More

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

    2021 breakdown… From team needs 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 (, 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

    ROUND PICK PREDICTION
    1 10 , CB, South Carolina
    2 44 Payton Turner, , Houston
    3 75 Tommy Togiai, DT, Ohio State
    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,
    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 II 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 Trevon Diggs for the foreseeable future if they don't down.

    Day 2 breakdown:

    - Advertisement -

    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:

    - Advertisement -

    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 '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 Joe Looney.

    spot_imgspot_imgspot_img
    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.

    Latest

    Like it or Not, It’s Time to Give the Front Office Credit

    All of a sudden the Cowboys have won three...

    Brett Maher Continues to Kick With Confidence

    A topic of conversation throughout the offseason was who...

    Is It Time For Dallas To Trust Cooper Rush?

    Now that Quarterback Cooper Rush is 4-0, lots of...

    DAL 25, WAS 10: Defense Dominates Commanders to Earn 3rd Straight Victory

    Four field goals by Brett Maher and touchdowns from...

    Newsletter

    Daily Cowboys News in Your Inbox
    Name:*
    Your email address:*
    Please enter all required fields Click to hide
    Correct invalid entries Click to hide

    Don't miss

    Like it or Not, It’s Time to Give the Front Office Credit

    All of a sudden the Cowboys have won three...

    Brett Maher Continues to Kick With Confidence

    A topic of conversation throughout the offseason was who...

    Is It Time For Dallas To Trust Cooper Rush?

    Now that Quarterback Cooper Rush is 4-0, lots of...

    DAL 25, WAS 10: Defense Dominates Commanders to Earn 3rd Straight Victory

    Four field goals by Brett Maher and touchdowns from...

    Halftime Report: WR Michael Gallup Scores in his Return, Cowboys Lead Commanders 12-7

    After two-quarters of a classic-NFC East battle, the Dallas...

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Dallas Cowboys Game Preview

    So it begins... The rematch is here between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys. Last season ended in a heartbreaking 29-31 loss. Will...

    What if the Cowboys Beat the 49ers?

    In the world of sports, we can always rely on fans' curiosity about what could have happened in a game. What if this was...

    After Defense-Heavy 2021 Draft, Will Cowboys Focus on Offense in 2022?

    In last year's draft the Cowboys picked six defensive players before finally adding help on offense. With the 2022 NFL Draft finally upon us,...

    4 COMMENTS

    4 Comments
    Oldest
    Newest Most Voted
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    James Vargas

    Great analysis as always Brian. I see your preference on Horn over Surtain. It is a coin toss who will develop better IMHO. Either will be fine.

    GhostProtocol

    Don’t love al the selections, but the explanations/reasoning are all solid. Nice work.

    Cowboys fan

    I don’t think they’ll pick Ar’Darius Washington, he’s too small!! Dan Quinn likes the bigger and taller corners and safeties!! I think they’ll try to get Trevon Moehrig or Javon Holland…. Both players they have high interest in!!

    Iran Claiborne

    I’m sorry, I’m going with Caleb Farley at 10. Yes, he had the back surgery. However, he’s not the first player to come into the draft with injury concerns that teams passed on just to look up 5 years later kicking themselves on why they passed them. It’s simple, do you want the best corner in April or do you want the best corner in the draft. Up until the surgery, that’s who EVERYONE said Farley was. Jerry, don’t screw this up.