5 bold predictions for the Cowboys during the 2023 NFL Draft
By Randy Gurzi
3. Two tight ends are selected
One loss that will really sting for Dallas is the departure of Dalton Schultz. The former fourth-round pick developed into one of Dak Prescott’s most trusted weapons in the passing game. While it’s true they will miss Schultz, it was the right call to move on.
Not only was he asking for too much money but this 2023 class is loaded with talent at the position. Dallas also has two players on their roster they like — Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot.
Both are entering their second season in the league and will be asked to do more now that Schultz is in Houston. They’re also likely to have competition from at least one rookie.
Dallas brought in Payne Durham from Purdue for a visit and he would be an ideal fit. Like Schultz, he’s considered a “safety net” in the passing game and he catches nearly everything thrown his way. He’s not an athletic star but he can block in line, which is a huge plus and is as tough as they come.
Other options could include Brenton Strange, who was underutilized at Penn State but showed out at the Combine, or even Zack Kuntz from Old Dominion. Kuntz played at a small school but he proved to be an athletic freak during his workouts.
Whoever they decide upon, this bold prediction is that they add two tight ends. First, someone they believe can challenge for a starting job right away followed by a late-round developmental prospect.