Round 5: Isaiah Davis, RB, South Dakota State
This offseason, the Cowboys have some tough decisions to make at running back. Tony Pollard is a free agent and in order to retain him, they have to get Ezekiel Elliott to take a massive pay cut, or simply tell him goodbye.
Even if they keep Pollard, Dallas saw how hard it was to move the ball without an explosive running back when he was injured against the 49ers. Zeke was getting the tough yards but they missed the burst No. 20 has when he sees an opening.
For that reason, they bring in Isaiah Davis from South Dakota State with their fifth-round pick.
Davis was a highlight reel waiting to happen for the Jackrabbits this season with 1,451 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground. He’s also decent in the passing game, something else they were missing out of the backfield when Pollard went down.
Since Davis played in the FCS, he might not be an early pick but he could end up being a steal as a change of pace back.
Round 7: Aki Ogunbiyi, IOL, Texas A&M
Aki Ogunbiyi replaced Kenyon Green this season for Texas A&M. He was a decent starter and should get a shot at the next level. He’s nowhere near the caliber of Green, which is how Dallas lands him with their final pick.
The Cowboys dealt with a lot of injuries on the line this season and could lose Connor McGovern in free agency. Ogunbiyi is a 6-foot-4, 305-pounder with upside that could help them rebuild their depth.