NFL Draft: Possible 1st round targets for the Dallas Cowboys

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CLEVELAND (KXAN) — The Dallas Cowboys have a lot of draft capital at their disposal for the 2021 NFL Draft. How they use it will be key to re-tooling this roster with some defensive pillars to fix a poor unit in 2020.

The good news for the Cowboys — they could be taking the first defensive player of the draft.

With the No. 10 overall pick, the Cowboys should have almost every defensive player available on their list. The teams picking before the Cowboys are expected to focus on quarterback and offensive line. Dallas’ main targets are defensive backs and a linebacker.

The Cowboys have been linked to Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain, South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn and linebacker Micah Parsons. Most experts believe any of those three players will be immediate NFL starters, which is what every franchise wants out of its 1st round pick.

Dallas owns 10 draft picks for the weekend, giving the franchise numerous opportunities to move up for potential targets in the later rounds.

The NFL Draft starts Thursday at 7 p.m. in Cleveland.

Dallas Cowboys draft picks

  • Round 1 | No. 10 
  • Round 2 | No. 44 
  • Round 3 | No. 75
  • Round 3 | No. 99 
  • Round 4 | No. 115
  • Round 4 | No. 138 
  • Round 5 | No. 179 
  • Round 6 | No. 192
  • Round 6 | No. 227 
  • Round 7 | No. 238

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