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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Round 3: Zak Zinter, OG, Michigan

Dallas needs to add depth to their offensive line and ideally, they need to kick Tyler Smith out to left tackle. While Tyron Smith has been doing great when he's on the field, his injury history remains a point of concern. That's why adding Zak Zinter in Round 3 makes sense.

If they want to keep Tyron Smith, they can continue with the same lineup while Zinter gives them a solid backup guard. If they want to let him walk in free agency, Zinter can fight for a starting spot while Tyler Smith transitions to the blindside full-time.

Round 7: Tyrice Knight, LB, UTEP

Dallas traded the majority of their day three picks in order to land Trey Lance, Stephon Gilmore, and Brandin Cooks. It was all worth it but they need to hope they hit on their picks in Rounds 1-3. As for their final selections in Round 7, they look for traits they can develop.

With their first pick in the final round, they take Tyrice Knight from UTEP. The 6-2, 240-pound linebacker is a sure tackler who twice topped 100 tackles in a year. He's also been able to get after the quarterback often this season and while his ticket to the roster will be special teams, he's still a player Dan Quinn would love to work with.

Round 7, Pick 2: Elijah Jones, CB, Boston College

Speaking of players Quinn would love to work with, the final pick in this mock ends up being Elijah Jones from Boston College. Standing 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, Jones has the long arms that Quinn covets in his defensive backs.

Jones has five picks this season but there will be plenty of teams that pass on him due in large part to his age. Jones took advantage of a redshirt freshman campaign in 2018 and due to new NCAA rules was able to get a sixth season as well. He's been in college as long as Stetson Bennett and Bo Nix but he's still worth a late-round flier.

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