Cowboys overcome terrible Trey Lance trade in 7-round 2024 mock draft

The Cowboys load up on picks in this trade-filled 7-round mock draft
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Round 3, Pick 93 (From Baltimore): Christian Mahogany, G, Boston College

The selection Dallas landed from Baltimore for dropping back in the first round comes up now and they land another potential starter. Boston College guard Christian Mahogany is a mauler in the run game but needs to work on his pass protection. He did improve over the past season but even with that being the case, the 6-foot-3, 314-pounder is known for opening up space for the running back to run free.

Dallas likes their starting guards, Zack Martin and Tyler Smith. Both are former first-round picks, although Smith was expected to replace Tyron Smith at left tackle one day. Mike McCarthy has said he's not ready to make a move just yet but with the way this draft falls, moving Smith to left tackle and placing Mahogany at guard makes sense and gives them five players with starting-caliber talent.

Round 4, Pick 104 (From Arizona): Maason Smith, DT, LSU

Arizona sent the Cowboys this pick earlier in our mock as they slid down in Round 2. For the first time in this mock, we land a prospect who is known as a developmental play — albeit one with enormous potential.

Maason Smith stands 6-foot-6 and 315 pounds, giving him much more length than the rest of the Dallas defensive tackles. The redshirt junior missed time in 2022 with a torn ACL which limited his development. He still relies too heavily on his physical traits but if Mike Zimmer can fix his technique, this could wind up being a home run.