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Dallas Cowboys mock draft 2024: Building a Super Bowl contender through 2024 NFL Draft

Dallas Cowboys mock draft 2024
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The Dallas Cowboys season is over, with the franchise once again falling short of the NFC Championship Game. Changes are looming in Dallas, potentially at head coach, but a Cowboys mock draft can also paint a picture of what to expect this offseason.

Dallas doesn’t have a ton of cap space to work with this offseason and with top players like CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons due for contract extensions, heavy spending in NFL free agency is unlikely. Instead, the 2024 NFL Draft offers the path to improve this roster.

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Before diving into our Cowboys mock draft, here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know.

Dallas Cowboys draft picks 2024

Here are the Dallas Cowboys draft picks in the 2024 NFL Draft.

  • 1st Round, 24th overall
  • 2nd Round, 56th overall
  • 3rd Round, 87th overall
  • 4th Round, 124th overall
  • 5th Round, 173rd overall
  • 6th Round, 217th overall
  • 7th Round, 245th overall

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Dallas Cowboys team needs 2024

Here are the Cowboys draft needs entering the 2024 NFL offseason.

  • OL
  • LB
  • EDGE
  • WR
  • S
  • RB

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2024 Dallas Cowboys mock draft:

1st Round, 24th overall: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia Bulldogs

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Tyron Smith was phenomenal in 2023, playing at an All-Pro level and suiting up for 13-plus games for the first time since 2019. However, Father Time will catch up to Smith and his injury history means Dallas can’t bet on him sticking around beyond the 2024 season. It makes offensive tackle a primary need.

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Amarius Mims could immediately step in as the Cowboys’ right tackle next season. Standing at 6-foot-7 and 340 pounds, Mims immediately offers the prototype for an offensive tackle. He was very good in pass protection this past season, per PFF, surrendering just 2 pressures and 0 sacks last season

Mims isn’t a finished product, but the Cowboys’ coaching staff has proven time and time again that it can turn prospects into All-Pro offensive linemen. Even if Mims doesn’t reach that ceiling, Dallas could turn him into a Pro Bowl tackle.

2nd Round, 56th overall: Jordan Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon Ducks

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The Dallas Cowboys have given center Tler Biadasz a lot of time. Selected with the 146th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Biadasz has started at least 16 games in the last three seasons. However, his fourth year in the NFL – 25 pressures, 3 sacks allowed and 63.4 PFF pass-blocking grade – is underwhelming.

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While spending consecutive top picks on offensive linemen in our Cowboys mock draft might not be popular, winning in the trenches is part of this team’s identity. The best versions of Dallas came when they had the best offensive line in the NFL. Adding Mims and Jordan Powers-Johnson accomplishes that.

This past season at Oregon, Powers-Johnson was the best center in college football. Across 497 pass-blocking snaps, he allowed just 1 pressure with a 99.9 Pass Blocking Efficiency. As a run blocker, Powers-Johnson excelled, leading all FBS centers in run-blocking grade (85.2). He’s a plug-and-play starter who could add to the Pro Bowl selections on the Cowboys’ offensive line in his prime.

3rd Round, 87th overall: Blake Corum, RB, Michigan Wolverines

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Tony Pollard has been a disappointment. In a contract year, Pollard ranked 37th in yards created per touch (3.16), 42nd in true yards per carry (3.9) and 25th in breakaway run rate (4.4% percent). He’s a quality pass-catching weapon, but Dallas needs a true ball-carrier to run between the tackles.

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Enter Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum. In his last three seasons, Corum racked up 3,660 rushing yards, averaging over 5.5 yards per carry with 51 touchdowns in 39 games. While he’s not a great weapon as a receiving threat – 16 receptions in 2023 – he can run through people at 213 pounds and his balance through contact helps him fight for extra yardage after taking his first contract.

The Cowboys’ offensive line won’t have any trouble creating running lanes with the additions of Mims and Powers-Johnson. Add Corum to the backfield and Dallas can maintain one of the most well-balanced offenses for three-plus years, returning to the style that helped the Cowboys have one of the most effective ground games in the league.

Cowboys 7-round mock draft

Here is our full seven-round Cowboys mock draft.

  • 1st Round, 24th overall: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia Bulldogs
  • 2nd Round, 56th overall: Jordan Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon Ducks
  • 3rd Round, 87th overall: Blake Corum, RB, Michigan Wolverines
  • 4th Round, 124th overall: Justin Rogers, iDL, Auburn Tigers
  • 5th Round, 173rd overall: Jason Marshall Jr, CB, Florida Gators
  • 6th Round, 217th overall: Jordan Magee, LB, Temple Owls
  • 7th Round, 245th overall: Zion Nelson, OT, Miami Hurricanes

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