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Mock Draft Roundup: Dallas Cowboys Focus On Offense In Rounds 2 And 3

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Mock Draft Roundup: Dallas Cowboys Focus On Offense In Rounds 2 And 3

(CTN News) – Whether you like it or not, Mazi Smith’s selection addressed the Cowboys’ run defense issues as well as ended the Cowboys’ 30-year drought of drafting a defensive tackle in the first round.

Was it the right move or should they have taken a different course of action? Time will tell.

Meanwhile, there is still work to be done by the team. Following the conclusion of Day 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft, the team will now focus on upgrading the roster on Day 2.

Therefore, we will examine who the draft analysts are projecting the Cowboys to select in the second and third rounds with the 58th and 90th overall picks.

On Day 2 of the 2023 NFL Draft, Dane anticipates the Cowboys will address a few needs on the offensive side of the ball after selecting defense in the first round.

In 2024, LaPorta will compete with Jake Ferguson for the TE1 position, while Kendre Miller would be a good complement to Tony Pollard as the RB2.

Like Dane Brugler, Ian Cummings also predicts the Cowboys will select a TE and a RB in the second- and third-rounds, although in reverse order.

Luke Schoonmaker is a similar player to Dalton Schultz and could be Tony Pollard’s immediate replacement in the entire 2023 draft class.

Steve Avila has been selected by the Cowboys as another upgrade to the trenches, but this time on the offensive side of the ball. In Dallas, he will likely be a plug-and-play left guard once Connor McGovern steps down as Connor McGovern’s replacement.

Hutchinson is a big, physical wide receiver who has been one of the most productive players in the nation over the past several years at Iowa State.

His presence would provide some much-needed size to the Cowboys’ receiving corps as well as offer another option for quarterback Dak Prescott during the passing game.
Isn’t this something?

Despite rumors that the Cowboys would select the tight end at No. 26 in the first round, they selected him an entire round later at No. 58. As a replacement for Dalton Schultz, Michael Mayer would be an immediate starter.

In addition to fitting the prototypical perimeters Dan Quinn prefers in his outside cornerbacks, Eli Ricks also provides some much-needed depth to a position where Trevon Diggs, Stephon Gilmore, Jourdan Lewis, and Chris Goodwin have all reached the end of their deals.

The Dallas Cowboys could also consider an OL/RB combo on Day 2. With the Cowboys, Cody Mauch might be asked to play left guard instead of left tackle. Kendre Miller has the upside to become a RB1 in the near future if paired with Tony Pollard, as we’ve said before.

Nathaniel Dell gives Dak Prescott another option in the passing game, and Byron Young gives Dan Quinn another pass rusher to get after the QB.

In light of the depth at WR and EDGE, both players are likely to be rotational/situational players early on.

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