With the No. 126th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Cowboys select:
Roschon Johnson, Running Back, Texas
Height: 6’0 Weight: 219lbs
Career Stats: 2,190 rushing yards, 5.6 yards per carry, 56 receptions, 420 receiving yards, 26 total touchdowns
The Cowboys made a tough decision releasing running back Ezekiel Elliott but it was the right one and now they need to find themselves the running back of the future for this franchise. While everyone is talking about Bijan Robinson, his fellow Longhorn running back Roschon Johnson could be the player they decide to target, and getting him in the fourth round would be a great value. Dallas would be get a running back with fewer carries than Robinson but a player that can run between the tackles and make plays in the passing game, much like Pollard does now.
He’s also a bit bigger than Pollard so he would be able to pick up those tough yards like Elliott did for the Cowboys on short-yard and goal-line situations.
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With the No. 129th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Cowboys select:
Keondre Coburn, Defensive Tackle, Texas
Height: 6’2 Weight: 332lbs
Career Stats: 95 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, 2 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles
With their next pick, the Cowboys look to solidify the interior of their defensive line by adding Johnson’s teammate Keondre Coburn. Coburn is on the shorter side for a defensive tackle, but he has used that to his advantage throughout his playing career. His quickness off the line allows him to get into opposing offensive linemen’s pads and control them in the process. He’s a double-team eater with a strong anchor that gives him the ability to free up linebackers to make plays.
The one knock on him has been consistency, but once Dan Quinn gets ahold of him that issue should be fixed.