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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 , , 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. Jacksonville Jaguars – , QB
  2. New York Jets – , QB
  3. – One of the quarterbacks, rumored to be , but should be Justin Fields.
  4. – Kyle Pitts, a quarterback, or possibly offensive line.
  5. – Ja'Marr Chase 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 trade, they don't have to feel tied to him completely. But they could use a pass catcher, linebacker, , 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
John Williams
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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