3 Players the Cowboys Must Target With the No. 24 Pick

The 2024 NFL Draft is just over two months away and the Dallas Cowboys hold the No. 24 pick. Here's a look at three players they must target with their first-round selection.

Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton is one of three players that the Cowboys must target with the No. 24 overall pick in April.
Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton is one of three players that the Cowboys must target with the No. 24 overall pick in April. / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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The 2023 NFL season didn't go as the Dallas Cowboys had planned, but we can't dwell on the past forever. The offseason is in full swing and the Cowboys have a busy next few months on the horizon, including the 2024 NFL Draft in April.

As it stands, Dallas heads into this year's draft with seven selections in its possession, including the 24th overall pick. America's Team isn't unfamiliar when it comes to drafting in the mid-20s, having selected Tyler Smith at No. 24 in 2022 before taking Mazi Smith 26th overall last year.

Nevertheless, the Cowboys have a handful of pressing needs this offseason and can't afford to miss on their first-round selection. With that in mind, here are three players they should target at No. 24.

1. OT Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma

The Cowboys have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, but the group is in danger of taking a hit. Starting left tackle Tyron Smith is a pending free agent and even if he's re-signed, he's 33 years old and likely doesn't have too many seasons left in him. In other words, it's time that the franchise must think about drafting his potential replacement.

Enter Tyler Guyton.

Guyton is a mammoth of a prospect, listed at 6-foot-7 and weighing 328 pounds on Oklahoma's website. He's as explosive as they come and knows how to protect his quarterback, proven by his allowing just nine hurries with three QB hits across 355 pass-block downs throughout the 2023 college football season.

Guyton has also proven that he can play on both sides of the line, which is the type of versatility the Cowboys could use with offensive linemen Tyler Biadasz and Chuma Edoga both becoming free agents, too.

And even if Dallas manages to re-sign every key piece of its O-line, having a promising depth piece like Guyton, who could spend a year or two developing into a starter, wouldn't hurt.