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Dallas Cowboys 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 2.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Dallas Cowboys from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Dallas Cowboys, check out our 2021 Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft Database.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Cowboys:

Rotoworld - Thor Nystrom (8/21)

27. Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan

Classic boom/bust scenario if Paye has played his last collegiate snap. The No. 1 athletic "Freakā€ on Bruce Feldman's list this fall, the 6-4, 271-pound Paye boasts an insane 6.37 second 3-cone, which would have topped all participants at the 2020 combine. Paye also has tested better than any defensive lineman or EDGE at the 2020 combine with a 4.57 forty and 4.15 pro shuttle time. Paye also owns a 34-inch vertical, 30 reps on the bench press, and a mind-blowing 11.3 in the 60-yard shuttle. Paye is extremely raw, more ball-of-clay-athlete than pure pass rusher at this time, but he still posted 50 tackles, 12.5 TFL and 6.5 sacks last season in his first year as a full-time starter, with a solid 77.8 PFF pass-rushing grade.

PFF - Mike Renner (8/19)

27. Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama

The Cowboys are entering 2020 with a hope and a prayer at the cornerback position after losing Byron Jones in free agency. Surtain could change that. He was starting as a true freshman for the Tide back in 2018 and earned a 78.7 coverage grade that season. At 6-foot-2, 202 pounds, Surtain has an ideal size-and-length combination, but his lack of elite speed could drop him a bit.

The Draft Network - Kyle Crabbs (8/19)

26. Caden Sterns, S, Texas

Dallas has been flirting with upgrading safety for two years now between Earl Thomas and Jamal Adams. Neither turned out in their favor, so pegging a local prospect to play on the back end seems like the right move here. Sterns had a terrific freshman season and showed a strong nose for the football -- and with so much speed at linebacker in front of him, Sterns' lack of appeal as an alley filler can be appeased.

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Dallas Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projections

NFL franchises need to cut their current roster to 53 players by September 5th at 4:00 p.m. ET.

With NFL training camps opening up, we will track 53-man roster projections for the Dallas Cowboys from various local beat writers.

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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Dallas Cowboys

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Dallas Cowboys rank in terms of average, best and worst in our consensus Post-Draft NFL Power Rankings:

Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for the Cowboys in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 11

It's a slight climb since our last rankings, in which the Cowboys were No. 12 after free agency, after what was widely considered to be a very good draft by the Jones family. None of us could have imagined CeeDee Lamb falling into the Cowboys' laps, and while wide receiver wasn't a pressing need for the Cowboys, the reality is that it looks like their best chance to win this year is going to be through a loaded, high-scoring offense. And things are as optimistic as ever in Dallas.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 10

They had a nice draft, and receiver CeeDee Lamb will help the offense, but does the Dak Prescott contract situation impact this team? I think it can.

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Dallas Cowboys: 2020 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule with results for the Cowboys in 2020.

WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sept. 13vs. Los Angeles Rams8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 2Sun., Sept. 20vs. Atlanta Falcons1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 3Sun., Sept. 27vs. Seattle Seahawks4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 4vs. Cleveland Browns1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 11vs. New York Giants4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 6Sun., Oct. 18vs. Arizona Cardinals8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 7Sun., Oct. 25vs. Washington Redskins1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 8Sun., Nov. 1vs. Philadelphia Eagles8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 8vs. Pittsburgh Steelers4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 10BYE
Week 11Sun., Nov. 22vs. Minnesota Vikings4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 12Sun., Nov. 29vs. Washington Redskins4:30 PM / Tickets
Week 13Thu., Dec. 3at Baltimore Ravens8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 14Sun., Dec. 13vs. Cincinnati Bengals1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 20vs. San Francisco 49ers8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 27vs. Philadelphia Eagles4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 3vs. New York Giants1:00 PM / Tickets

The Dallas Cowboys have the 30th-most difficult schedule based on the record of last year's opponents (2020 NFL strength of schedule).

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Dallas Cowboys - 2020 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2020 NFL Draft picks selected by the Dallas Cowboys.

117CeeDee LambWROklahoma
251Trevon DiggsCBAlabama
382Neville GallimoreDTOklahoma
4123Reggie Robinson IICBTulsa
4146Tyler BiadaszCWisconsin
5179Bradlee AnaeEDGEUtah
7231Ben DiNucciQBJames Madison

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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

Taking an average of the fantasy football points allowed in 2019 by every team's 2020 opponents, we have an idea of how easy or difficult the upcoming schedule is for each team's position groups for the 2020 season.

Below is where the Dallas Cowboys rank in 2020 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule:

Pos.Avg. (Rank)Playoffs (Rank)Full SOS grids
QB16.14 (8)51.71 (14)2020 Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule
RB17.21 (20)48.82 (28)2020 Fantasy Football RB Strength of Schedule
WR21.19 (5)70.41 (7)2020 Fantasy Football WR Strength of Schedule
TE7.11 (14)18.5 (30)2020 Fantasy Football TE Strength of Schedule
Average = per game average allowed by 2020 opponents for Weeks 1 to 16.
Playoffs = sum of averages for opponents in Weeks 14 to 16.

MORE: Weekly breakdown of Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Football Projections

Not only do we have fantasy football projections by positions, we have team-by-team fantasy projections as well.

Here are our projections for the Dallas Cowboys running backs for the 2020 NFL season:

Ezekiel Elliott290.41306.89.4454.64152.32242.74
A little less involved as a receiver in 2019 (54/420/2) than 2018 (77/567/3), Elliott has exceeded 300 carries every year except for his 10-game 2017 season and he's led the NFL in rushing yards per game in three of four seasons. Guaranteed for a massive workload behind one of the league's top offensive lines and in one of the league's most prolific offenses, Elliott is a slam-dunk top-three pick in 2020.
Tony Pollard88448.82.222178.21.2183.16
Based on his talent, Pollard probably deserves more snaps and touches than he got as a rookie, but he's purely a handcuff to Elliott. Pollard, who averaged 5.29 yards per carry as a rookie, got double-digit carries in only four games where the Cowboys' average margin of victory was 24.25 points. If Elliott were to miss any time, however, Pollard would become a must-start.
Rico Dowdle4.418.30.080002.31

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Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2020 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

Dak Prescott Average Draft Position

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Dallas Cowboys Stats

The franchise statistical leaders for the Dallas Cowboys are listed in the table below:

Statistical CategoryLeader
Passing YardageTony Romo - 34,183
Rushing YardageEmmitt Smith - 17,162
Receiving YardageJason Witten - 12,977
SacksDeMarcus Ware - 117
InterceptionsMel Renfro - 52
Coaching WinsTom Landry - 250

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