Dallas Cowboys 3-round mock draft: A New Dooms Day Defense

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Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Of course the concerns for the Dallas Cowboys in the upcoming 2022 season tends to lean toward the offensive side of the ball.

The Cowboys need a LG in the worst way to protect franchise QB Dak Prescott. They could use another play making pass catcher as well. At guard, the team would love to draft, not just a starter, but an upgrade over the departed Connor Williams. Meanwhile, notice the verbiage that follows. Pass catcher. Not necessarily wide receiver. They can be found all throughout the draft.

As a matter of fact, the Dallas Cowboys could use two of their first three picks on the defensive side of the ball and still come away with everything they need offensively.

What if…

With the 24th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:

A safety? Would fans go irate if the Dallas Cowboys did something we literally haven’t seen in 20 years when they selected Roy Williams with the 8th overall pick in 2002? Would Dallas be willing to draft a safety in the first round?

Let’s face it, probably not. But this is less of a mock draft and more of an idea on how the Dallas Cowboys can ease the burden from their offense. Even if we know they’d never take this approach.

Daxton Hill could arguably be the most versatile defender in this draft. His ability to play deep, down around the line and in the slot is something no one else in the draft can do, especially at the level Hill plays at. This means the Dallas Cowboys could have Jayron Kearse, Malik Hooker and Daxton Hill on the field at the same time.

If we enjoy how Dan Quinn moves Micah Parsons around then you’d probably enjoy Hill in the secondary. Now remember it’s year three for Trevon Diggs on the outside following an All-Pro season. Factor in the idea that Kelvin Joseph takes over on the opposite side and the Dallas Cowboys have one of, if not the most complete secondary in the NFL.

Are you seeing the vision yet? Or are you screaming at what a tremendously neglectful idea this would be to once again draft defense? Get ready to go a step further.