How the Dallas Cowboys can earn an ‘A’ in the draft

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)
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With the 2021 NFL Draft starting tonight, the Dallas Cowboys have locked down their official draft board. The Cowboys surely have plenty of players in mind that they want to select with their 10 total picks. They also own the 10th overall pick and could, in fact, go many different routes with their selection.

They could take an offensive lineman, a cornerback or even tight end, Kyle Pitts, if he were to fall. Nonetheless, there are endless options that Dallas can go with their first-round pick on Thursday night. Furthermore, the Cowboys must also capitalize on their other nine picks in the draft.

If the Cowboys can hit on every pick and select who they want in every round, they could walk away with a very high draft grade after it is all set and done. However, it likely isn’t going to be that easy for America’s Team. Plenty of their picks will possibly get stolen, forcing Dallas to select someone else.

Additionally, many teams aren’t usually given high draft grades each year after the draft. Just last year, per, they only gave five teams a draft grade of ‘A’ or higher. One of them being the Dallas Cowboys.

Now, the Cowboys must try to replicate those results starting tonight. Here are three ways I believe Dallas can earn an ‘A’ grade or better in the draft this week.