4 NFC East draft moves that would spell disaster for Cowboys

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Football fans are understandably anxious in the build up to the NFL Draft. The excitement is palpable, and so is the sheer hope that their team doesn't screw it up. When it comes to the Dallas Cowboys, fans largely don't have to worry about the draft.

Like any team, the Cowboys have swung and miss over the years, but their batting average -- especially in the first round -- is better than most teams. The selection of Tyler Smith in the first round last year was widely criticized and he proved to be the best linemen from the 2022 class by a distant margin.

Dallas needs to hit with similar efficiency if they're to reclaim the NFC East crown from the hated Eagles. On the flip side, Mike McCarthy's side could struggle to accomplish that goal if their division rivals -- not just Philly -- pull off these four moves in the 2023 NFL Draft.

4 NFC East draft moves that'd spell trouble for Cowboys

4. Commanders draft tight end at No. 16 overall

The Commanders could go several directions with this pick. An offensive tackle is feasible and multiple mocks have them taking Bijan Robinson.

With Charles Leno and Sam Cosmi in place as the left and right tackles, and Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson in the backfield, Washington can afford to address another part of its offense -- the tight end position, which has a big hole with Logan Thomas regressing mightily after a torn ACL suffered in 2021.

"Who cares if the Commanders add another pass catcher if they don't have a quarterback?" Good point, but he -- presumably Utah's Dalton Kincaid -- would represent another weapon for the Cowboys' defense to account for.

Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson form a top-five trio in the NFL. While Sam Howell nor Jacoby Brissett is the answer, their job will be made easier by their surrounding talent. Throw Kincaid into the mix and Washington has the makings to be a scary offense if they get adequate QB play.

And what happens when they potentially add a good quarterback in the near future? That could happen now that Dan Snyder is gone.

Nobody should shake in their boots if the Commanders nabbed Kincaid, but it would give us a little pause given how much talent is already on that offense.