3 Playmakers the Cowboys Should Draft for Dak Prescott

The 2024 NFL season is a big one for the Dallas Cowboys. To finally end their Super Bowl drought, they must target these three playmakers in this month's draft.
Texas WR Adonai Mitchell is one of three playmakers the Cowboys should draft to pair alongside Dak Prescott.
Texas WR Adonai Mitchell is one of three playmakers the Cowboys should draft to pair alongside Dak Prescott. / John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Cowboys' offseason has involved a lot of hand-sitting so far.

America's Team didn't make a dent in the free-agent market outside of signing linebacker Eric Kendricks. The Cowboys did manage to re-sign Chuma Edoga and Rico Dowdle while even releasing Michael Gallup, however, those moves were hardly enough to convince that the Super Bowl drought is ending next season.

Fortunately, the 2024 NFL Draft is less than a month away, allowing the Cowboys the perfect opportunity to flesh out their roster. Although Dallas has several holes to fill, Jerry Jones & Co. will likely prioritize finding more weapons for Dak Prescott considering that the offense lacks credible playmakers outside of CeeDee Lamb, Brandin Cooks, and Jake Ferguson.

With that in mind, here are three playmakers the Cowboys can target for Prescott later this month.

1. WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas

With Gallup departing the Lone Star State this offseason, the Cowboys need a No. 2 wide receiver to play opposite Lamb. If they want to address that need early on, Texas' Adonai Mitchell is a terrific option.

After a pair of 'okay' seasons at Georgia, Mitchell made the move to Texas in 2023 and it paid off in spades. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound receiver set career highs across the board in his lone year with the Longhorns, amassing 845 receiving yards and a Big 12-leading 11 touchdowns on only 55 catches. Not only was he named second-team All-Big 12 for his work, but he was also named the conference's Offensive Newcomer of the Year.

Mitchell's speed is one of the biggest things that stands out about him after running a 4.34-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Draft Combine. He knows how to change directions at the flick of a switch and made a name for himself by making tough sideline catches. There's room to improve his route-running, but that's something that can easily be addressed at the NFL level.

The fact that Mitchell was born in Missouri City, TX, and played for the Longhorns is only another reason for Cowboys fans to fall more in love with him. He's a promising player and pairing him with a 4,000-yard arm like Prescott could produce special results in 2024 and beyond.