Cowboys crank up the heat on Dak Prescott in 7-round 2024 Mock Draft

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The Dallas Cowboys have shifted their focus to team building now that the sun has set on the 2024 NFL season. With Mike Zimmer now locked in as defensive coordinator, the entire coaching staff and scouting department has likely started their assessments of prospects as they prepare for the NFL Draft.

Will McClay, the Cowboys' Vice President of Player Personnel and his staff know that they didn’t have the best draft last season with many rookies not being able to contribute in 2023. This time around they are going to need to make sure they can identify players they believe can come in and make an immediate impact on this roster quickly or risk having another underwhelming draft class in 2024.

With mock draft season upon us let’s take a crack at this and see what are able to come up with for the Cowboys in a hypothetical draft where the team stands pat with its current allotment of selections.

With the 24th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:

Jackson Powers-Johnson , C, Oregon

Overall PFF Grade: 84.3

Powers-Johnson is arguably the best center in this year’s draft and the Cowboys need a center that can hold up against powerful defensive tackles in the NFL. Free agent Tyler Biadasz did his best, but he just couldn’t handle the players lined up against him at crucial points in games. Powers-Johnson has the size, strength, and athletic ability you want out of a center, he can hold up against powerful defensive tackles and has the agility and quickness to get to the second level of a defense to take on linebackers and safety. Powers-Johnson the last three season at Oregon hasn’t allowed a sack, one registered quarterback hit, and three quarterback hurries.

We’ve seen the Cowboys go after a center in the first round when they selected Travis Frederick. This team could be looking to make that move again in the hopes of building another dominant offensive line and if they can get a quality center, they will be one step closer.

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