Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Flashing Blue Lights

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The process has been long. The wait, even longer. Now we’re on the home stretch as the Dallas Cowboys prepare for the 2023 NFL Draft.

Last month it was clear the Cowboys were in dire need of adding a pass catcher and a cornerback. Thanks to a couple of clever trades that added veterans WR Brandin Cooks and CB Stephon Gilmore the Dallas Cowboys can now shift their focus elsewhere.

One question that still remains, however, is the concern along the offensive line.

The Dallas Cowboys address flashing blue lights in this 7-round mock draft

If the Dallas Cowboys began the season today they could step on the field with a very competitive roster. Perhaps a roster that’s better than the one they finished the 2022 season with. That is, until Tyron Smith inevitably goes down and predictably misses significant time as he has over the past several years.

Despite encouraging reassurance, there are still unanswered questions about Right Tackle Terence Steele. Who plays on that side? Steele or Tyron? Is Tyler Smith now the full time Left Tackle? Who plays Left Guard in that case? It’s also worth asking if the Cowboys are happy with the depth they have in Tackles Matt Waletzko and Josh Ball along with Guards Matt Farniok and newcomer Chuma Edoga.

What’s next on the list of Dallas Cowboy needs?

Dallas could actually use depth and look toward the future at several spots. The organization has been very careful with their words. Rather than talking about a receiver or tight end they’ll simply describe their desire as finding a “pass catcher.”

The team is happy with the duo of Jake Ferguson and Payton Hendershot at Tight End, but keep a couple of things in mind. One being that Hendershot only has two years left on his rookie contract. the other is that a pass catching Tight End also helps ease the pain of any departing Wide Receivers in the future.

Defensive Tackle, Linebacker, Cornerback are spots to think about for the future and it seems we are forgetting a spot.

Oh, Running Back. Yes, the team will need to add a Running Back in the draft. The big dividing question being, where?

Let’s get started!