Now that the dust has settled from the 2023 NFL Draft, it is worth taking a look at the newest batch of players that could be about to become potential stars for the Dallas Cowboys in seasons to come.
While there will be many that will be hoping that at least one of them is able to impress as much as Micah Parsons did in his rookie and sophomore years, fans will be hyping up their new intake as much as possible and will cheer them on every time they take to the gridiron.
The Cowboys are not quite one of the favorites to go on and win the Super Bowl, however for many sportsbooks, the 2023 NFL Draft did help them to climb the list as a potential contender for the upcoming season’s biggest prize.
Known as "America’s Team" for a reason, the team has national - and global - support. For instance, with sports betting on the rise across the US, punters living in California are now able to find legal sports betting sites that can be used to enhance their NFL experiences by wagering on the team, should they wish to.
With the team ranked inside the top six as a potential challenger, there may be a bit of interest. Of course, the likes of the Kansas City Chiefs and NFC East rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, are stronger favorites, but we do not know how this year’s draft class will perform as of yet.
Good, Steady Draft By The Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys had a number of issues that they needed to address with the draft, and Jerry Jones and co. seemingly managed to do a good job in their attempts to resolve them. Experts have talked favorably about the chosen college men, with many grading them positively with the selections that were made.
A recap of the eight players who were picked is below:
1st round (26th overall): Mazi Smith (DT)
2nd round (58th overall): Luke Schoonmaker (TE)
3rd round (90th overall): DeMarvion Overshown (LB)
4th round (129th overall): Viliami Fehoko Jr. (DE)
5th round (169th overall): Asim Richards (OT)
6th round (178th overall): Eric Scott Jr. (CB)
6th round (212th overall): Deuce Vaughn (RB)
7th round (244th overall): Jalen Brooks (WR)
It has been argued that the team managed to get their first pick right, as they needed a big man in the middle of the defense to try and help stop the run. Mazi Smith certainly has all the attributes to help them do that, with the defensive tackle among the best in the position over the last two college football years. It will be interesting to see if he can pressure the quarterback, though, as this is something he was not asked to do while at Michigan. The Cowboys believe it is within his arsenal of skills, so it is certainly worth keeping an eye on.
Luke Schoonmaker is another Michigan prospect and one that could have a huge impact on the offense at the AT&T Stadium in years to come. With Dalton Schultz having moved on, the need for a tight end was huge. Some feel the second-round pick could be an upgrade, as he has a better blocking ability, while he is also just as athletic as the departed star.
Watching with interest
Dallas Cowboys fans always watch with interest, but there will be many that will be keeping close tabs on the 2023 NFL Draft class to see whether they can help them finally capture a Super Bowl title. With it being almost 30 years since the team’s last victory at Super Bowl XXX in 1995, many hope Smith, Schoonmaker, and co will have enough as rookies to help the team finally end their huge drought.