3 Future Starters the Cowboys Could Draft on Day 3

3 potential late-round gems for the Cowboys
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2. Nick Gargiulo, C, South Carolina

Dallas has always placed a high value on position flexibility and Nick Gargiulo offers that. He began his career at Yale and played left tackle and center. He then transferred to South Carolina where he played guard and center. More importantly, the Ivy Leaguer proved he could hold his own against the best in the nation in the SEC.

Gargiulo wasn’t an elite blocker for the Gamecocks but he proved to be highly intelligent and very consistent. He was charged with surrendering 24 quarterback pressures in 2023 but gave up only two sacks. That was after dominating at Yale and giving up none in 2022 and 2021.

Once at the NFL Combine, Gargiulo was able to impress with his fluid movement and athleticism. He’s still seen as a late-round pick despite the good showing but that could play right into the hands of the Cowboys.

With Tyler Biadasz leaving in free agency, Dallas needs a new starting center. They also need a new left tackle, linebacker, running back, and third wide receiver. Their abundance of needs could lead to them skipping on a center earlier, making Gargiulo an attractive option on Day 3. They might still need a veteran who can start the season but there’s no reason to think Gargiulo couldn’t develop into a long-term starter with the right coaching.