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Projected 2021 Compensatory Draft Picks for Dallas Cowboys

The should be getting some extra ammo for the in the form of . While not officially announced yet by the NFL, one reliable source has projected the expected picks that Dallas should be awarded.

Yesterday, Over The Cap released their full projections for 2021 compensatory picks. These are based on a formula which compares a team's departures against its acquisitions the previous season.

In 2020 the Dallas Cowboys saw some of their talent sign lucrative deals with new teams such as CB and DE . By not being big spenders themselves, the Cowboys now stand to get an impressive allotment of compensatory picks.

  • 3rd-round pick (CB Byron Jones)
  • 4th-round pick (DE Robert Quinn)
  • 5th-round pick (WR )
  • 6th-round pick (S )

These projections look at the contracts that these players signed and compares them to the contracts signed by new players the Cowboys brought in. For Jones, Quinn, and Cobb, none of the added by Dallas last year had contracts which matched against these.

Some losses and additions cancel each other out.  For example, Dallas signed DT for close to the same money that got from the Raiders.  The same happened with 's Oakland deal and the contract that Dallas gave .

Over The Cap also noted that their projection for Robert Quinn was on the bubble between a 3rd or 4th-round pick, so the Cowboys could wind up seeing that pick coming in higher.

OTC's projections are nearly identical to what our own Brian Martin suggested a couple weeks ago. Brian also included a full summary of the Cowboys' other 2021 picks and how some previous trades would impact the upcoming draft.

With many issues to account for after their 6-10 season the Dallas Cowboys need all the resources they can get. Thankfully, they should be getting some valuable assets in the form of these 2021 compensatory picks to increase their leverage in the next .

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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