Cowboys 7-round mock draft: Dak Prescott traded and rebuild begins

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Cowboys round 1, pick 11: OT Taliese Fuaga

The Cowboys gain picks 11 and 108 in 2024 along with Minnesota’s first round pick and third round pick in 2025 all in exchange for Prescott. The Vikings find themselves in a loaded QB division suddenly and need a ready-made player like Prescott to stay in the mix.

The Cowboys get two first round picks (MN keeps their other first rounder in 2024) and a pair of Day 2 picks to pull the trigger. It gives them ammunition next year if they need to trade up in the draft to target a blue-chip QB prospect and allows them to test drive Lance this year in his first true audition.

Fuaga is a player the Cowboys have been curiously scouting from the start. Most of their other interests have realistically fallen into their range of picks but nearly every source predicts Fuaga will be gone well before 24. This situation is why Dallas scouted him.

In Fuaga the Cowboys get arguably the second-best LT in the draft. His selection allows Tyler Smith to stay at LG where he appears to be a perennial All-Pro and allows Dallas to turn their attention to the center position in upcoming rounds.

Fuaga, 6-foot-6, 324-pounds, is built for the part. The Oregon State RT is expected to transition to LT easily. 33-inch arms and 81-inch wingspan meet’s Dallas demands in a prospect and his high character standing (team captain in 2023) help sell him as a mature professional worthy of a top-15 pick.