Cowboys select Ohio State star in way-too-early 2024 NFL Mock Draft

Mar 7, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, USA;  Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Denzel Burke (10) works out during
Mar 7, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Denzel Burke (10) works out during / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA
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The Dallas Cowboys haven't gotten to see their class of 2023 hit the field yet in the regular season but that won't stop us from already looking ahead.

Dallas will have several holes to fill ahead of the 2024 campaign due to expiring contracts, which lets us know where they could be looking when they decide on their next class of rookies. With that being said, here's a look at a 'way-too-early' Cowboys 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

Cowboys Round 1 pick: Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State

Stephon Gilmore was a huge addition this offseason and he gives Dallas not only another legit starter across from Trevon Diggs, but it affords them more time to develop Kelvin Joseph and Nahshon Wright.

In the end, neither of them feels like the answer and re-signing Gilmore would be difficult given the fact that Diggs is due for a massive pay raise. That's why they go cornerback in Round 1 and in this mock draft (courtesy of Pro Football Network), Denzel Burke is the choice.

Burke hails from Ohio State, a program known for defensive back talent. He stands 6-foot and 190-pounds and another strong campaign could be enough to make him a Round 1 selection.

Cowboys Round 2 pick: Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin

Tony Pollard is playing on the franchise tag and while it would be great to see him continue to wear the star on his helmet, the price tag could be too high. Someone will pay Pollard — and he deserves it — but it might not be Dallas after the way they were burnt by Ezekiel Elliott.

That's where Braelon Allen comes in. The Wisconsin product is a bulldozer at 6-foot-2 and 238 pounds. He's put up 2,510 yards and 23 touchdowns in two seasons and would be a perfect complement to the undersized and speedy Deuce Vaughn.