Dallas Cowboys load up on offensive weapons in 2024 NFL mock draft

The Dallas Cowboys will need replacements at running back and wide receiver and they take care of that in this 2024 mock draft
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So far in 2023, the Dallas Cowboys have been one of the top teams in the entire NFC. They're 8-3 and their offense is finally starting to click. That's been a recipe for success since the defense has been on fire throughout the year.

Dak Prescott is currently having an MVP-caliber season with 23 touchdowns against just six picks — while completing 70 percent of his passing attempts. As good as he's been, the Cowboys need to continue to build up their talent around him. That includes replacing some of their veterans with young playmakers, which is exactly what they do in this 2024 NFL mock draft.

Round 1: Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State

Brandin Cooks has been great over the past few weeks following a slot start. He now has 33 receptions for 452 yards with four touchdowns. While the Cowboys expected more, they should be able to lean on him again in 2024 since he's under contract for one more season.

That is unless they decide to move on. Making him a post-June 1 cut would free up $8 million while leaving just $2 million in dead space. It would be better to keep him and move on from Michael Gallup, who would save $9.5 million in space as a post-June 1 cut but he would count $4.35 million in dead money.

Whatever they decide to do, the Cowboys are likely to start looking for a younger WR2 in the upcoming draft. In this mock, Emeka Egbuka from Ohio State is still there late in Round 1 and he's an ideal fit for this offense. He's used to being the No. 2 target having played alongside Marvin Harrison, Jr., and knows how to make a defense pay for focusing too much on the top threat.

Egbuka is listed at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds offering up excellent size for the position. He's great at beating zome coverage and has the speed to get deep. What really makes him great for Dallas is his ability to create after the catch, which is something CeeDee Lamb has also excelled at during his tenure.