What positions should the Cowboys select in each round of 2022 NFL Draft?

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Cowboys, Dalton Schultz
Nov 25, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz (86) scores a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /

Fourth Round – Tight End

A big question is still up in the air… will Dallas and Dalton Schultz come to an agreement on a new, long-term contract or will they allow him to play on the franchise tag in 2022? If this drags on, then the team needs to have a contingency plan in place. That plan would be taking a tight end in the fourth round. Players at this position are usually players that need some refinement, but overall, they will help the team in the passing game while they get stronger in the weight room. A player selected could also learn a lot from a guy like Schultz who was a former backup.

If the Cowboys really want to get an athletic tight end that can threaten defenses, then they will need to get one around the third or fourth round depending on if there is a run at the position. They should be just fine getting a good tight end that can develop into another Dak-friendly option in the middle of the field and in the red zone. They’ve done a lot of work on tight ends this offseason and most are in the third to fourth round range.

Next best option if wiped out: Linebacker

Reason: They brought back Leighton Vander Esch, but need another athletic linebacker to pair with Micah Parsons and Jabril Cox.