2019 NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys
It’s time to talk draft Dallas Cowboys fans . . . draft picks, rounds, team needs, and prospects to watch.
by Nat L. Faybian • Senior Writer • @natlfaybian • nlfmockdraft.com • March 9, 2019 • Updated: April 8, 2019
The Cowboys are looking to build on the success they had in 2018. They traded away their 2019 first round draft pick for Amari Cooper, a trade that proved to be savvy. This year, Jones has brought TE Jason Witten out of retirement. The time to win is now. Look for Jerry Jones to pull a few more ticks out of his hat before the season begins. and make another run for the NFC East title.
2019 draft picks
*Indicates Compensatory Pick.
- Tight End
- Offensive Tackle
- Slot Receiver
- Defensive Tackle
- Strong Safety
Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence signed a new five-year deal. Still, the Cowboys need add quality depth to the defensive end position. And one has to wonder, can Randy Gregory stay on the field? Look for a boost along the interior d-line too. There were struggles in the defensive backfield – bringing in a corner or two and a strong safety should be in the plan.
Armani Cooper was a success from the moment he stepped on the field in Dallas. They have a deep threat, so a picking up a talented slot receiver would round out the WR corps. Wittens return signals just how backly the team needs a playmaker at TE. Expect them to upgrade the offensive tackle spot as well.
Prospects to watch
Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
Jerry Jones isn’t afraid to roll the dice if he thinks he can hit it out of the park. Williams has a lot of swag … and incredible speed (4.39) to go with plenty of natural ability. Shows good short area burst and long arms. At 6-2, he’s just the size of CB you want lining up against taller receivers.
Diontae Johnson, WR, Toledo
Johnson was named the Mid-American Conference special teams player of the year and earned first-team All-MAC honors at WR. The junior caught 49 passes for 761 receiving yards and eight touchdowns this season. In this career, he had seven TD receptions, one punt return TD, and one TD off a kickoff return. His 23 career TD receptions ranks fifth all-time at UT.
Daylon Mack, DT, Texas A&M
Mack (6-foot-1, 320 pounds) showed to be an absolute bull in the middle throughout the week of the Senior Bowl. He displayed outstanding physical power and leverage. He’ll be a good run-stuffer.
Players to Watch: S Johnathan Abram, Mississippi; CB Blace Brown, Troy; WR Emanuel Hall, Missouri; WR Mecole Hardman, Georgia; RB Damien Harris, Alabama; K Marc Orozco, Grambling; WR Deebo Samuel, So. Carolina; QB Jordan Ta’amu, Mississippi; RB Xavier Turner, Tarleton State; and DT Gerald Willis, Miami.
Owner/GM: Jerry Jones | Head Coach: Jason Garrett | Offensive Coordinator: Kellen Moore | Defensive Coordinator: Rod Marinelli
Recent Top Draft selections:
2018: R1 Leighton Vander Esch LB | R2 Connor Williams OT
2017: R1 Taco Charlton DE | R2 Chidobe Awuzie CB
2016: R1 Ezekiel Elliot RB | R3 Maliek Collins DT
2015: R1 Byron Jones DB | R3 Randy Gregory DE