The Cowboys three biggest needs heading into the 2021 draft

Wyatt Davis, Ohio State Buckeyes, (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Wyatt Davis, Ohio State Buckeyes, (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /
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Patrick Surtain II, Alabama Crimson Tide
Patrick Surtain II, Alabama Crimson Tide, (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

1. Cornerback

The Dallas Cowboys defense is really bad. The Cowboys’ pass defense is also really bad with the possible exception of rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs who showed some promise before being sidelined with a foot injury earlier in the year.

Either way, the team is in desperate need of help at this crucial position. Just like at the safety position the organization will be forced to decide whether it wants to bring back one of its starters, cornerback Chidobe Awuzie. Awuzie has missed most of the year because of injuries and barely got to play alongside Dallas’s second-round draft pick Trevon Diggs.

The biggest difference between these two positions beside the fact that you need more cornerbacks than safeties is that there are actually players at this position that the team should consider drafting with their first-round pick. Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II and Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley should both be considered when Dallas is asked to make its first selection of the 2021 NFL Draft.

This draft class is a little top-heavy at this all-important position meaning that the Cowboys might be under even more pressure to select someone who will fill this glaring need in the first-round. However, if this season has shown fans of America’s Team anything it is that neglecting an entire unit (secondary) for years can lead to devastating results.

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The Dallas Cowboys will almost certainly be among the top ten teams to make a selection on draft night. The team will need to keep in mind these positions of need as they make their picks. The fate of the future of America’s Team might be at stake.