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NFL Draft 2021 Day 1 live thread II: Cowboys news, rumors, trades, needs

Follow along with the 2021 NFL Draft and discuss all the moves.

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This is an open thread for draft chat.


Rumors/news:

The Cowboys took linebacker Micah Parsons in the first round.

Speed could be a key to the Cowboys draft picks this year.

“The speed and energy, we need to get more of it as a football team,” McCarthy said, via Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com. “We are a dome football team. We have excellent size and length. Speed is something that would definitely help us as we got through these draft prospects.”


Cowboys 2021 draft picks:

  • Round 1, pick 10 Round 1, pick 12 - Micah Parsons
  • Round 2, pick 44
  • Round 3, pick 75
  • Round 3, pick 84
  • Round 3, pick 99
  • Round 4, pick 115
  • Round 4, pick 138
  • Round 5, pick 179
  • Round 6, pick 192
  • Round 6, pick 227
  • Round 7, pick 238

Cowboys needs:

CB - It’s the most popular position for the Cowboys to use their #10 pick on. Chidobe Awuzie departed in free agency from a group that wasn’t very strong to begin with. Trevon Diggs is a piece to build on, but the Cowboys need help.

OL - Injury and age are catching up to various pieces of the Cowboys once-vaunted offensive line. Tyron Smith has an uncertain long-term future, and the middle of the line still has question marks.

DL - The Cowboys could use an infusion of talent at both defensive tackle and defensive end. Expect both positions to be among the picks this weekend.

LB - Sean Lee retired, Joe Thomas left in free agency, and the Cowboys are undecided on Leighton Vander Esch’s fifth-year option. This is a need that has been building this offseason.

S - The Cowboys signed a few free agents to go with Donovan Wilson, but they were mostly one-year contracts. The long-term stability of the position is in doubt, and the small sample size of Wilson’s work only adds to that.