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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Round 7: Demani Richardson, S, Texas A&M

With their final pick in this mock, the Cowboys add some more depth on the defensive side of the ball, this time focusing on the secondary. One thing Dan Quinn deserves a lot of credit for was making the safety position important again as he brought in several players to bolster that unit. He even helped Donovan Wilson break out into a star player as well.

Now heading into 2024, they could require more depth. Jayron Kearse, who has been a vocal leader for this defense, is set for free agency. They do still have Wilson, Malik Hooker, and Juanyeh Thomas — as well as Markquese Bell, who should revert to safety. But adding someone to replace Kearse's spot on the roster is a must.

That leads to the selection of Demani Richardson, a senior who stands 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds. Richardson saw the field a lot for the Aggies and had 304 tackles, 15 for a loss, and four interceptions in his career. He added 3.5 sacks which is always a plus when the safety can bring the heat on the blitz.

Richardson is better against the run than the pass, making him an ideal fit as a box safety — and while he's not going to be nearly as effective as Kearse has been, that's still an area where he excelled. And an area where they will be able to use some help from the newcomer.

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