3 best case scenarios for Cowboys in first round of NFL Draft

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2. No Tight End taken before 26

There's no doubt the Cowboys will be looking to add to their tight end group during the NFL Draft. It's just when Dallas will choose to do so remains a mystery.

Reports have been swirling that the Cowboys are looking for a "Travis Kelce-type" tight end in this year's draft. That's why Dallas could draft a tight end early and take one with the 26th overall pick.

They can pick Dalton Kincaid out of Utah, Michael Mayer out of Notre Dame or even Darnell Washington out of Georgia, depending on who's available with their first selection.

Mayer has been linked to the Cowboys the most in mocks drafts over the past week, with Kincaid going a bit earlier than the Notre Dame tight end.

Mel Kiper of ESPN, Charles Davis of NFL.com, Kyle Hill of Philadelphia Sports Nation, Jacob Infante of Windy City Gridiron, and Ken Zalis of FantasyPros all have the Cowboys taking Mayer with the 26th overall pick in their recent mock drafts.

Now, if the Cowboys are on the clock and Kincaid, Mayer, and Washington are all still on the board, that's great news for Dallas. They can have their choice of the best tight end in this year's draft class, which would give the offense an immediate boost.

With Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot as the top two tight ends in Dallas, as it stands now, the Cowboys could look to add to this position after Schultz's departure. And having the choice of all three on the board at 26 is the best-case scenario.