Dallas Cowboys Final 7-Round Mock Draft Prediction: Reloading the offense

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With the 176th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select

Pick Analysis. LSU. player. Scouting Report. K. Cade York. 176. 123

Let’s get crazy. It’s never smart to predict a team to draft a kicker or punter. Kicker and punters hold replacement level value and are just as easily found as undrafted free agents as they are as Day 3 picks.  But the Dallas Cowboys appear to be setting the stage for something and I’m going to say it’s solving their kicker problem once and for all.

Last year we saw how painful and inconsistent kicker can be. Greg Zuerlein single-handedly lost games for the Cowboys in 2021 and without any feasible options on the market, Dallas had to accept it.

Over the past two seasons the Cowboys have placed an emphasis on special teams and have been uncharacteristically addressing it with real resources. They just locked up their punter to a top-of market deal and have largely ignored placekicker.

York is the best kicker in the draft and one of the better prospects to hit the draft in years.

With the 179th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select

Mike Rose. player. 179. 123. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. LB. Iowa State

This isn’t the first time I’ve discussed Mike Rose. From the moment he was linked to the Cowboys in their pre-draft meetings I’ve seen a match as a late-round selection. Rose, 6-foot-4, 240lbs has long arms, big hands, and fluid play looks like the perfect linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys.

Dallas has Micah Parsons, Leighton Vander Esch, and Jabril Cox all penciled in as the top-3. Adding a reliable and mature player like Rose would be a great addition to the stable and provide depth across the board.

Rose doesn’t have that elite ceiling you’d like in a draft pick but he has a great floor and that what makes him a favorite selection.