Teams Directly in Front of the Dallas Cowboys Create NFL Draft Concern

    At this point the direction the are heading with the 10th overall pick is pretty well narrowed down. For months now, the connection between the team and the position has been well documented. They've shown interest in II, , and prior to the issues with his back popping up, was in the mix as well.

    Now just five days away from going on the clock, unless there's a surprise in the top 10, or the Cowboys go in another direction, it feels like cornerback is going to be the pick at number 10.

    What could throw a wrench into the Dallas Cowboys' plans are the teams drafting seven, eight, and nine. That's the , , and .

    For the most part it feels like we have an understanding of where the first six teams in the draft are heading. Atlanta's a bit of a wild card as they could go with their of the future or , , or back. Their direction is a bit limited as to what makes sense for their squad moving forward. They're unlikely to go in a defensive direction, so what they do shouldn't impact the Cowboys all that much.

    1. – Trevor Lawrence, QB
    2. , QB
    3. – One of the quarterbacks, rumored to be Mac Jones, but should be Justin Fields.
    4. – Kyle Pitts, a quarterback, or possibly offensive line.
    5. Cincinnati Bengals – or
    6. – Pass Catcher or offensive line.

    And this is where it gets hairy.

    But the teams directly in front of the Cowboys could literally go in any direction. Though the Lions got in the Matthew Stafford trade, they don't have to feel tied to him completely. But they could use a pass catcher, , , cornerback, or an .

    The Carolina Panthers have had a well-documented attempting to trade for a quarterback, though each has fallen through and 's off-the-field issues made him persona non grata. But they're a team that could use help everywhere as well.

    And though the Denver Broncos spent a ton of money bringing in Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby in , that doesn't rule them out from drafting a corner. But like the Lions and Panthers could use help in a lot of places.

    The possibility of one of these teams trading back remains a real possibility as well. The and the could look to trade in front of the Cowboys to take a player that the Cowboys covet.

    Cornerback still seems to be the most likely pick for the Cowboys barring some unforeseen circumstances. And of course in the there are always surprises that take place and this year will be no different. How the seventh, eighth, and ninth picks go in the draft will play a huge part in how the draft plays out for the Dallas Cowboys. The anticipation is building and we're now just a handful of days away from seeing the Cowboys add the next crop of players to America's Team.

    John Williams
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    Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could. Make sure you check out the Inside The Cowboys Podcast featuring John Williams and other analysts following America's Team.


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    Sean Leonard

    Dallas should stay where they are at. If both corners are gone, then you take Parsons. There are some good corners in the second round. You can take a flyer on Farley, if you are confident in your doctor’s analysis. To be honest, you still have Jordain Lewis, who may be better than both highly touted rookies. People need to stop looking at last year’s defense as a summation of who they are. This was same defense, 2 years ago, that shut down the Saints high-powered offense to 10 points.

    Cowboys fan

    Sean Leonard…. Your almost completely wrong about our defense being the same defense that stopped the saints 2 years ago!! We do have a couple of the players left on the defense, but the majority of them are gone!! Byron Jones is gone, Chidobe Awuzie is now gone Tyrone Crawford is gone Maliek Collins is gone Xavier Woods is gone Jeff Heath is gone, and Sean Lee mite not even be back either…. That’s just a few I can name off the top of my head!! The only players we have left from that defense is Demarcus Lawrence Jaylon Smith, Leighton Vander Esch, Jourdan Lewis and Anthony Brown…. And maybe Randy Gregory!! So really we only have about half of the players left from that defense!! And on another note…. Jourdan Lewis is good, I think he’s better than Anthony Brown, but he is not better than any of the corners that will be going in the 1st round of this year’s draft!! He’s not even close to being as good as Patrick Surtain or Jaycee Horn, or even Caleb Farley with a bad back!! And another thing is that if for some reason both corners are gone by the time we’re on the clock then we do NOT take Parsons…. We trade down, gain a couple extra picks depending on how far we trade down and then we draft Greg Newsome or Caleb Farley, or even Trevon Moehrig!! But we do not draft a LB in the 1st round!!

    Jim Peabody

    I would definitely pick Patrick Surtain Junior first if he’s not available I would take JC horn if if neither of those guys are available I will trade back and Caleb Farley and Make a trade with a couple of picks to get back in the late first round and take either moehrig Or the d tackle out of Alabama. After corner in the first round I would not be opposed to taking an offense of lineman because we all know as Zeke goes the Cowboys go


    If both Surtain and Horn are gone by the tiem we draft then that means that a QB has slid. I would explore trading down with NE or CHI or a team who’s desperate for a QB. We could still get nice draft capitol as well as a top prospect at a position of need. Moehrig, Farley or Newsome would be names that I would consider or be happy with. Then you have LBs like Owusu-Koramoah and Collins who might be available that I would consider.

    Amos Longstreet

    You don’t draft a linebacker in the first round unless he is leighton van dear esch. Lol j/k though he is my favorite player on our defense. Ohio state has 3 linebackers I would be happy with in round 3 or after, Pete Werner, baron browning, or Justin Hilliard though I would consider Jonathan Cooper who I believe will slide to the 4th. I really am crossing my fingers for a Sewell slide or a Morris slide to 44, surtain II or horn and Moerig in the second would be ideal for our secondary though I think round 2 will be a tackle.


    The fact that all 32 teams have a chance to draft in front of the Cowboys in the second round and third round and so on means that every team will effect what Dallas does. I’m also confident that no one knows what will happen. I’m pretty sure every team “could” trade up or down.

    David Arena

    I agree Justin–if those players are gone, trade back and get more Day 2 picks. There’s not a great deal of guys who I would call blue chip in this draft but the top 100 prospects could be good starters.