Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Defensive Makeover Time

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The Dallas Cowboys select…

Pick 229

Amari Burney LB


As mentioned previously, the Dallas Cowboys will likely snag a couple linebackers late, to round out their depth and get a jumpstart on 2022 when LVE and Jaylon could be gone. Burney could be a decent Day 3 choice here for depth and possibly more.

At 6-foot-2 224 lbs Burney looks the part. He’s strong in pursuit and experienced in multiple looks at LB and even SAF. He’s an option on special teams as well as someone to rotate in some defensive sets.

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The Dallas Cowboys double dipped at both SAF and CB and for good reason: They are in great need in the defensive backfield and positional value says early picks to fix coverage is resources well spent.

Dallas found their top-end talent to groom at DT and a second run-stopper to use situationally. They have a sleeper at OT, but admittedly, if they don’t use a Day 1 pick at OT, they’re going to be hurting if ether La’el Collins or Tyron Smith misses time.

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We gave linebacker the proper attention it deserves by using few late round picks and not a premium pick (saying prayers now). And even found a future slot WR in process. All in all, this was about as defensively minded as it could be without leaning on a trade back to collect more picks.

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