Re-grading the Cowboys 2023 NFL Draft class one year later

The Cowboys 2023 draft class still has a lot to prove
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Round 3, Pick 90: DeMarvion Overshown, LB, Texas

This was the first player Dallas selected who looked ready for a large role in 2023. DeMarvion Overshown stood out during training camp and had nine tackles in the first two preseason games. Sadly, he tore his ACL in the second game.

Overshown missed his entire rookie campaign but there's a belief he can bounce back in 2024. Dallas might be putting too much faith in that since they did very little to add depth at linebacker — other than to replace Leighton Vander Esch with Eric Kendricks. But we can still hold out hope that he develops into a good player.

Grade: N/A

Round 4, Pick 129: Viliami Fehoko Jr., DE, San Jose State

A knee injury cost Viliami Fehoko a couple of months during his rookie season but even before that, he was a healthy scratch in every game. The Cowboys love position flexibility and wanted the 6-foot-4, 276-pounder to play both end and 3-tech, much like they did with Tyrone Crawford.

Perhaps he will get things figured out but for now, this is a forgotten pick that offered nothing in 2023. Using the 129th pick on a player who never sees the field isn't ideal.

Grade: D-

Round 5, Pick 169: Asim Richards, OT, North Carolina

Asim Richards played in eight games for the Cowboys and had just 39 snaps. Having said that, he played well in that limited time. Richards could be in line for a larger role this season after Tyron Smith left. He could even fight for a spot as a starter if they don't add another left tackle and move Tyler Smith there.

The struggles for the rest of the class might be helping this one get more credit than it deserves but at least Richards proved he belongs in the NFL.

Grade: B-