Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Finally Fixing the Ground Game

The Cowboys offense takes a step forward in this 7-round mock draft

Jonathon Brooks
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Round 6, Pick 216: Omar Brown, S, Nebraska

Over the past few seasons, the Cowboys finally started to take the safety position seriously. They added Malik Hooker and Jayron Kearse in free agency and extended Donovan Wilson ahead of the 2023 campaign. It's no coincidence that their pass defense was vastly improved after making these moves but heading into 2024, they'll need to replace one veteran.

Jayron Kearse, who had 250 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and four interceptions over the past three years hasn't been re-signed. His play dropped off in 2023, so it's not a surprise to see the Cowboys move on. They have some options to replace him in-house with Israel Mukuamu, Juanyeh Thomas, and even Markquese Bell — if they revert him to safety after he played linebacker last year.

Whatever they decide to do, they'll need to replenish their depth, leading to the selection of Omar Brown from Nebraska in Round 6.

Listed at 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, Brown spent three seasons at Northern Iowa before making the move to Nebraska. He had 51 tackles and a pick this past season and has experience at safety as well as cornerback. He's extremely confident and graded well against the run and the pass for the Cornhuskers. He could wind up being another late-round find at the position for Dallas.