Dallas Cowboys Complete 7-Round Mock Draft 2023: Roster Management

Apr 28, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Dallas Cowboys helmet on display at the NFL Draft Experience. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Dallas Cowboys helmet on display at the NFL Draft Experience. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Dallas Cowboys are looking to be in great shape after excellent work in the month of March.

The Dallas Cowboys will continue to build their board for the NFL draft, compile data, set up visits, and prep for pro-days across the country.

There are still positions they can can upgrade. There are other positions I believe they need to prepare for the future. That future could be now.

Not only providing depth but having a player in waiting. One that can be inserted into the lineup with no considerable drop off in production.

If you have missed my earlier Dallas Cowboys mock drafts, you can debate my ideas by clicking on the links below. I thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft 1.0 and Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft 2.0

I will always continue to focus on drafting the players I believe Dallas will target. Based on the current regime not the past regime. Like I have written many times.

I do not link Mike McCarthy to the sins of Jason Garrett. No one should.

I am looking at you Cowboys Twitter.

Today I am going to target players that have been linked to the Cowboys. Not by the media or Cowboys twitter but by pro-day visits, team interviews, and the draft pattern we have seen for the last three drafts during the McCarthy regime.

Dak Prescott and the QB position

I had a late-night discussion with some respected colleagues and friends of mine about number four. He is the guy who plays quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.

His mother named him Rayne Dakota Prescott. Cowboys Nation call him Dak. The Dak Hate Hive calls him overrated.

There is always two sides of the coin with Dak Prescott.

One side of the coin is the football side. That is only said that truly matters. The other side of the coin is about money. That is the side that is no one else’s business.

This money narrative keeps getting pushed by a self-loathing fan base who have not a clue what the term market value means.

What is market value?

Market value (also known as OMV, or “open market valuation”) is the price an asset would fetch in the marketplace, or the value that the investment community gives to a particular equity or business.

The quarterback is the asset. Supply and demand. You can decide to buy or not. You can bargain shop, too.

Indulge me. While I provide context.

In 2016, Dak Prescott’s entire four-year rookie contract paid him only $2.7 million, and most of that wasn’t even guaranteed. He was a 4th round draft pick. His salary is reflected where he was taken.

No one was advocating for Dak as he outperformed his draft selection. No one said he was under paid.

Prescott threw for 15,778, 97 TDs, 36 INTS, completing 65.8% of his passes his first four years in the league.

His draft peer, Carson Wentz’s initial rookie contract, was guaranteed for four years and $26.7 million, for an average of just under $6.7 million per season.

Deshaun Watson, taken a year later in the middle of the first round, picked up a four-year, $13.8 million deal, which puts him at $3.5 million per season.