The Dallas Cowboys surprised everyone this year by dipping into free agency to address their needs. In recent history, the team felt good about running it back from the year before by adding low cost, bargain bin, free agents, and draftees.
This season, however, they felt it was time to address holes by going after some higher-valued free agents, even if they didn’t dip fully, they were able to address holes better than the past few years.
One spot that still seems very much in the air is along the offensive line, specifically left guard. With the loss of Carlos Watkins, they could also look at defensive tackle as well, although traditionally they do not look at that position early. However, they should be able to use BPA (Best Player Available) with regard to need and value for most of the draft.
The Dallas Cowboys finally used free agency before the draft, and this allows them to aim for the best player available, we roll through a mock draft using just that method.
Before we get into the players, I used multiple sites to run drafts with boards built by myself and through general consensus. I used PFF, PFN, TDN (I used their beta), Fanspeak, and MockDraftDatabase to run the simulations. The names you see were the players most available and most picked in those spots, for this mock I will list the second most picked at the end of each page. I did not use trades as they could happen, but for now, we will use what we know. Now, let’s get into the mock.