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

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

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Round 7, Pick 233: Curtis Jacobs, LB, Penn State

With the first of two picks in Round 7, Dallas picks up Curtis Jacobs from Penn State. Standing 6-foot-1 and 241 pounds, Jacobs offers plenty of size. He's also decent in coverage and was slightly overlooked due to the talent around him.

Jacobs ended his time with the Nittany Lions with 171 tackles, 9.5 sacks, and two picks. In Dallas, he would be a special teams weapon early in his career but he showed enough athleticism during his testing to warrant a shot at developing into a member of the base defense.

Dallas was thin at this position in 2023 and the problem only grew worse when they lost DaMarvion Overshown and Leighton Vander Esch to injury. Jacobs won't make a major impact early in his career but he addresses a need.

Round 7, Pick 244: David White, Jr., WR, Western Carolina

A relatively unknown prospect, David White, Jr. turned heads when he stood out during the Shrine Bowl. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, White had 34 receptions for 519 yards and six touchdowns last season for the Catamounts.

Dallas recently released Michael Gallup and while that needed to happen, it does leave a hole in their receiving corps. Jalen Tolbert and KaVontae Turpin should get the first crack at WR3 reps but beyond CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks, nothing is guaranteed. That means White, who is considered a major sleeper, finds himself with a golden opportunity here.

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