Here go again, Day 1 of the draft is in the books and the Cowboys walked away with linebacker Micah Parsons after trading down in the first round. Now, they have four picks for Day 2, one in Round 2, and three in Round 3. Whether they use all four or trade some will be revealed over the next few hours.
This is an open thread for draft chat.
Round 1 is officially over. Dallas needs a corner, and Ifeatu Melifonwu, Tyson Campbell, Kelvin Joseph & Aaron Robinson are all names to know heading into tomorrow.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) April 30, 2021
I don't completely believe the Cowboys would draft Asante Samuel Jr., but he's around, as well. Some options.
The Dallas Cowboys now have the most selections in this draft.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) April 30, 2021
Cowboys 2021 draft picks:
Round 1, pick 10Round 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
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.