Keep up to date with all of the picks and trades made by the Dallas Cowboys this year with our very own 2022 NFL Draft tracker.
After an extremely difficult end to the 2021 season, the Dallas Cowboys are looking to redeem themselves in 2022. Star players like Micah Parsons, Trevon Diggs, DeMarcus Lawrence, CeeDee Lamb, Ezekiel Elliott, and many others will also be returning. However, the roster will certainly look a bit different with the absences of Amari Cooper, Cedrick Wilson, Randy Gregory, La’el Collins, and Connor Williams.
With a lackluster free agency so far, the Cowboys are relying heavily on the draft to secure talent at a variety of positions. The offensive line, defensive line, edge rusher, linebacker, wide receiver, and kicker all come to mind. Jerry Jones himself admitted that the OL and DL are a priority unless a unicorn like Micah Parsons or CeeDee Lamb falls into their laps once again this year.
This draft will give fans a ton of excitement about the future of the team and hope for 2022. Be sure to keep up with this page throughout the next few weeks as it will be updated constantly. Below you will find FAQs, the Cowboys’ picks, and more.
FAQs About the 2022 NFL Draft
How many total picks are in the 2022 NFL Draft?
For this year’s NFL Draft, a total of 262 selections will be made during seven rounds. The sixth round has the most amount of picks with 43 selections.
So, how does it work? In the first round, teams will have 10 minutes to make a selection when they are put on the clock. In round two, that number goes down to seven minutes. In the third through sixth rounds, each team has only five minutes to make their pick. The seventh-round drops down to a mere four minutes.
In theory, teams have long prepped for the draft weekend. But trades happen and things always change. The Cowboys may decide to move their picks around if they are eyeing someone who won’t fall to their current pick. Anything can happen!
What are compensatory picks in the NFL Draft?
Compensatory picks are a way for teams to make up for players lost in free agency. The league states that teams who lose more or better compensatory free agents than they acquire are eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. Those picks come between the third and seventh round, and where the pick lands are based on the value of the free agents lost.
According to the league, “the value of the compensatory free agents gained or lost by each team is totaled, and a team is awarded picks of equal value to the net loss of compensatory free agents, up to a maximum of four.”
What NFL team has the most picks in the 2022 NFL Draft?
Following the recent trade that sent wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, the Kansas City Chiefs are now tied with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the most selections in this year’s draft. The two teams will each get 12 picks.
What are undrafted free agents and when can they be signed?
Draft-eligible prospects that don’t end up getting picked this year, will be classified as undrafted free agents. As soon as the final selection is made in this year’s NFL Draft, these undrafted free agents can negotiate and sign with any team in the league. Many players get their start as undrafted free agents.
How many picks do the Cowboys have in the 2022 NFL Draft?
As of right now, the Cowboys have nine picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. The below list is directly from ESPN.
Make sure to go ahead and bookmark this article to keep up with all the moves the Cowboys make during the 2022 NFL Draft. Updates will be posted before, during, and after their selections and trades, so check back frequently during the three days of this year’s event.
Dallas Cowboys 2022 NFL Draft picks
- First Round
- No. 24 – Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa
- Second Round
- No. 56 – Sam Williams, DE, Ole Miss
- Third Round
- No. 88 – Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama
- Fourth Round
- No. 129 – Jake Ferguson, TE, Wisconsin
- Fifth Round
- No. 155 (from Cleveland) – Matt Waletzko, OT, North Dakota
- No. 167 – DaRon Blank, CB, Fresno State
- No. 176 (compensatory selection) – Damone Clark, LB, LSU
- No. 178 (compensatory selection) – John Ridgeway, DT, Arkansas
- Sixth Round
- No. 193 (from Cleveland) – Devin Harper, LB, Oklahoma State
How to Watch the 2022 NFL Draft
The 2022 NFL Draft will take place at Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Las Vegas Raiders. If you can’t attend, it will be watchable on various television networks.
Date and Times:
- Day 1 (First Round)
- Thursday, April 28 – 7 pm CT
- Day 2 (Second and Third Round)
- Friday, April 29 – 6 pm CT
- Day 3 (Rounds 4-7)
- Saturday, April 30 – 11 am CT
- ESPN Deportes
- NFL Network
For those looking to stream this year’s NFL Draft, check out fuboTV. The streaming service offers Cloud DVR, local channels in most markets, no cancellation fees, and for new users, they are currently offering a free trial for seven days.