Cowboys Day 2 picks: When does Dallas pick next?

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Dare we say that Dallas Cowboys fans are pleased with their front office? That seems to be the general consensus after the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Though the board played into the Cowboys' hand, they executed a trade-back with the Lions to pick up an extra pick on day two.

They moved back to the No. 29 overall pick and took Oklahoma tackle Tyler Guyton, who'll be the team's new left tackle. By trading back, the Cowboys acquired the No. 73 overall selection in the third round. This gives them three picks to work with Friday, so that's three more roster holes that can be plugged.

It's important that Cowboys fans know when the team is picking on day two, which features the second and third rounds. With an extra pick to account for, let's get into the team's next picks and give a general background of said picks to give folks an idea of what to expect.

When do the Cowboys pick next?

The Cowboys own the No. 56 overall pick in the second round and the No. 73 and 87 overall pick in round three on day two. Look for Dallas to address running back and linebacker with two of these selections.

Recent history of Cowboys Day 2 picks

  • Luke Schoonmaker - Round 2, 2023
  • DeMarvion Overshown - Round 3, 2023
  • Sam Williams - Round 2, 2022 
  • Jalen Tolbert - Round 3, 2022 
  • Kelvin Joseph - Round 2, 2021
  • Osa Odighizuwa - Round 3, 2021
  • Chauncey Golston - Round 3, 2021
  • Nahshon Wright - Round 3, 2021
  • Trevon Diggs - Round 2, 2020
  • Neville Gallimore - Round 3, 2020

The Cowboys are the gold standard of drafting in round one, but their track record in round two leaves a lot to be desired. Schoonmaker and Joseph are big whiffs and the jury is still out on Williams as he enters a pivotal year three. Round three has been better to Dallas, but the resume is far from spotless.

Last five No. 56 overall picks:

  • Mecole Hardman, WR, Chiefs 
  • Raekwon Davis, DT, Dolphins 
  • De’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Seahawks
  • Sam Williams, DE, Cowboys 
  • Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Bears

By and large, this is a strong five-pack. Hardman's production has fluctuated in his career, but he caught the game-winning TD in this year's Super Bowl. Davis has developed into a starter for Miami, Williams has flashed potential in Dallas and Stevenson had a strong rookie year as the Bears' No. 2 corner. Eskridge was a huge miss by Seattle, as he's played just 24 games in three seasons.

Last five No. 73 overall picks:

  • Jalin Hyatt, WR, Giants 
  • Jelani Woods, TE, Colts
  • Milton Williams, DT, Eagles 
  • DaVon Hamilton, DT, Jaguars 
  • David Montgomery, RB, Bears

Not a great track record here. The jury is still out on Hyatt, who showed real promise as a rookie receiver, but Williams and Hamilton are major whiffs. Montgomery is the lone standout among this grouping of picks.

Last five No. 87 overall picks:

  • Damien Harris, RB, Patriots 
  • Anfernee Jennings, LB, Patriots 
  • Kendrick Green, OL, Steelers 
  • Cameron Thomas, DE, Cardinals 
  • Ji’Ayir Brown, S, 49ers

This is a very mixed bag of results. Harris enjoyed a strong start to his career in New England, but injuries forced him to retire at 27 years old. Jennings came on strong in 2023 after starting just seven games over his first three years. The Steelers actually traded Green in August, while Thomas has played just 28% of the snaps in Arizona to start his career. Brown had a big impact for the 49ers in year one with four passes defended and two interceptions in 15 games.

Luckily, the Cowboys' track record in round three says they should do much better than what these teams have accomplished with the No. 87 overall pick the last five years.

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