Cowboys post Combine 7-Round Mock Draft with some Jerry Jones magic
With the No. 129 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Cowboys select:
Jaren Hall, Quarterback, BYU
Height: 6’1 Weight: 207lbs
Career Stats: 6,147 passing yards, 65.2 completion percentage, 52 total touchdowns, 11 interceptions, 800 rushing yards, 9 touchdowns, 1 receiving touchdown
The way the quarterback position is played has changed, the time of the strictly pocket passer is over and the age of the mobile quarterback is upon us and Hall gives them a quarterback with the mobility you’re looking for along with an arm that can make plays in the passing game. During his time at BYU Hall did it all made throws, used his legs to keep plays alive and at times run and pick up yards. His playing style is much like Prescott’s in that way, but one this that Hall does that Prescott doesn’t at this point in his career is he keeps his eyes down the field when extending plays, while Prescott if he didn’t see it he would take off.
Hall would be a nice pickup for Dallas along with another veteran quarterback that can back up Prescott while Hall gets his footing in the NFL and then he can take over the backup role in year two.
With the No. 133 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Cowboys select:
Atonio Mafi, Guard, UCLA
Height: 6’4 Weight: 355lbs
The Cowboys need depth along the offensive line specifically at the left guard position with Connor McGovern hitting free agency and his price tag is too high for the Cowboys to match. Mafi was a very good guard at UCLA, he was solid in the passing game rarely surrendering sacks during his starts thanks to his light feet for a man his size. Adding Mafi would give the Cowboys depth at guard depending on who they want their starting offensive line to be.
If they choose to keep Tyler Smith at left tackle then Mafi and Matt Farniok can battle it out for the starting left guard spot. Farniok has the experience but Mafi wouldn’t make it easy for him thanks to his talent.