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Cowboys Awarded 4 Compensatory Picks in 2021 NFL Draft

The need all the help they can get this to recover from last year and return to competitive status in 2021. One avenue for that help will be through the , and today Dallas officially received four additional selections through compensatory draft picks.

The Cowboys already had their original selection for the Rounds 1-4 and Round 7. They also have a 6th-round pick from the after trading to them last October.

Their original 2021 5th-round pick was used to up last year with the Eagles and select . Their 6th-round pick belongs to New England as part of the 2019 trade for .

I doubt anyone will be thinking of those picks now.

Thanks to losing like , , and in 2020 and not commensurate replacements, the Cowboys were awarded a compensatory pick in each of Rounds 3-6 of the .

This gives Dallas 10 total draft picks right now for 2021. They will have multiple selections in the 3rd, 4th, and 6th rounds barring any trades.

This gives Dallas some incredible ammunition for April. Unlike in the past, are tradeable and could allow the Cowboys to be aggressive in pursuing specific players they like.

If nothing else, more picks equal more dice rolls in the NFL's ultimate crapshoot. Just look at 2016; Dallas' original 4th-round pick was used on DE and he only lasted two seasons.

A 4th-round compensatory pick that year was used to select QB . You may have heard some news about him recently.

Between Dak's contract news the last few days and now these compensatory picks, excitement for the Cowboys' is reaching a fever pitch. Hopefully Dallas does it's best with these assets and reestablishes as a contender in the .

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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