Complete Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft: Final Prediction

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James Morgan, Quarterback (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

James Morgan, QB, FIU

This pick concludes an otherwise weird draft. The Cowboys are eyeing a backup quarterback to Dak Prescott even with current backup Cooper Rush on contract for another season. The Cowboys have shown interest in Morgan, as have many other teams. With positional value in play here, we grab the Panther who was a former Bowling Green University transfer.

Morgan has prototypical size. Standing at 6-foot-4 and 229 pounds, he mirrors former Northwestern and current Dallas quarterback Clayton Thorson’s size and arm strength. Like Thorson, he struggles to complete passes at a high rate and a large part of that had to do with his fundamentals. He has inconsistent footwork, poor pocket mobility, and a release that was all over the place.

However, if you want a leader and tough guy, Morgan is that guy. He had an impressively low sack total and would wait until the last second to get the ball out in hopes of completing passes. For someone with his arm strength, he was surprisingly risk-averse only throwing 12 interceptions in his final two seasons.

Morgan is all over the place in his evaluation, but what is clear is he makes good decisions with the ball and can be accurate when he needs to be. He did deal with his fair share of drops in 2019, but his arm talent is there and it is exactly why several teams are interested in his services as a developmental quarterback.

With the quarterback depth chart unclear after the 2020 season, I’m sure the Cowboys would love to take an opportunity on another quarterback who played his high school football in Wisconsin.

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With that, we conclude this mock draft. The Cowboys are in an odd position; they are more reliant than ever on those who pick in front because they are on the cusp of potentially picking a star-caliber player. However, this draft class has plenty of valuable depth at many positions so a trade back could help this team.