2014 NFL Mock Draft: History Says Cowboys Should Go Offensive First

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LANDRY HAT MOCK DRAFT LOGONow that the Super Bowl is over, the focus for all NFL teams shifts to the upcoming Scouting Combine and the eventual NFL Draft. For a team with salary cap limitations like the Dallas Cowboys, the draft represents their best chance to improve their club going into the new season. And as Dallas featured the worst defense in the league last season, it makes sense that a majority of their selection would be slated in that direction. But history indicates the Cowboys would have abetter chance fining a long lasting contributor by going offensive first.

But in my newest post-Super Bowl mock draft, facilitated through the Mock Draft Simulator at Fanspeak.com, Dallas sits with multiple directions they could go at pick #16. Here’s my full first round mock draft plus a detailed explanation of the Cowboys pick and it’s tumultuous history:

Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad quarterback Derek Carr of Fresno State (4) drops back to pass against the North squad during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

1. Houston Texans
Derek Carr
Quarterback, Fresno State

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