6 Cowboys on Thin ice Following the NFL Draft

Which returning Cowboys might struggle to make the team following the 2024 NFL Draft?
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The Dallas Cowboys had a good weekend. They turned the 24th overall pick into two starters as they dropped down to No. 29 in a trade with the Detroit Lions and took Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton. He should take over as the left tackle to replace Tyron Smith.

In that trade, they received the 73rd overall pick from Detroit, which was used on Cooper Beebe. The big offensive lineman played guard for Kansas State but will likely move to center for Dallas as they replace Tyler Biadasz.

They then took defensive end Marshawn Kneeland in Round 2 and linebacker Marist Liafau in the third to close out the second night. They continued to add depth from there which has these six veterans on thin ice.

6. Josh Ball, OL

With Cooper Beebe potentially taking over at center, the Cowboys solved one need. They also added some extra depth on the line with the addition of Nathan Thomas in the seventh round. The Louisiana product is a healthy 6-foot-5 and 334 pounds. He played left tackle his whole career and was balanced in both the pass and run game.

He's also a threat to Josh Ball. The former fourth-round pick has struggled to find his role with the team but stuck around as a guard after failing at tackle. He still had some versatility which helped him but Thomas joining the team means they can allow Asim Richards to play guard. That's not great news for Ball, who was already on his last chance entering 2024.