5 local prospects Cowboys may select in 2024 NFL Draft

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4. OL Brandon Coleman

A three-year starter at TCU, Coleman didn't allow any sacks in 2023 even though he played hurt. His spatial awareness and versatility make him a potential third round target for the Cowboys. It wouldn't come as a shock if Coleman went off the board as high as round two.

Coleman played extensively at left tackle and left guard in college, but he also got snaps at right guard and right tackle. He's likely being scouted as a guard, which is a sneaky need for Dallas given Zack Martin is entering the final year of his contract, but his experience at both tackle positions and athleticism should allow him to make an emergency start at OT if need be.

3. DT D'Vondre Sweat

Initially regarded as a second-round pick, there's now a slim chance that Sweat is drafted before day three thanks to conditioning and off-field questions. The former Longhorn weighed in at 393 pounds after the College Football Playoff and was recently arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Sweat's stock has plummeted but he makes for an interesting dart throw on day three. That could work in the Cowboys' favor as they don't have the luxury of taking a nose tackle early given how many holes are on the roster. If they shore up the offensive line and RB position early, Sweat could fall right into their lap.