Round 4: Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State
Jalen Tolbert was supposed to be the Cowboys’ eventual WR3 behind CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup, but he’s been a bust so far in his rookie season (and what exactly is Gallup, anyway?). Entering Week 16, Tolbert has just two receptions for 12 yards.
While it’s too early to say he will continue to be a disappointment, Dallas also shouldn’t hesitate to add more depth to the position. That’s why Xavier Hutchinson from Iowa State is the choice in Round 4.
Hutchinson is a large target at 6-3 and 210 pounds, and broke out this season with 107 receptions for 1,171 yards and six touchdowns. He has the talent to contribute right away and turn into a trusted wideout on the outside.
Round 5: Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane
Dorian Williams isn’t the biggest linebacker at 6-1 and 220 pounds, but he’s well-built and has no problem playing aggressively. He’s constantly around the ball for Tulane, and while he would need time to get adjusted to the speed of the NFL game, he would likely be an instant impact player on special teams.
Round 7: Dontae Bull, OT, Fresno State
With their final pick in this 2023 mock draft, Dallas adds Dontae Bull from Fresno State. The Canadian-born offensive tackle stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 326 pounds. He has plenty of experience for the Bulldogs, and has played both guard and tackle.
He’s best suited as a right tackle, and would be a developmental player to potentially replace Josh Ball, who hasn’t impressed just yet.