Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Trading Way Back

Michael Gallup #13 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Colby Parkinson #84 of the Stanford Cardinal (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) /

Round 5, Pick 164

Colby Parkinson, TE


Tight End U produces another player for the Dallas Cowboys here in the fifth round. Colby is a fun prospect to think about. The 6-foot-7 tight end from Stanford is a bit of a project but his potential is about as big as his catch radius.

Colby is too lean to be an immediate option inline (and he may never be a great option here), but he’s great out of the slot similar to Blake Jarwin. For his size, he runs routes pretty well. Great hands and amazing reach all make him and extremely attractive target as a pass-catcher.

Parkinson is smart player who’s done a variety of things. He didn’t drop a singe pass last season. With a little bulk and some seasoning he could be an amazing weapon for the Dallas Cowboys down the road.

Round 5, Pick 179

Trey Adams, OT


Going a little outside the box here with the last pick in the fifth. Dallas doesn’t need an offensive lineman in this draft. They have three All-Pros and one budding star (La’el Collins, who actually played the best of them all last season). Dallas’ only remaining O-line spot is not occupied by a superstar, but it has two top-100 picks battling it out, so even that’s in a strong place right now. But Trey Adams is about taking a big swing on the future.

Trey Adams is a high-risk/high-reward player. The 6-foot-8, 314lb tackle from Washington is a beast. His footwork and hand technique make windows small. Obviously his height is a bit of a problem because his center of gravity sits higher than most. But Adams is aware and positions himself well to cover his greatest weakness. He plays mean and stands up against bull-rushers and speed rushers alike.

Why is he available? Injury concerns. Adams has had some big injuries he’s had to overcome and there’s no telling if they’ll continue at the next level. Even still, he has left tackle starter potential and that’s not common on Day 3 of the draft. If something were to happen to Tyron Smith, Trey Adams could be a solution.