3 prospects the Cowboys could take in first round of 2023 draft

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Cowboys, Zay Flowers
Nov 26, 2022; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; Boston College Eagles wide receiver Zay Flowers (4) runs against the Syracuse Orange during the second quarter at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Zay Flowers, WR

If last year showed anything about the Cowboys, it’s that they missed Amari Cooper. Outside of CeeDee Lamb, Dallas lacked another option for quarterback Dak Prescott.

With their first-round selection, there’s a good chance that Dallas chooses to cash in on a stud, wideout receiver to compliment Lamb in the passing game. Zay Flowers could be that deep-threat option that the team needed a season ago.

The Cowboys ranked in the bottom half of the league in big passing plays during the season, so adding a guy like Flowers could really help them stretch the field. He isn’t the biggest guy at 5-foot-10, but he did a lot of solid things at Boston College in four years.

In his senior season, he had 78 catches for 1077 yards and 12 touchdowns and was also a threat in the run game. In four years, Flowers ran the ball 57 times for 345 times with two touchdowns.

The Cowboys didn’t get much help from Michael Gallup or Jalen Tolbert last season, so grabbing a player like Flowers can really help space the field.

The Boston College wideout is extremely comparable to Deebo Samuel. Both players are incredible at yards after the catch and can do it all in the passing or running game. Like Samuel, if Flowers gets the ball in space, he is extremely dangerous.

ESPN ranks Flowers as the fourth best WR in the ’23 class.