Day three draft picks. Some you may call sleepers. The guys you’re hoping develop into contributing players someday, but for the time being, you really don’t know what you’re going to get. So, in 2016 when the Dallas Cowboys failed to move back into the first round in an attempt to grab a Quarterback, they fell into even greater value and even better luck when they drafted Dak Prescott in the fourth round out of Mississippi State.
You don’t have to look too far to find other examples. Even as recent as 2022, the Dallas Cowboys landed their team leader in interceptions with Daron Bland being a fifth round pick out of Oklahoma State.
That’s the fun of the NFL Draft. You’ll always have players who are picked on the first two days who either take the league over or never meet expectations. On day three, you’re getting nothing but good surprises because the expectations are significantly lower for a 4th-7th round player to be a hit.
The Dallas Cowboys have a knack for finding sleepers late in the draft so here are five in 2023 all fans should know
However, when you do hit on day three, your franchise absolutely cannot find better value.
The Dallas Cowboys clearly need help along the offensive line. They’ll need a Running Back, a Defensive Tackle, a Linebacker and perhaps a Cornerback and Wide Receiver to mold for the future.
When the Dallas Cowboys pick at 26 and 58 they should draft the baddest dude possible to help elevate their football team. That could mean taking a position they don’t necessarily need. When day three roles around the team can start drafting players based on traits, upside, filling needs and other variables that could land players who may be largely unknown prior to their selection.
Here we will take a look at five sleeper prospects the Dallas Cowboys could be interested in on day three.