3 Cowboys Draft Targets to Keep Dak Prescott Happy

Dak Prescott has proven himself to be an elite quarterback. To keep an elite quarterback happy, you need a solid offensive line that has his back, and playmakers.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) warms-up before the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) warms-up before the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins / Jim Rassol / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Every elite quarterback needs a great offensive line and playmakers to rely on. The Dallas Cowboys have playmakers at wide receiver in CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks. They also have an overlooked playmaker in KaVontae Turpin. However, urgent needs do exist on the offensive line and at running back.

The Cowboys have attempted to rebuild an elite offensive line reminiscent of the 1990's. And yes, every Super Bowl aspiring team needs this critical piece. Dallas also needs to create a two-back set that can wear down opponents with the run-game and open up the passing attack.

With limited draft picks, the Cowboys can accomplish this by making several smart moves.

1. Protect the Blind Side

Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton (60)
Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton (60) / SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY

To be a confident field general and to avoid injury, the blind side of a franchise quarterback has to be covered. The departure of Tyron Smith at left-tackle has made this position priority one for the Dallas Cowboys to address in the draft.

One of the brightest prospects at the left tackle position is Tyler Guyton. Guyton offers both physicality and athleticism at the position. The 6 feet 8- and 322-pound athlete has experience protecting the blind side during his time as an Oklahoma Sooner and would provide a great asset in pass protection.

Guyton is projected in most mock drafts to be a late first round pick.
The Dallas Cowboys have the 24th pick of the 2024 NFL draft. This offers a perfect opportunity to draft Guyton in the first round. He offers an investment in the future and addresses an immediate need in restructuring the offensive line.