Dallas Cowboys pick Eric Scott, Jr. – 6th Round, Pick 178
The Dallas Cowboys moved up in the sixth round by trading with the Kansas City Chiefs for the 178th pick. They turned that pick into Eric Scott, Jr. Dallas will be sending the 2024 fifth round pick to them in exchange for those rights.
Dallas happily takes the heady cornerback from Southern Mississippi University with a couple of interceptions turned touchdown on his resume.
Scott is 6’0″ 197lb which is good size and length for the position. He didn’t set the world on fire with his statistics during his final collegiate season. He made 20 tackles with 2 interceptions.
For this prospect, I would expect a practice squad landing for him. It’s possible the Dallas Cowboys could pull another Anthony Brown out of the sixth round. It has happened before so it could possible lightning could strike twice.
Christopher “Deuce” Vaughn, II – 6th round, Pick 212
This was the feel-good story of Day 3 for the Dallas Cowboys. Cowboys Scout, Chris Vaughn, was able to have an emotional moment with his son who now shares a place of employment with him.
Deuce Vaughn is certainly more than a feel-good story. He is small in stature (5’5″ 179lbs) but he is very explosive. If you ask most of the Big 12 defenders over the last three seasons, I bet they would agree with that.
With more than 5000 total yards and 43 touchdowns, this prospect made sure everyone knew his name.
I’ll be the first to say that Kavontae Turpin needs to have a really good offseason and training camp. I don’t foresee Vaughn having an immediate impact in the offense, but I could be completely wrong.
What I do envision is a special teams role where he will make an impact. He’s going to push Turpin for those kick-return and punt-return duties.
His burst, speed and agility make him tailor made to play in the open field. I would love to see Coach McCarthy play him in the slot at moments. I believe he could make an immediate impact in that area as well with his natural ability to catch the ball.
The Dallas Cowboys got themselves a playmaker now it’s just a matter of putting him in the right situation to succeed.
Jalen Brooks, Round 7, Pick 244
The Dallas Cowboys ended Day 3 with a wide receiver. Jalen Brooks from South Carolina is a 6’1 201lb X-type receiver who bounced around on the collegiate level before landing at his final destination.
Many things can change once the pads get on and football commences. However, I wouldn’t buy a ton of stock in seeing Jalen Brooks line up on offense.
I can’t completely rule it out because of what we all witnessed last year. Dennis Houstan was an undrafted free agent who found himself on the field initially before the stage became too big for him.
Dallas will typically carry five to six wide receivers on the roster. If you include CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, Brandin Cooks, Jalen Tolbert, Simi Fehoko and Kavontae Turpin, there’s not much room left for outsiders.
Jalen Brooks’ best chance will be to push the last three names on that list. He’ll need to show that he can play on any type of special teams that Jim Fassel needs. If he can do that, there’s a shot.
Outside of those slim chances, he is probably heading toward the practice squad. Again, a lot of time before any of that will happen.
The Dallas Cowboys continue to improve their overall team strength in this draft which should allow them to be competitive across the NFL.
Solid overall draft for the Dallas Cowboys. Now it’s time to play some football.