Cowboys bye week 7-round NFL Mock Draft: Offense the focus early on

Quentin Johnston, TCU. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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Jaheim Bell, South Carolina (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Round 2: Jaheim Bell, TE, South Carolina

Dalton Schultz looks like a different player with Dak Prescott throwing him the ball. When Cooper Rush was on the field, Schultz hardly saw the ball and while much of that was due to injury, it could lead to the front office balking at a $10 million-plus deal for Schultz as they might see him as benefiting from Prescott rather than being a great talent at the position.

Only time will tell if this is an accurate assessment, but it feels like one the Joneses could gamble on. If so, Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot are more than capable of filling in but they add another option in Round 2 with Jaheim Bell from South Carolina.

What makes Bell so interesting is the fact that he’s more of an offensive weapon than just a pure tight end.

He hasn’t truly hit his potential yet with the Gamecocks but putting him on an offense with several weapons and a pretty creative offensive staff and Bell could shine.

Round 3: Layden Robinson, G, Texas A&M

Connor McGovern has done a fine job at left guard and Jason Peters has spent time there as well, bringing some power to the position. However, McGovern is a free agent in 2023 and Peters is already 40 years old. That means some depth could be needed.

Enter Layden Robinson, a massive 6-foot-4, 320-pounder from Texas A&M. Dallas is already paying Zack Martin on the right side, so don’t expect them to go out and spend money on a left guard. Instead, they plug in another youngster but at least Robinson has some impressive traits.