Round 6, Pick 214: Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Quarterback, UCLA
The Cowboys obviously have their franchise quarterback in Dak Prescott. But the team would be wise to draft another quarterback, learning from their own previous move that landed them their current starter.
Now I am not saying that Dorian Thompson-Robinson is the next Dak Prescott, but taking a chance on a promising young gunslinger, and investing in an insurance policy in case something happens to your starter, would be very beneficial.
“DTR” is one of my favorite quarterbacks in this class. He is an electric player that is incredibly fun to watch on tape. He is a very impressive runner with a very talented arm. He is a quick decision-maker in Chip Kelly’s offense and shows flashes of touch on throws to all levels and is not afraid to deliver a throw with pressure in his face.
I have DTR ranked as my QB6 in this class, so I would consider this a massive steal in this mock draft. Whether it is him, or another quarterback that the team really likes, it would be smart for Dallas to draft a guy that they like to develop into a solid backup in case they need them.
Round 7, Pick 246: Lonnie Phelps, EDGE, Kansas
Lonnie Phelps would provide the Cowboys with some valuable depth at EDGE. He ended his college career with fairly productive seasons at both Miami of Ohio and Kansas, totaling 15.5 sacks and 25 tackles for loss.
Phelps is a very athletic player with a high motor. He plays sort of similarly to 2022 draft pick, Sam Williams, and would get a lot of the same coaching and direction to help mold both players into impactful pieces for Dan Quinn’s defense.
Phelps would be mired behind Williams, Dorance Armstrong, Dexter Lawrence and the great Micah Parsons as an edge defender, but barring any other additions at the position, he would have a good shot to make the roster. A worthy flyer to end the mock draft.