Cowboys add fireworks on offense in 7-round 2024 mock draft

The Dallas Cowboys go heavy on offense in this 7-round mock and it could lead to an explosive offense

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A 12-win campaign ended in disappointment for the Dallas Cowboys who were thoroughly outplayed by the Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. That loss led to a feeling of hopelessness for the fan base but the truth is that this roster is still good enough to win, they just need a spark to get them fired up.

There will be some options in free agency but this front office has been rather hesitant to go after anyone who can command a large contract. That means they'll likely need any additional fireworks in 2024 to come from the draft. And in this mock, they're able to find that with a couple of explosive players on Day 2.

Round 1, Pick 24: Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon

Before diving into the exciting picks, the Cowboys use their first-round selection on Oregon center Jackson Powers-Johnson. Adding an offensive lineman is never a splashy move but as we've seen with Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, and Tyler Smith, it often leads to success for this front office.

With Tyler Biadasz entering free agency, the Cowboys find a way to upgrade the position with this selection. Powers-Johnson played guard early in his career but was a breakout star in 2023 when he became the full-time center.

Listed at 6-foot-3 and 320 pounds, Powers-Johnson has an NFL-sized frame and is a plug-and-play starter. He's very athletic for an offensive lineman and is balanced when it comes to pass protection and run blocking. The Cowboys could also use a left tackle but Powers-Johnson is the best player at his position and is a great value selection at No. 24.