Cowboys 7-round 2024 NFL Mock Draft after losing Tyron Smith

The Cowboys have a lot of needs but not enough picks to fill them all
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We've seen inactivity from the Dallas Cowboys front office in the past but nothing like they've shown in 2024. Their approach to free agency this season feels almost criminal as they've seemingly gone out of their way to avoid making contact with free agents.

That's led to multiple holes on both sides of the ball since they lost Tyron Smith, Tyler Biadasz, Tony Pollard, Dorance Armstrong, and Dante Fowler. To combat those losses, they signed Eric Kendricks — a 32-year-old linebacker who does at least know Mike Zimmer very well.

Dallas continues to use the "all-in" phrase but they probably need Inigo Montoya to drop some knowledge with his line — "You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means."

While we can't get them to get out of their own way, we can at least look ahead to the 2024 NFL Draft with our latest mock. Here, we try and fill as many holes as we can, but admittedly, there might be too many at this point.

Round 1, Pick 24: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

As bad as the front office has been this offseason, two unpopular moves (or non-moves) that were actually the right decisions. One was not paying Tony Pollard. Perhaps he explodes for the Titans but given the fact that they were overpaying Ezekiel Elliott for years, it's refreshing to see them take a less emotional approach to the running back position.

The second wildly unpopular but correct move was allowing Tyron Smith to test the open market. It stings to see him leave but the man missed 23 games and played 28 over the past three seasons. That's a lot of missed time and as long as he was on the roster, they were never going to try and find their next long-term left tackle.

That's the goal here with Tyler Guyton from Oklahoma. An incredible pass blocker, Guyton played on the right side for the Sooners and will need to transition to the left. They could also kick the tires on Terence Steele as the left tackle but whatever they do, Guyton is a 10-year-plus starter on the offensive line.