2024 NFL Draft Grades: Dallas Cowboys

The 2024 NFL Draft is now in the rearview mirror, and we have compiled a consensus ranking using NFL draft grades from a variety of sites.

What draft grades have the media given to the Dallas Cowboys? What are they saying about the Cowboys' 2024 draft haul?

NFL.com - Grade: A-

Day 1 grade: A
Day 2 grade: A-
Day 3 grade: B

Analysis: Gaining a third-round pick in a move down the board and still landing a starting tackle made for a successful Thursday night for Dallas. Kneeland and Beebe should prove to be excellent values, while Liufau will be a solid addition to the middle of the Cowboys' defense. The Notre Dame 'backer was picked a bit early for my taste, though.

In Round 5, Dallas added Carson, a versatile corner/safety who was considered a Day 2 prospect near the start of last season. Flournoy has the tools to make the squad his rookie year. The Cowboys did not take a running back with any of their eight picks, leaving a sizable hole on their roster they'll still need to fill this offseason. Dallas had four picks within the top 90 selections, but were without a fourth-rounder, having sent theirs to San Francisco last August for Trey Lance. That investment could work out quite well if the former No. 3 overall pick is able to find his game at the pro level.

ESPN - Grade: B-

Top needs entering the draft: Offensive line, running back, linebacker

The Cowboys have been hamstrung by their salary cap situation this offseason, resulting in the departures of starters at several key positions, including offensive linemen Tyron Smith and Tyler Biadasz, running back Tony Pollard and wide receiver Michael Gallup. They haven't really replaced any of those players; the only free agent addition they've made is linebacker Eric Kendricks. That made this draft extra important for Dallas, which absolutely had to take rookie starters in the first and second rounds. So how did team owner Jerry Jones & Co. fare?

Not bad. The Cowboys were able to trade down five spots in Round 1, pick up an extra third-rounder and still get their guy. Tyler Guyton (29) is going to get a chance to be their starter at left tackle, and from what I see on tape, I think he can make the move over from the right side. He has special ability as a pass-protector and can get to the second level in a hurry in the run game.

Defensive end Marshawn Kneeland (56) and guard Cooper Beebe (73) have the talent to step in and play significant snaps as rookies. Kneeland is excellent against the run and has developed pass-rush moves. Marist Liufau (87) was a reach on my board, but I know Dallas wants to be better against the run, and he'll help there. Caelen Carson (174) is an underrated cornerback who was a starter for four seasons at Wake Forest.

What keeps Dallas from a higher grade? Not taking a running back in place of Liufau, particularly with several really good ones available.

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Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft Roundup 3.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Dallas Cowboys from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

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

ESPN - Mel Kiper (2/28)

24. Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Mims has even fewer college starts than Guyton, as he was limited to just eight over the past three seasons because of injuries and draft picks in front of him on the Bulldogs' depth chart. But when he did play, he made defenders look silly. Mims, 6-7 and 340, allowed zero sacks and just five total pressures across 372 career pass blocks. Will NFL teams be scared off by his limited experience, or will they draft him high based on his size and potential? I lean toward the latter, because he was that good when he got on the field.

To make room for Mims, the Cowboys could part ways with longtime left tackle Tyron Smith, who's a free agent, or have him compete with Terence Steele on the right side. He played right tackle in college but has the talent to play both sides.

The Athletic - CFB Writers (2/27)

24. Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

The Cowboys have options here, but the offense has lacked a WR2 alongside CeeDee Lamb since the Amari Cooper trade. The 6-4 Coleman is a physical specimen who had 11 touchdowns on 50 catches for FSU last season. There's no such thing as a 50-50 ball with Coleman, especially matched up against No. 2 cornerbacks. Give Dak Prescott another elite receiving weapon. — Vannini

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2023 NFL Power Rankings: Dallas Cowboys

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 18 roundup for the Dallas Cowboys in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 3

Biggest offseason contract to watch: QB Dak Prescott

The Cowboys have several contract situations to solve in the offseason, but the biggest is Prescott's deal. He is set to count $59.4 million against the salary cap as he enters the final year of his deal. The Cowboys have said they want to sign him to a long-term deal, and they don't have the leverage of using the franchise tag in 2025. While they want to get long-term deals done with CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons as well, getting their quarterback locked up after his best season is a must and will be costly. But Jerry and Stephen Jones look at it as the cost of doing business when it comes to that position. -- Todd Archer

NFL.com -- Rank: 3

They largely played a good game against the Lions, which was important to see, even if it came down to a controversial penalty on Detroit's late two-point conversation. The Cowboys didn't look quite as invulnerable at home as they have for most games at AT&T Stadium over the past few years, letting things start to slip away late on Saturday. The tables certainly turned the following day with the Eagles' loss to the Cardinals, which suddenly made Dallas the massive favorite to clinch the NFC East title in Week 18. Setting aside Philly's loss, this win was significant for the Cowboys, who otherwise would have extended a losing streak.

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2023 NFL Predictions: NFC East

Before the start of the season, we will post NFL division-by-division predictions for the 2023 NFL regular season and postseason.

Instead of projecting an outright winner and loser in all 272 regular-season games, we've assigned a win probability to each team in every game and totaled them up.

The four NFC East teams are projected to win the third-most games combined as a division, but the most out of the four NFC divisions, in our 2023 full-season projections.

See where the Cowboys stand in our 2023 NFC East Predictions

2023 Fantasy Football Projections: Dallas Cowboys

Our Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the Dallas Cowboys.

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Dak Prescott558.3374.14159.330.7113.9663.7261.21.91298.87
Cooper Rush29.718206.41.140.564.97.40.0712.86
Trey Lance5.93.542.

Dak Prescott: Prescott missed five games after getting injured in the season opener. From Week 7 (when he returned from injury) through the end of the season, Prescott was fantasy's QB6 — QB7 on a PPG basis. Even without Dalton Schultz as a security blanket, Prescott's overall weapons are improved with a better WR2 (Brandin Cooks). In addition, Michael Gallup should be better, now that he's another year removed from his ACL tear.

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Dallas Cowboys: 2023 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Dallas Cowboys in 2023.

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Week 1Sun., Sep. 10at New York GiantsW 40-0
Week 2Sun., Sep. 17vs. New York JetsW 30-10
Week 3Sun., Sep. 24at Arizona CardinalsL 28-16
Week 4Sun., Oct. 1vs. New England PatriotsW 38-3
Week 5Sun., Oct. 8at San Francisco 49ersL 42-10
Week 6Mon., Oct. 16at Los Angeles ChargersW 20-17
Week 7BYE
Week 8Sun., Oct. 29vs. Los Angeles RamsW 43-20
Week 9Sun., Nov. 5at Philadelphia EaglesL 28-23
Week 10Sun., Nov. 12vs. New York GiantsW 49-17
Week 11Sun., Nov. 19at Carolina PanthersW 33-10
Week 12Thu., Nov. 23vs. Washington CommandersW 45-10
Week 13Thu., Nov. 30vs. Seattle SeahawksW 41-35
Week 14Sun., Dec. 10vs. Philadelphia EaglesW 33-13
Week 15Sun., Dec. 17at Buffalo BillsL 31-10
Week 16Sun., Dec. 24at Miami DolphinsL 22-20
Week 17Sat., Dec. 30vs. Detroit LionsW 20-19
Week 18Sun., Jan. 7at Washington CommandersW 38-10

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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

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Dallas Cowboys - 2024 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2024 NFL Draft picks selected by the Dallas Cowboys.

129Tyler GuytonOTOklahoma
256Marshawn KneelandEDGEWestern Michigan
373Cooper BeebeGKansas State
387Marist LiufauLBNotre Dame
5174Caelen CarsonCBWake Forest
6216Ryan FlournoyWRSE Missouri State
7233Nathan ThomasOTLouisiana
7244Justin RogersDTAuburn

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