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2021 NFL Draft Order: Cowboys move into the Top 3

Is a high pick the best the Cowboys can salvage from this season?

Pittsburgh Steelers v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Three weeks ago - the Cowboys were sitting comfortable at 2-5 and had just barely moved into the Top 10 of the draft order - we speculated in this very space about the Cowboys being on track for a Top 3 pick.

And today, that is no longer speculation. If the season were to end today, the Cowboys would hold the third overall spot in the NFL draft - that much you’ve surely gathered by now if you’ve been anywhere near social media this week.

Here’s the current draft order, courtesy of

So far, so good. But now comes the tricky part: Can the Cowboys hold on to that Top 3 pick?

The performance on Sunday against the now 8-0 Steelers suggests the Cowboys may end up winning a few more games down the stretch. And that won’t just drop them out of the Top 3, but could potentially even see them catapulted way down into the 19th overall spot.

So here’s the the question to you today:

Would you rather the Cowboys continue to organically tank and thereby secure the maximum draft capital possible? Or do you want them to go all in on winning the NFC East, even if that means a significant loss in draft capital?

Let us know in the comments below.

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