Cowboys Mock Draft 2023: Secondary addressed in 7-round mock
By Randy Gurzi
The Dallas Cowboys are still focused on preparing for the 2022 season, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun by looking ahead to the 2023 NFL Draft. Dallas has done well in recent years building their roster in-house, and that starts with them making solid selections.
Here we try and continue building their roster up, filling a few holes in this way-too-early 2023 Cowboys mock draft.
Dallas Cowboys 7-round 2023 mock draft
Round 1: Malachi Moore, CB, Alabama
Dallas has improved their secondary lately, with Trevon Diggs standing out as their most impactful player. Diggs, who was taken in the second round out of Alabama in 2020, recorded 11 picks in his second season and has his sights set on more going forward.
Across from him this year should be Anthony Brown, although he’s set to be a free agent in 2023. Dallas does have Kelvin Joseph, who was a second-round pick a year ago, but he needs to prove he can be a starter in this league — and has some off-field concerns as well that make it questionable to count solely on him.
For those reasons, the Cowboys take another Alabama cornerback with their first pick in this mock, bringing in Malachi Moore. Listed at 6-foot-0 and 182 pounds, Moore can stand to put on a bit more weight to deal with NFL receivers, but he has 60 tackles and four picks in his first two seasons. As long as he continues to develop, he should be a day one pick and could round out the secondary in Big D.