2014 Cowboys Cap Savings Mock Draft

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Round 1: Tackle/Guard Zack Martin, Notre Dame

Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 28, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive tackle Zack Martin (70) blocks against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the second half of the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankees Stadium. Notre Dame Fighting Irish won the game 29-16. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

When I watch Zack Martin, two things pop in my head; consistency and solid. And if the Cowboys board gets wiped out of defensive lineman, you could do a lot worse than Martin. A four year starter at Notre Dame, Martin could start at right guard on day one and eventually replace Doug Free at right tackle. If you haven’t had to a chance to see Martin, I encourage you to watch his game below against potential first round pick Trent Murphy which you can find below:

With the selection of Martin, the Cowboys could move on from Mackenzy Bernadeau, who has had an up and down career. Bernadeau  just turned 28 and could take a pay cut to become a backup. But Martin is a better guard right now would save the team a total of more than five million over the next two years. That cap savings almost could exclusively pay for a veteran defensive tackle via free agency.

CutMackenzy Bernadeau (June 1st Cut ) – Save 2,225,000 in 2014 and 3,250,000 in 2015.

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