Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Free Agency Edition 1.0

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With the 178th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:

. C. Dallas Cowboys. Luke Wattenberg. 178. player. 123

The Dallas Cowboys may not necessarily believe they must replace Center Tyler Biadasz after his 2021 performance, but it’d be smart to put pressure on him by adding competition.

Unless the Cowboys believe second year man Matt Farniok can do that, they’ll find solid value in Washington C Luke Wattenberg. A long, and somewhat lanky guy who doesn’t exactly look the part when you think of a center. But he’s played a lot of football and is good on the move. He does well reaching blockers on the second level with decent athleticism.

His issue will be similar to what Biadasz struggled with. Strength. Wattenberg’s job year one will be to push the starter to be his best self. Just put the thought in Biadasz’s head that, “man, I could lose this job.” Then over the off season his goal will be to get considerably stronger and see if he can push to be the starter or the primary backup C/G as Wattenberg played both positions at UW.

With the 191st pick in the 2022 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:

Dallas Cowboys. Austin Allen. 191. player. 123. . TE

The Dallas Cowboys are bringing back Tight End Dalton Schultz, so it pushes the need down the board. That doesn’t mean the Cowboys won’t address the position in the middle or, here, in the back half of Day 3.

Austin Allen out of Nebraska is yet another big, tall and long Tight end in this class. Allen stands at 6’7 3/4″ and weighing at 256lbs. He had a good, not great, combine and produced admirably on the field. So he has kind of been lost in the mix of a draft with lots of good Tight Ends.

Allen was a team captain at Nebraska, so you’re getting “the right kind of guy.” He’s not going to be needed as a play maker, but rather compete as the more blocking TE.

So there you have it. The Dallas Cowboys 2022 NFL Draft class. Whether filling needs or completing positions for the foreseeable future, but class will shape up to have several key players and contributors in year 1. But most of all, it helps to keep the Cowboys as contenders in the NFC East.

Next. The Cowboys need to pursue WR Will Fuller in free agency. dark

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So what do you think? Who do you like and who do you dislike? What do you think the Dallas Cowboys will do?