ESPN’s Proposed Cowboys Trade Nets Extra Picks in Draft

In ESPN's latest mock draft, Jordan Reid has the Cowboys moving down the board in the first round to give them more picks.
Nov 5, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy
Nov 5, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys have had a relatively quiet offseason after consistently stating they were “all in” for 2024. The Cowboys saw multiple players at key positions leave in free agency and didn’t do much to fill those voids.

Therefore, Dallas will have to find multiple Day 1 contributors in the 2024 NFL Draft, which is easier said than done when your first-round pick is at No. 24. The Cowboys have seven draft picks to upgrade their roster.

With their first pick at No. 24 overall, most mock drafts have Dallas addressing their offensive line. However, ESPN’s Jordan Reid has the Cowboys trading their first-round pick to the Kansas City Chiefs for the No. 32 overall pick, along with two additional picks in his latest mock draft.

The Cowboys could use the extra draft capital in the later rounds as they need depth on the defensive line, linebacker room, and offensive line. 

With the possibility of Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, and Micah Parsons getting huge contract extensions shortly, the Cowboys will be depending on a ton of young players. 

Therefore, with the final pick in the first round (No. 32 overall), Reid has the Cowboys finding their Tyron Smith replacement in Arizona offensive tackle Jordan Morgan. 

The ESPN draft analyst writes that Morgan is a “dependable blocker who has the ability to play tackle or guard.” Reid also adds that the former Arizona Wildcat offensive lineman can be a Day 1 starter in the NFL.

If you are a Cowboys fan, you should be excited by this mock draft scenario as the Cowboys get a starting caliber offensive lineman and more picks to bolster both sides of the ball. For Dallas to win the NFC East for the second-straight season (insert odds), they’ll need to hit on the draft to cover up for what they didn’t get done in free agency.

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