s habits he might reach for a late 2nd early 3rd guy like Jeffcoat and say they had him higher on their draft board.

      • David

        I dont disagree with you that they need a FB however he would not be on the field enough to justify a 4th or even 5th round pick. And in regards to Jeffcoat I just hope they dont reach for him and pass up other higher value needs.

        • n0ble

          Copeland is projected in the 5th. I like what he can bring and in the 5th he could be a contributor at that point, which is rare for a 5th rounder.

  • Old Frog

    We need a stronger, better starting OG on the team. I would prefer one of the higher ranked players in round 1 or 2 but if it doesn’t happen I would be happy with Richardson in the 3rd. Don’t want projects or backups in the later rounds unless the starting role is obtained first.

    • n0ble

      Richardson at G is better than him at T. I think with the holes this team has on D they will focus first 2 rounds on them. I would think value at that point is pretty high for him.

  • Prince

    Good Mock, but I’m not feeling Jeffcoat. Just too too small. I’d rather go with one of the big ends opposite Barr.

    • n0ble

      Yea like I said I wanted to go Crichton, but I thought he would be gone by the time we pick. I went Jeffcoat due to Jerry and the ability to have a speed guy on the edge for situational plays.

  • Assassin

    Agree with you on Barr. Nice value pick that would likely end up replacing DWare.

    2nd round is too high for Jeffcoat, he’s a 3rd rounder. Would love Crichton in the 2nd instead.

    Cyril would be a HUGE get in the 3rd. Absolute steal there. This guy was a load at Baylor and you know he has endurance too, just to keep up with that offense.

    No on Savage – wait until the 7th for a developmental QB. Remember that we have 3 QB’s on our roster now and there is no way that we will carry four. That QB is going to end up on the practice squad – and exposed to other teams. I like Dustin Vaughn in the 7th, the DII Player of the Year, QB from West Texas A&M. Much less chance he would get poached. Instead in the 4th rd, go DT – how about Justin Ellis, the 330 lb NT from LaTech? Or if he is gone, the huge DT from Tennessee, Dan McCullers, 6’7, 360 and hope one of these two turns into our primo 1 tech or 0 tech when we switch defenses

    I’m okay with a FB in the 5th. Getting into the players with some questions here. Copeland is 5’11, 270+. He probably needs to lose about 15-20 lbs and would still be a load at 255. You do have to worry that he started all the games as a Jr but split time as a SR. But I would be on board with the possibility of a massive FB. Can’t remember the last time we had one. (just think if we got big Cyril and Copeland – to battering ram blockers…)

    I don’t know much about your 7th rounders but your thinking is sound. Look for the tweeners with talent, special teams players, DII players that might have missed the combines, solid team guys on really bad college teams. How about FSU RB James Wilder Jr? Had some problems with the law but has some talent. 6’3, 230 power runner.

    Realistically speaking, I don’t see anyway that 20% of our roster next year comes from rookies (11 players out of 53). In other words, not all 11 rookies will make the team. With that said, why not speculate in the 7th with one or two players? Get wild. Is there some guy from Iceland or Norway that is 6’7, 380 and the world’s strongest man? A kicker from Saudi Arabia that is the best soccer kicker? Who is someone that you would almost certainly like to look at but would probably end up on the practice squad?

    • n0ble

      I went with savage because of the value as BPA at that point. I would think that it is possible they go WR, DE, or LB. I went Jeffcoat just because of all the talk there. I was thinking Crichton, but I have a feeling he will be gone by the time the Cowboys pick. Marinelli does love to rotate people in and out and having a guy like Jeffcoat will keep others fresh. As for Copeland, I agree he might want to lose a little weight, but imagine putting him at TE for an extra blocker, that line would be scary. The reason he split time as a senior is he is a true FB and doesn’t have game changing speed. LSU loves speed and they used him mostly for 3rd and GL touches.

      • Assassin

        Trying to remember if we’ve ever had a FB bigger than Moose Johnston. He went about 235-240. Guessing from the writeup on Copeland that they have similar styles. Neither one was super flexible, but both battering ram types. Daryl was a couple of inches taller but Copeland is quite a bit heavier

        • n0ble

          I don’t think so. But man is this kid a beast…maybe polite?

          • Assassin

            Forgot about him. 6′, 245 or so. I think Copeland has more upside.

            Add – if NY Giants cut John Conner, I would take a look at him. I don’t see them carrying two FBs and they just re-signed Henry Hynoski. Connor’s +9.0 grade from Pro Football Focus was the best on offense, and included a +7.0 in run-blocking. He’s entering final year of two-year, $1.37-million contract.

          • n0ble

            Cost wise while he would be good I think that if they are looking to save money Copeland would be far cheaper.

          • Assassin

            two thoughts – you would have a cheaper unknown vs a proven player – also, if we already have a solid FB (dont think you could say Klutz is that solid), you could use the draft pick on another position.

          • n0ble

            What would I want? Or what would be in the best interest money wise and what Jerry wants? I THINK they would move for a kid in the draft. Remember they don’t think a FB really should be on this team unless he can play TE as well. Basically having a FB is a luxury this staff doesn’t want to have.

  • brian basile

    would love Barr in 1st but think he will be gone..In scenario that he is not I think you get Ward SS in 2nd, Jeffcoat in 3rd and Richardson or Dozier in 4th. Love the Copeland pick but I feel you can get him with one of 7th’s or package a couple of them to move up to 6th…Would like Aaron Lynch with one of the 7th’s…And with draft so deep at WR we may be able to get a good one in 5th like Devin Street or Josh Huff

    • n0ble

      I think it all depends on who is available.