The 2023 NFL Draft is upon us. The plot begins to thicken for the Dallas Cowboys. There is excitement among the fans but with that excitement comes questions. The front office has done a better job this year than in the past of addressing their needs with quality free agents who can still make an impact on a team.
The team’s biggest acquisition arguably was the trade for Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks. With that move, the draft door is now wide open. The perspiration should be at a minimum and fingernail biting should pause. The team doesn’t have to wait for Jaxson Smith-Njiba or Jordan Addison to fall to fill a need at pick 26. Additionally, the team plugged holes in the defensive boat with the addition of Stephon Gilmore and the resigning of Jonathan Hankins.
In this 2023 Complete Mock Draft, the Dallas Cowboys make major upgrades
Now, the Dallas Cowboys are free to draft the best player available at their selection. Could they look for the talented running back from Austin, TX? Or will they add to their tight end room? While they added Gilmore, he is only with Dallas for a season so adding another cornerback could help the team as well. We all know Dallas loves the big fellas up front so adding to that position group is not a far-fetched idea.
In either case, Dallas finds themselves in unusual territory. They are picking from a position of strength. It is going to be interesting to see how the Cowboys’ draft board shakes out. We won’t necessarily know that but one thing we will know is that they’ll find some good value at their pick.
In this mockup, the thought process was attacking the positions that had the least amount of depth and work from there. Maybe the Dallas Cowboys try a different approach, but time will tell.