Jerry Jones Redeems Himself With Perfect First-Round Draft Moves

The Dallas Cowboys finally made a move their fans will approve of this offseason.

Cowboys fans had to wait for longer than they initially thought when the 2024 NFL Draft started but they finally have their first-round selection.

Heading into the draft, the Dallas Cowboys had the 24th overall pick in the draft. However, before it was their turn, they moved that pick to the Detroit Lions in exchange for the No. 29 pick and an additional third-round pick. The Lions used that pick on the Alabama cornerback Terrion Arnold.

Dallas fans had to wait a few more picks to find out what Jerry Jones & Co. had in store for them, but the trade already felt like a surprising win.

Cowboys News: Dallas Selects OT Tyler Guyton of Oklahoma

And perhaps for the first time this offseason, the Cowboys front office made a move that should get fans excited. Dallas finally addressed their needs on the offensive line and selected one of the highest-upside offensive tackles in the draft. They found a replacement for their long-term star at left tackle Tyron Smith by drafting Tyler Guyton out of Oklahoma.

This has to be considered a win for Jones and the Cowboys because Guyton was seen as a first-round prospect and no one would have batted an eye if they drafted him at No. 24. Instead, they landed an additional third-round pick while still getting their Tyron Smith replacement.

Guyton needs to develop in the NFL. As athletically and physically gifted as he is, he is still a raw prospect. He is considered a work in progress due to his limited playing experience at the collegiate level.

But he's going to be learning the pro game while playing alongside a Hall-of-Famer in Zach Martin. And at 6'8 and 322 lbs with impressive mobility, he became a scout favorite in the NFL Combine for a reason.

If he can carry that momentum into the NFL, Guyton will be a force to be reckoned within a few years.

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