Cowboys projected depth chart after the 2024 NFL Draft

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It was a long three days, but the 2024 NFL Draft is a wrap. The Dallas Cowboys made eight selections in total after trading back in round one. It's obviously as early as possible in the evaluation process, but it says a lot that the initial reviews of the Cowboys' draft class are overwhelmingly positive.

This time last year there was a different feeling post-draft. Let's not go there, though. In this showcase, Dallas put on a show. When all is said and done, they could have drafted four future starters with their first four picks.

At the very least, first-round pick Tyler Guyton and third-rounder Cooper Beebe are in contention to start right away. Additionally, second-round choice Marshawn Kneeland could command a hefty role on the defensive line and second third-rounder Marist Liufau could leave a strong early impression on Mike Zimmer.

Now that the draft has concluded, let's project Dallas' 2024 depth chart.

Cowboys projected depth chart after the 2024 NFL Draft

Quarterback: Dak Prescott, Cooper Rush, Trey Lance

Adam Schefter tried to stir up drama when he named the Cowboys as a "sleeper" team that could target a quarterback early in the draft. That was never in the cards. Not only is Dallas committed to Prescott (at least verbally), but the roster had too many holes to justify taking a QB at any point in the draft. It'll be interesting to see if Lance can beat out Rush for the backup job. If he does, Rush could be floated as trade bait before the 2024 season.

Running back: Rico Dowdle, Royce Freeman, Malik Davis, Deuce Vaughn

Incredibly, the COwboys did not take a running back in the draft. They've signed multiple undrafted free agents so that will be fun to monitor throughout the offseason. It seems like a given that Ezekiel Elliott will join this group and he might sit atop the depth chart when all is said and done as Dallas appears hell-bent on spending the minimum number of resources at the position.

Wide receiver: CeeDee Lamb, Brandin Cooks, Jalen Tolbert, Jalen Brooks, KaVontae Turpin, Ryan Flournoy

The Cowboys used their sixth-round compensatory pick on South Eastern Missouri product Ryan Flournoy, who's one of the best athletes in the 2024 class. He'll provide extra competition during training camp and could even push Martavis Bryant, David Durden, and Jalen Cropper out of the picture. Moving higher up the depth chart, Turpin is a roster lock while Tolbert will have to fend off Brooks for the WR3 role behind Lamb and Cooks.