For the last two seasons, the Dallas Cowboys have been knocking on the door of a deep playoff run but just can’t seem to pry it all the way open. According to their front office, they feel they have the head coach (at least for now), the franchise quarterback (for now), and the defensive unit to kick the door in like they’re the police.
However, with a quarterback accounting for almost 20% of the cap going into the 2023-2024 season, the Dallas Cowboys need to continue building their roster through bargain free agents signings/trade opportunities and most importantly the NFL draft. While this offseason has been somewhat different, historically, they’ve built their roster through hitting on their draft picks.
The depth of certain positions in the NFL Draft has set the Dallas Cowboys up for success, but will the team take advantage of this opportunity.
Give the Dallas Cowboys front office credit, they’ve hit on players in the later rounds of the draft. Players like Daron Bland, Anthony Brown, Dorance Armstrong and Donovan Wilson have all been gems found in the later rounds and have been either impactful starters or important pieces of the roster. While that’s great and all, lightning has to strike twice or three times or four times.
So much attention is given to the first and second round graded players and deservingly so. But the true key to winning the draft is identifying those players that don’t get the attention or fanfare before they bust on the scene. We will talk about five players who are somewhat under the radar that may help fill out the Dallas Cowboys roster.