Dallas Cowboys: 2021 7-Round Mock Draft (November Edition)

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Today we go through a complete 7-round mock draft for the Dallas Cowboys…

With their fourth loss in a row, the Dallas Cowboys are flying up draft boards. Slated to pick third if the 2021 NFL Draft were to happen today, the franchise can essentially have their pick of the litter.

While it’s likely quarterback will go one-two this year, QB is not on Dallas’ list of needs. Dak Prescott has been assured of his spot again next season (even without a long-term deal in place) and Dallas seems willing to do anything it takes to keep for at least another year.

With the delayed and reduced schedule in college football, making draft boards is an extra difficult endeavor this year. For the purposes of this and every upcoming draft, I’ll stick with the draft board and rankings over at the Draft Network.

I’m about 5% into my personal draft preparation this year so I’ll be leaning heavily on Draft Network, PFF, and the Athletic for profiles, numbers, and rankings. Actual picks are based on the expectations at the Draft Network along with their predicted big board complete with expected comp picks. Clear as mud?


Without further delay, let’s get rolling with the third pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft…

Round 1, Pick 3


Penei Sewell

We don’t know if the Dallas Cowboys have a need at offensive tackle next season, but we know they have a need right now and we know one of the best tackle prospects to come out since Tyron Smith should be available to them here in the draft. The Dallas Cowboys lost tackles La’el Collins and Tyron Smith for the season and they’re feeling it. So much so that even though both are expected back, a pick like this makes sense given the position’s importance and the sorted medical history of Dallas’ two starters.

It’s also not beyond the realm of possibility Tyron Smith retires between now and the then, since he’s had continuous issues with his neck and back.

Penei Sewell is just about the best LT prospect you could imagine. He’s gigantic, dominant, athletic, strong, and young. And for as good as he is now, there’s still so much he can improve. Once he fully develops and hones his craft, he’ll be an unstoppable force in the NFL.