3 Small-School Steals the Cowboys Can Draft in Late Rounds

The Cowboys could fill out their depth chart with some small-school gems
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The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2024 NFL Draft short on picks in the mid-rounds. They traded away their original selections in Rounds 4-6 which means they'll be doing a lot of waiting on Day 3.

Dallas did get a comp pick in Round 5 (No. 174) and Round 6 (216) meaning they'll have four picks on the final day of the draft. Ideally, they'll hit pressing needs such as offensive tackle and center with their first three picks and look to fill out depth at the end.

With that strategy in mind, here's a look at three potential small-school steals the Cowboys could add.

3. Jarius Monroe, CB, Tulane

The Cowboys elected not to re-sign Stephon Gilmore which is a disappointment. They did retain Jourdan Lewis, so they will be able to go three deep with him playing the slot while Trevon Diggs and DaRon Bland handle the outside. Their roster is strong but it would have been nice to see Gilmore and Diggs play a full season together. They could also be in trouble if they suffer another injury in 2024.

Dallas added Eric Scott in Round 6 last year but his ceiling is still unknown. That's why competition would be ideal and Jarius Monroe could provide that.

Listed at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, Monroe has the size to play on the outside in the NFL. He recorded six picks over the past two seasons for Tulane but needs to improve on his man coverage — he did excel in zone, however. Monroe was also excellent in run support and could be a special teams stud while he works his way up the depth chart.