NFL Draft 2024: Complete list of Cowboys picks, plus potential fits, first-round trades, and more

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If the Dallas Cowboys want to make a fourth straight trip to the playoffs next season, they need to make it through the 2024 NFL Draft.

They lost eight of their own players in free agency, tied for the third-most in an offseason in Cowboys history. Five of those losses were starters: running back Tony Pollard (Tennessee Titans), center Tyler Biadasz (Washington Commanders), left tackle Tyron Smith (New York Jets), defensive end Dorance Armstrong (Commanders of Washington) and defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins (Seattle Seahawks). ).

These losses occurred because Dallas was unable to revive quarterback Dak Prescott ($55.1 million cap hit in final year of contract), who led the NFL with 36 touchdown passes in 2023, and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb ($17.991 million cap hit in 2023). final year of contract), who led the NFL with 135 catches in 2023, to long-term extensions before hitting free agency. This would have allowed the Cowboys to distribute those cap numbers more evenly in future seasons. They signed two external free agents this offseason: Pro Bowl linebacker Eric Kendricks, 32 (one-year deal, $3 million) and 28-year-old journeyman running back Royce Freeman.

“We’re very happy with what we’ve done in free agency. All in. All in. All in,” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday. “We’re all on board with these kids. We’re all on board with this draft. We’re all on board with knowing you’ve got to go. We’ve made adjustments. … Again, without sounding at all on the defensive, The young people, the young people who come here and play are progressively viable We count on them and that’s what happened for us.

Here is every pick the Cowboys own heading into Thursday night.

1

24

2

56

3

87

5

174 (compensatory choice)

6

216 (compensatory choice)

7

233 (via Raiders trade)

7

244

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