Dallas Cowboys: A best player available mock draft to fill needs

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On day two, the Dallas cowboys select…

With the 35th pick of the 2020 NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys select Antoine Winfied Jr, safety, Minnesota. Daniel Jeremiah from NFL.com labelled Winfield a play maker from the deep middle and his ability to match up in the slot is a bonus.

With the 51st pick of the 2020 NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys select Marlon Davidson, defensive end, Auburn. Daniel Jeremiah assessed him with a powerful bull rush with the capability to move inside. The Cowboys had an interesting Zoom meeting with him.

With the 68th pick of the 2020 NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys select quarterback Jalen Hurts from Oklahoma. At a minimum, this pick will be insurance should the Cowboys relationship with Prescott go south. My colleague Brandon Ladd posted a piece last week outlining the reasons Hurts can replace Prescott in 2021.

But the pick might actually encourage Prescott to sign the five-year offered deal as he might view Hurts as the succession plan. Either way, I think this pick will resolve the stalemate that currently exists between Prescott and the Cowboys.

With the 82nd pick of the 2020 NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys select center Lloyd Cushenberry III from LSU. I read that the Cowboys like Cesar Ruiz from Michigan but there are too many holes on defense to make this pick in the first two rounds.  Cushenberry is listed as the second rated center in the draft by NFL.com.

With the 85th pick of the 2020 NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys select corner Damon Arnette from Ohio State. He is six feet tall but his arm length wouldn’t impress the previous coaches. Lance Zierlein compared him to Jourdan Lewis.

At the end of Day Two, the Cowboys have made five selections. Four of the picks were on Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 board indicating value but also risk that they may not there on the real draft day.

All five picks were multi-year starters from Power Five schools. Hopefully the Cowboys have learned their lesson to avoid the one hit “Taco Charlton” projects of the draft.