The Dallas Cowboys are set to field one of the strongest rosters in the NFC. Could this be the year they breakthrough and make a Super Bowl? Dallas’ roster is one of the tops in the conference and they have valuable draft capital to put the finishes touches on the roster.
They brought in Brandin Cooks and Stephon Gilmore in free agency, two stud veteran players. They also were able to bring back many of their most important free agents, so their offensive and defensive cores are still there.
Perhaps the biggest change and one that might take some getting used to is not seeing Ezekiel Elliott in that Cowboys’ uniform. Tony Pollard is the better running back and should be the bellcow in 2023.
Their running game should take off even more and their passing game should remain solid with the addition of Cooks.
How should Dallas attack the 2023 NFL Draft?
Dallas Cowboys’ Mock Draft: Making a Super Bowl run?
26th overall pick: Traded pick 26 to NOR for pick 29 and 2024 DEN 2nd
So, the Dallas Cowboys are going to move down three spots with their first round pick, but they do get a second round pick out of it in 2024, which originally belonged to the Denver Broncos.
The Saints own that pick because of the Sean Payton trade.
29th overall pick: Traded pick 29 to DEN for WR. C Sutton, TE A. Okwuegbunam, and pick 67
So, the PFN Mock Draft Simulation proposed this wild trade. Denver moves all the way up to the first round, but they give up Courtland Sutton, Albert Okwuegbunam, and their third round pick to do so.
The Cowboys could use a wide receiver like Sutton and they do need a boost at tight end.
Adding Sutton to a core that already features CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and Brandin Cooks would be quite lethal for opposing defenses to deal with.
58th overall pick: Cody Mauch, OT, North Dakota State
The Cowboys draft Cody Mauch from North Dakota State with their first player draft pick in 2023. Mauch will fill a hole at left guard with capabilities to kick outside and play tackle.
67th overall pick: Siaki Ika, DT, Baylor
Dallas should continue to boost their defensive front, which is set to be one of the tops in the NFL this year. Siaki Ika could help that trend continue.
90th overall pick: Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon
The Cowboys could also use another body at inside linebacker, so I plucked Noah Sewell with the 90th overall pick.
129th overall pick: Chase Brown, RB, Illinois
176th overall pick: Riley Moss, CB, Iowa
212th overall pick: Juice Scruggs, OC, Penn State
244th overall pick: Tiawan Mullen, CB, Indiana
How about this haul from the Cowboys in 2023? They fill their most urgent needs and get better at positions of strength. I have a hard time seeing how this isn’t a stellar 2023 NFL Draft.