Cowboys take massive risks in 7-round 2024 NFL mock draft

High risk, high reward for the Cowboys in the 2024 NFL Draft?
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4. 174th overall: Marist Liufau, LB, Notre Dame

The Cowboys lost a ton of personnel defensively and the linebacker position is getting a lot of turnover. That's a crucial position in Mike Zimmer's defense, so Dallas is going to need to add some depth there.

One player who could make some sense on Day 3 is Notre Dame's Marist Liufau, who racked up 95 total tackles and 10.0 tackles for loss over the last two seasons. Liufau has the ability to play special teams right away for the Cowboys but he could develop into a starter in Zimmer's defense with the third down versatility he showed at Notre Dame.

5. 216th overall: Charles Turner III, C, LSU

The Cowboys lost starting center Tyler Biadasz in free agency and while they could look to replace him a lot earlier than this, but they also took a risk when they took BIadasz as a possible starter as just a 5th-round pick.

Charles Turner was a two-year starter at LSU after transitioning from the tackle position and he might have both the physicality and athletic traits to be able to step in and contribute right away as a rookie.