Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Protecting strengths/fixing weakness

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Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft

Round 7, Pick 232

Tarron Jackson

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Finally, we land on an edge player. After speculating an edge player could be the Dallas Cowboys first round pick last week, we come back and offer the opposite scenario – where our edge pick is last.

That’s really how wide of a range this position has on the Cowboys this offseason. Dallas is locked in with DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory as starters, but behind them all they really have have is Dorance Armstrong and Bradlee Anae. They could opt to find a future starting caliber talent this year or they could just look to add a rotational player with proven production (much like Anae from last year).

If the latter option is what they take, I like Tarron Jackson somewhere in the last round. Jackson is 6-foot-2 and a stout 260 lbs. He’s neither explosive nor bendy but somehow always gets the job done. Over the past two seasons he’s produced 18 sacks and 26.5 tackles for loss. That’s 1.93 splash plays a game!

Watching him, I see a mix of Anae and Elvis Dumervil from way back. He doesn’t look like an NFL player but he has a special “it” quality and refined technique that consistently gets the job done. A good use of the last pick.

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None of us should want to use the top pick on an offensive tackle but we should all fell better having done it. Ideally, Tyron and La’el are back and Slater starts at guard the next year or so before moving outside. But no matter how it plays out, he improves the unit significantly and protects the Dallas Cowboys biggest strength from becoming a weakness.

After that we scored big at CB, followed by a LB built for the 21st century and a ball-hawking safety to play in the single high. We snagged a DT to groom as the future starting 1-tech, a WR to eventually replace Gallup along with a handful of other promising players.

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What did you like and what didn’t you like? Assuming we couldn’t trade down, are you ok taking the best player available even if it’s on offense or would you rather reach?