Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft: Jerry Jones finds his Tyron Smith replacement in full 7-round draft

Dallas Cowboys add day one starters at both offensive tackle and center in 7-round mock draft

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The NFL Combine concluded yesterday, marking the prelude to the free agency frenzy. Now, it's opportune to delve into what strategies the Dallas Cowboys might employ in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft. With various voids to fill, the Cowboys must strategize adeptly to build their roster for a championship push this season.


Among these needs, shoring up the offensive line stands out as paramount for the team. Securing a prospect capable of stepping into the left tackle position from day one is imperative for Dallas. Additionally, with Tyler Biadasz potentially hitting free agency, center emerges as another position of interest for the Cowboys to address in the draft.

Another area Dallas will need to address is their run defense. Last season, the Cowboys finished 18th in yards per game and had trouble stopping the top running games they saw this year.

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One of the Cowboys' pending free agents is Tyron Smith who has been the team’s starting left tackle for the past 13 seasons. If he leaves the team will need to find someone who can step in as a rookie unless they secure a replacement in free agency. Even if he returns they will need to draft someone to develop behind Smith who has battled injuries the past couple of years and is 33 years old.

"There is a lot to work with here. I think he has a chance to get hot and go way earlier than people might expect."

AFC scout on Guyton via NFL.com

One of the offensive tackles with the most upside in the 2024 NFL Draft is Oklahoma’s Tyler Guyton. Guyton has ideal size measuring in at 6-foot-7 328-pounds and moves incredibly well for someone his size. He also is just starting to learn the finer points of the offensive line position and in a couple of years, he could develop into a Pro Bowl offensive tackle.