Cowboys Continue to Disappoint Fans With Lackluster 2nd-Round Pick

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The Dallas Cowboys' 2024 offseason has been a complete disappointment to fans, and that's unfortunately continued into the draft.

While the team had a solid first day by picking up offensive tackle Tyler Guyton, the team's second-round choice has most baffled.

Dallas selected Western Michigan EDGE Marshawn Kneeland with the No. 56 overall pick on Friday. He spent four seasons with the Broncos, recording 12.5 sacks and 28.5 tackles for loss during his collegiate career.

Kneeland is undoubtedly talented, even if still a bit raw as a former tight end who switched to defense, But his selection hasn't been well received by fans, and for good reason.

EDGE was one of the lower priorities for this squad heading into the draft, with the offensive line, running back, linebacker and defensive tackle sticking out as major needs. While the O-line was addressed on Day 1, the Cowboys are still desperate for help on the inside with starting center Tyler Biadasz's departure throwing this unit for a loop.

Meanwhile, there is no legit starting running back on this roster right now, and defensive tackle/linebacker depth is clearly needed to complement the edge rushing talent around them.

Perhaps this is Dallas planning for the future with Demarcus Lawrence heading into the final year of his contract. But using premium capital on an eventual replacement instead of addressing a current position of need to help the team win games now has left Cowboy Nation rightfully frustrated.

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