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 Cowboys find a gem at running back in mid rounds

173. 123. NFL Draft Profile. . RB. Ray Davis. Ray Davis. Kentucky. player. Ray Davis

Comp Pick (Connor McGovern)

A goal for Dallas this offseason should be to become a more balanced offense. Last years, leading rusher Tony Pollard only averaged 4 yards per carry which is the worst number of his career. He is also a pending free agent as is Rico Dowdle and if both players leave that would lead Deuce Vaughn as the team's leading rusher and he only 1.7 yards per carry on 23 carries.

A player you have to love in the NFL Draft is Kentucky’s Ray Davis, who overcame a very tough childhood to develop into one of the best running backs in the SEC. This season he became the first player in NCAA history to have 1,000-yard rushing seasons at three different schools, and also set a Kentucky single-season record with 20 touchdowns. He is a tough bruising running back who shows soft hands out of the backfield having caught 33 passes in 2023.

Baylor. player. 123. Gabe Hall. . DT. Gabe Hall. Gabe Hall. NFL Draft Profile. 213

Comp Pick (Dalton Schultz)

The Dallas Cowboys invested a first-round pick at this position in the 2023 NFL Draft when they reached for Mazi Smith who was my 59th-rated player in the 2023 NFL Draft. In addition to Smith having an average season, this is also a need since both Jonathan Hankins and Neville Gallimore are free agents.

Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft: Gabe Hall
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A project in the sixth round who has the potential to develop into a solid player in the NFL is Baylor’s Gabe Hall. Hall has ideal length coming in at 6-foot-6 and with 34.5-inch arms. He also moves well for a player his size running the 40-yard dash in 5.03 seconds. Unfortunately, though he has only had average production in college having recorded just 18 tackles and two sacks last season. He also needs to use his hands better when it comes to disengaging from blocks, which can be improved with NFL coaching.