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Dallas Cowboys NFL Draft Breakdown: Picks, Needs, and Predictions

2021 NFL Draft breakdown… From to when the big event kicks off. Everything you need to know about  all in one place. Dallas currently holds the 10th overall pick in the first-round and has a total of 10 overall selections at their disposal to hopefully upgrade the roster. Anything else you want to know you can find below.

Dallas Cowboys “War Room” Team

2021 NFL Draft Details

  • Round 1: April 29, 8 PM ET (ESPN, ABC, )
  • Round 2-3: April 30, 7 PM ET (ESPN, ABC, NFL Network)
  • Round 4-7: May 1, Noon ET (ESPN, ABC, NFL Network)

Cowboys' Team Needs

Cowboys' 2021 Draft Picks & Predictions

1 10 , CB, South Carolina
2 44 Payton Turner, , Houston
3 75 Tommy Togiai, DT,
3 99 Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State
4 115 D'Ante Smith, OT, East Carolina
4 138 Ar'Darius Washington, S, TCU
5 179 Dazz Newsome, WR, Norrth Carolina
6 192 JaCoby Stevens, S/LB, LSU
6 227 Kene Nwangwu, RB, Iowa State
7 238 William Sherman, OG/C, Colorado

Day 1 breakdown: 

Depending on how the first nine picks play out, I think there's a good chance Jaycee Horn is the top player on the board when the Dallas Cowboys are on the clock with the 10th overall pick. You can call it a gut feeling if you want, but I also think he could be Dan Quinn's preferred CB1. , Kyle Pitts, , and are all options as well, but there's a good chance most, if not all, of them don't slide to the Cowboys. That leaves Horn to be the plug-and-play CB opposite for the foreseeable future if they don't trade down.

Day 2 breakdown:

In the second and on the Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft I get the feeling the Dallas Cowboys will be targeting defensive ends and tackles as well as linebackers. There's no way of knowing which direction they will go with each pick, but they've had coaches and scouts in attendance at Houston's and Ohio State's Pro Days to watch Cougars' DE Payton Turner and Ohio State's DT Tommy Togiai and LB Pete Werner. All three players play a position of need and should contribute early and often as rookies.

Day 3 breakdown:

On Day 3 in rounds 4-7 I have the Dallas Cowboys targeting players with starting potential in the not-too-distant future who would provide much-needed depth at several positions in the meantime. D'Ante Smith to be Tyron Smith's eventual replacement, Ar'Darius Washington to compete for the starting FS job, Dazz Newsome for WR depth and special teams (), and a S/LB tweener for depth at both positions. With the final two picks the Cowboys get a RB with excellent special teams value and a versatile interior offensive lineman to potentially replace .

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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