Cowboys address biggest need first in new seven-round mock 2.0

Patrick Surtain II, Alabama Crimson Tide, (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys headed into this offseason with a plethora of needs that were heavily skewed towards the defensive side of the ball. After a relatively quiet start to free agency, the team has made a handful of (somewhat) significant moves.

The organization signed safety Keanu Neal, who will reportedly play mostly weakside linebacker for Dallas, as well as safety Damontae Kazee among other notable moves. The Cowboys could also potentially make additional moves during the remainder of free agency that would recalibrate the team’s needs heading into the 2021 NFL Draft.

America’s Team currently owns a whopping 10 draft picks in the upcoming NFL Draft, starting with the tenth overall pick. These recent signings probably free up the team a little bit to simply draft the best player available, but the organization still has a handful of pressing needs it must address either in the remainder of free agency or in the draft.

Obviously, if the Dallas Cowboys make any more significant moves in free agency this draft will likely have to be tweaked a bit. However, with that little caveat out of the way, it is now time for the Cowboys to make their first pick of the 2021 NFL Draft (Check out my first full mock draft here).