It’s now been 10 days since the Dallas Cowboys had their season ended by the San Francisco 49ers for the second year in a row. Just like last January, the Cowboys should have won this game. Self inflicted wounds, horrible offensive line play, a first half injury to Tony Pollard, and a lack of wide receiver/cornerback depth summed up everything that is wrong with the Cowboys organization.
No, it’s not Dak Prescott or Mike McCarthy, it’s the Owner, President, and General manager. That is the one, the only, Jerral “Jerry” Wayne Jones.
Outside of 2012 when the Cowboys went and lured Brandon Carr in free agency and traded for Amari Cooper in 2018, Jerry and company have avoided big-name acquisitions like a plague. They will now watch as their biggest rival, the Philadelphia Eagles head to the Super Bowl for the second time in five years. This will also be the third year in a row that the NFC champion will be a team that was aggressive in free agency and making trades just in season and before the deadline (Bucs, Rams, Eagles).
For the 27th year in a row, Cowboys Nation will hope and pray that Jerry’s Merry Men will strike gold during the draft to get them back to the Super Bowl for the first time in nearly three decades.
Although players will rise and fall as the Combine and interviews come and go, I have used a mixture of rankings from The Draft Network and Pro Football Focus. So without further ado, let’s begin my first Dallas Cowboys mock draft of the off-season.
The Dallas Cowboys have a tall task as they head into the 2023 off-season with 22 pending free agents.
As we jump into this seven-round Dallas Cowboys mock draft, keep in mind the Cowboys already lacked depth at wide receiver, linebacker, cornerback, and offensive line.
On top of several glaring holes, the cowboys could lose a few key contributors such as Leighton Vander Esch, Donovan Wilson, Dalton Schultz, Connor McGovern, Noah Brown, Dante Fowler, and Anthony Brown. It’s not likely that they will lose all the above, but certainly will lose a few to the open market.