Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Offensive Overhaul Gives Dallas Super Bowl-Ready Roster

After falling short in the postseason, the Cowboys get back to work with this 7-round mock draft
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Another season ended in disappointment for the Dallas Cowboys. They were able to fight their way to the No. 2 seed which afforded them a home playoff game. Since they were undefeated at home during the regular season, there was a strong belief they could handle their business against Green Bay. Clearly, that proved to be too much to ask as they were embarrassed on a national stage. Again.

Now heading into the 2024 offseason, they’re again going to try and figure out how to take the next step. They'll also be implementing a new defensive scheme with Mike Zimmer replacing Dan Quinn. With the coaching moves behind them, let’s take a look ahead to the draft with this post-Super Bowl mock.

Round 1: Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon

Tyler Biadasz has been the starting center for the past four seasons and while he’s been serviceable, he hasn’t been great. Entering free agency, Dallas could look to bring him back — or they could look for an upgrade. Considering the struggles they had with pass rushers up the middle — as well as trying to run the ball — it makes sense to go for the upgrade.

In this mock, they land that with Jackson Powers-Johnson from Oregon. Listed at 6-3 and 320 pounds, he’s similar in size to Biadasz but has more flexibility. Before 2023, Powers-Johnson was a reserve who played every position outside of left tackle — he even played defensive tackle at one point when the position was thin. Once he settled as the starting center, he proved to be a dominant force.

Known for his strength and balance, Powers-Johnson is also able to move well in space. When he gets to the second level, he’s an absolute mauler. Adding him might not be the splashy pick, but he will be a long-time starter in the NFL and can help improve the overall efficiency of the Cowboys offense.