The Dallas Cowboys have multiple moves to make make in the 2021 NFL Draft , but these three are the most important.
Will the Dallas Cowboys be contenders in the 2021 season? Jerry Jones will hope so after giving Mike McCarthy a second chance to prove he’s the right man for the job. Dallas finished on the season, but injuries and better execution on defense could have helped them win the NFC East.
After all, Washington is only the third team in two decades to win the division with a sub .500 record.
Dak Prescott is healthy once more and now has been paid. The hope is Ezekiel Elliott will rebound and cause less turnovers now with his lead back. Add in the pieces on offense and Dallas might have something brewing.
They still have needs to address in the 2021 NFL Draft starting April 29. With these moves, perhaps the favorites to win the division could actually enter the conversation of Super Bowl-caliber team before September arrives.
3 moves the Cowboys should make on Draft day
3. Address the offensive line depth
Prescott might have been an easier solution to the Cowboys winning the division should he have been healthy. He wasn’t the only player of the office that missed significant time in 2020 and could be entering a prove-it season.
Tryon Smith played in just two games before missing the year with a neck injury that required surgery. La’El Collins missed the entire season after suffering a hip injury in the offseason. Dallas also saw center Travis Fredrick unexpectedly retire and Zack Martin miss six games with a knee injury.
The only starter from the 2019 season that didn’t miss time was Connor Williams. He’s entering a contract season and has been inconsistent. Smith is also turning 31 and could be a liability with age and injury. Collins might be better suited inside starting in 2022.
The offensive tackle is loaded with potential with the later rounds for Dallas to address. Names like Northern Iowa’s Spencer Brown or Cincinnati’s James Hudson could be standouts after learning the ropes. Inside, Kentucky’s Drake Jackson or Georgia’s Ben Cleveland could add competition at center and guard, respectively.
The offensive line isn’t a big need, but it still is one Dallas should address at some point. If the right player falls when on the clock, they must consider drafting them.