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Dallas Cowboys 7-round Mock Draft: Post Free Agency Week 1 Edition

With the first week of in the books, I thought it would be a good time to do another seven-round . Things certainly changed around the NFL and it will surely have an impact on the upcoming in April.

For the Dallas Cowboys, they've had a pretty solid Week 1 of free agency. You of course may disagree after seeing , , and depart, but overall Dallas has filled several of the holes to their roster. Even if they don't make any more moves the rest can be addressed via the draft.

With that in mind, I decided to turn to Draft Network's mock draft simulator to see what I could do to help improve the roster.

Let's take a look…

Round 1, Pick 23 – Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

TRADE: Dallas Cowboys send 17 to New England Patriots for 23 and 100

Hello Randall Cobb replacement! With the board pretty much wiped out at 17, I decided to back and draft Jalen Reagor. He is someone you want to manufacture touches for due to his game breaking ability. He can be used out of the slot, as a gadget player, and as a return man as well. He should fit in perfectly with and .

Round 2, Pick 51 – A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson

The Dallas Cowboys lost Byron Jones, re-signed and CJ Goodwin, and signed Maurice Canaday in free agency last week. Add and to the mix, and it looks like a pretty solid group sans Jones. I think they still need to draft a CB, which is where A.J. Terrell comes in. He has good size/length and should compete to be a Day 1 starter as a rookie.

Round 3, Pick 82 – Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee

Like the loss of Byron Jones, Robert Quinn's departure via free agency leaves the Dallas Cowboys with a hole to fill. Randy Gregory is expected return, but it would be unwise to count on him being anything more than a bonus right now. With the Cowboys get not only an insurance plan, but someone who is as physically gifted as just about any rusher in the draft.

Round 3, Pick 100 – Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri

The addition of in the first week of free agency was a pretty big upgrade to the Dallas Cowboys , but they shouldn't stop there. They need more DT depth and would provide just that. He was moved up and down the defensive line during his time at Missouri and can do the same with the Cowboys. He would be a great rotational piece as a rookie.

Round 4, Pick 123 – Antonio Gibson, RB/WR, Memphis

is a bit of luxury pick here, but he was the highest rated player still on the board at this point in the draft. He is a versatile weapon on due to his ability to play or and can help on as a return man as well. The Dallas Cowboys could use depth in all of those areas. His value is his versatility.

Round 5, Pick 164 – Reggie Robinson II, CB, Tulsa

I decided to double dip at CB even though the Cowboys have five under contract right now, six if you want to count my first-round selection of A.J. Terrell. Reggie Robinson is a value pick at this point in the draft. His combination of size, length, and speed are worth developing. He would provide much-needed depth and be a core special-teams player as a rookie.

Round 5, Pick 179 – Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech

The Dallas Cowboys may have signed to an extension, but in no way should they feel comfortable about their TE depth. has yet to prove much of anything, which is why I selected here. He has Swiss Army Knife versatility and played in-line, in the slot, wingback, , and as a personal pass protector.

Round 7, Pick 231 – Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado

The Dallas Cowboys got the band back together by bringing back , , and , but that shouldn't exclude them from drafting another linebacker. Davion Taylor is one of the more athletically gifted LBs in this year's draft class, but he's extremely raw. He has traits worth developing, but in the meantime he will make his bones on special teams.

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Now i agree that the Cowboys may more than likley trade either back (or up depending on how the draft flows). The Cowboys have enough unproven second year DE to tryout. And Only three DT under contract as of right now. No WR at one because they got to make a decision on Gallup after next year. I see them trading down and selecting a safety and only trading up if theres a run on QBs and a DT fall( my wish would be Derrick Brown)

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They have plenty of depth behind Cooper and Gallup!! And they only have Clinton Dix for 1 year, plus Xavier Woods for 1 year!! And that’s the only 2 safeties they have on the roster with experience, and only 1 more for depth!! Safety is the biggest need for the cowboys right now!! Unless they add more free agent safeties, safety should be the number 1 priority in the draft!!


Pretty nice draft. I think with the free agency moves made so far the cowboys have set themselves up to draft best player available instead of need. Which is always a nice. Really like the Antonio Gibson pick. If he could be a Tony pollard 2.0 that would prove very benificial. It still boggles my mind and makes me angry why they didn’t use pollard more out of the slot or something to get him in space. He constantly makes ppl miss and look bad on his stop and starts breaking ppls ankles. Him and Gibson could both be slot wr and rb when needed like they were at Memphis.
I don’t have much faith in trystan hill so if kinlaw is still there at 17 (doubtful) I’d take him but Henderson or chaisson would be my second choice rather than receiver since this draft is loaded with them.
If we trade back first rd and still have a shot at delpit or mckinney that wouldn’t be a bad move either even since grabbing clinton-dix. I still don’t know why they didn’t grab him last year.


Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I don’t know who was on the board at each of the picks, but disagree with most of them. Unless there are significant additions at major positions of need on the defensive side of the ball, the Cowboys won’t have the freedom to draft at a position of strength (WR) , while there are so many positions of need on the roster.


I believe it’s a bit of a stretch to say it is a position of need. But you’re right, it’s exactly one of strength either. Looking at the roster, and other than Coop and Gallup, it is a lot of really good 4 and 5 receivers with no one stepping up to be a #3 consistently yet. I think Wilson can be that guy if he can stay healthy, possibly even Devin Smith or Jon’Vea. I’d rather use the first round pick on defense, especially since there is most likely going to be a scheme change and with how deep this WR class is. Maybe Baun or one of the CBs. I also really like Bowden out UK who could be there in the 5th.


I don’t like the idea of taking a gadget player in the first round. Why not just re-sign Tavon?

David Mitchell

Reagor and Ruggs remind me of Hill from KC


Overall, I love this draft. However, I really can’t say I’m a fan of 123. I agree he’s talented. Drafting a guy that walks into the building as a potential roster cut in the 4th round just doesn’t sit right. I’d rather see us take a developmental qb/S/LB at that spot that brings special teams value. Reagor already provides return value as well.


I love the trade back…. but if so I would like to steal Epenesa. I think with another difference maker up front we could do a lot of damage, we would benefit from his bad showing at the combine.
Either way I like what you put together and would walk away happy with this draft.

jeffrey hall

I dont understand why every mock doesn’t have us taking a TE till late. get one early and stop messing around with these mediocre late round picks. Cmet in the second makes a lot of sense.


I like these pics, love reager at WR with the trade back, he will be a terrible headache for opposing defenses., all one has to do is look at his highlites .. especially with some of the offensive fire power the cowboyz have..good haul otherwise!!!

B. Bailet

We would be smart to draft A. Thomas of UGA to be an OT, our OT’s on the team is getting old & it is showing with age. Smith don’t have to many years left.


Reading this mock was a complete waste. Brian you lost me at the very first pick. The thought of you seeing Randal Cobb as urgent of a player to replace in the first round baffles me. Are you not aware of our woes in the secondary? Or even on the defensive side of the ball? You watching our offense last year told you that WR was an immediate need as early as our first pick? I don’t think you can honestly answer that question by saying yes. You have us taking a CB that YOU believe will be available in the second. If a DB like Delpit or Henderson is gone why not in the first why not trade back into the second (collecting 2nd & 3rd in the process) versus picking a WR for the sake of it??


You also failed to mention that we have a whopping 10 WRs under contract. So again I ask why is WR urgent enough for us to use a First Round pick?? Especially since the breaking news of Travis retiring.


Just cant see the Cowboys passing up on a OL at some point 2/4… DB and Wr seems obvious and at some point too many DLineman is a waste. TEnds is not a must as the young ones will finally get a true shot. Once again I would bet we taken OLineman with the 3rd or 4th pick


Did a mock on TDN early today and came up with this:
Tua QB
Reagor WR
Troy Pride CB
T Moss TE
Benito Jones DT
G Stone S
L Hill CB

Tua was there for Cowboys at 17. Would you take him, Brian?


Looks like a round 1 center is where we NEED to go now ‍♂️


We need to draft a QB. Dak won’t be here in 2 years


I like this draft. Especially Reager, Elliot and Taylor! Good job!


Especially that 5 of 7 picks address the DEF.


The two picks for offense are perfect as they will create mismatches too!


Maan your selections are Garbage!


Maybe the Deepest WR class ever and we overdraft a guy in the 1st???? It just gets worse after that.


Fist round slot WR is great I think Justin Jefferson / or Judy if they are there. But AJ Terrell and Antonio Gibson addition would be huge.

Terrell is a stud as well as Gibson. Gibson and his farmer teammate Tony pollard give us more flexibility in the slot WR/ RB /KR and PR positions.
This make them immediately impact players


Do yourself a favor and look up Green Bay’s 1st round picks under Mike McCarthy. Zero offensive skill position players. 75% defense, the only offensive players selected were lineman. 2 safety’s in round 1 back to back. If he has any say in the draft, I doubt we are selecting a wide receiver in round 1.

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draft is ok – lots of depth that might develop. But that 1st pick is a big no. Should be many defensive backs right there for the taking. I like Terrell in the 2nd also but a CB/DT combination seems to fall nicely after the trade fallout in the 1st. I predict many. If we can trade back and get more top 100 picks, it would be ideal. Reagor would not be at the top of the list for 1st round WR though.

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