Final Cowboys 7-Round Mock Before 2024 NFL Draft

Trading down might be the only way to fill out the Dallas Cowboys' roster.
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Later this week, the entire NFL will be heading to Detroit, Michigan for the 2024 NFL Draft. The Dallas Cowboys go into the week with a plethora of needs — thanks in large part to one of the stingiest free-agency periods in team history.

That's left them with a whole lot of work to do, and not nearly enough draft picks to get the job done. That's why they decided to trade back in Round 1. Moving down is never fun for fans, but this class has enough talent on the offensive line (their top need) to get a quality player while adding more draft capital.

Round 1, Pick 30: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

The Cowboys entered the draft with seven picks, but only three were in the top 100. Trades from previous seasons left them without a fourth-round pick and their fifth and sixth-round selections are comp picks — meaning they're at the end of each round.

That's why they jump at the chance to trade with the Baltimore Ravens, who give up pick No. 93 to move from No. 30 to No. 24.

Rd 1 trade

Once on the clock, the Cowboys decide to bring in Jordan Morgan from Arizona. The Wildcats left tackle nearly went into the draft in 2023 but returned after suffering a torn ACL. He was healthy this past season and proved to be one of the top pass-blockers in the nation.

His addition should solidify the spot for years to come. It might not be enough for fans to forgive Jerry and Stephen Jones for letting Tyron Smith walk in free agency, but they at least land a plug-and-play starter, while picking up an additional top-100 selection. Not a bad first night at all.