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Cowboys Draft: Why I’m Betting The Cowboys Take a CB in 1st Round

If you open a right now, chances are you'll read about the taking a in the with the 17th pick of the . With prospects like LSU's or Alabama's , it just makes a ton of sense. The Cowboys have had an important need at the position for a long time and it's time for an upgrade over , who's bound to hit this .

However, it's hard to be certain about the Cowboys drafting a safety in the first round in Las Vegas next April. America's Team hasn't addressed safety in the first round since they took in 2002. Since then, they haven't drafted one in the , either.

Of course, how a completely new staff values the position comes into question. Not only that but how much input will the coaches have on the scouts' decisions in this regime? It's hard to know what to expect.

But if we're going to talk about how there will be great safety options at #17, we can't stop talking about the cornerbacks that will be on the board as well. It's just foolish to suggest the Cowboys have any shot at 's Jeffrey Okudah, but what about the other top prospects?

C.J. Henderson (Florida), Kriston Fulton (LSU), (Alabama) and (TCU) could all be options as soon as the first round. There's also a realistic shot the Cowboys can have their pick at any of these players when they're on the clock.

Right now, ' future is very uncertain. It all points toward him getting a shot to taste free agency and if he does, what are the chances he stays in Dallas? He's been one of the league's top cornerbacks in the past couple of seasons and he has a chance to become the highest-paid CB in the league.

If the proposed is approved and the Cowboys can't use two tags in 2020, it is even more probable that Jones will play elsewhere next season. If they can't keep Byron around, how is not the team's top need? has been inconsistent and despite being a promising young player, we haven't seen enough from to be confident about him starting in the outside.

Not to mention, they'll both be in 2021 and will also be testing the market in March.

As you can see, even if the Cowboys pay Byron, cornerback would still be a need. And there will be top prospects available in 2020. I'm betting on them drafting a cornerback when they're on the clock in April.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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