Cowboys have no regrets with this year’s draft picks
The 2019 NFL Draft came with its fair share of mixed reviews for the Dallas Cowboys. Regardless, it appears the Cowboys’ brass is happy with how things ultimately played out.
Dallas seemed to put an emphasis on depth rather than making a splash in this year’s draft. Vice president of player personnel Will McClay is optimistic about this year’s rookie class, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News:
“None at all. I think we did some really, really good things. … It’s having young guys to come in and compete and give us an opportunity to be good for a long time.”
This year’s batch of picks does not feature many high-profile players. Of course, the overhaul looks much better considering Dallas gave up a first-rounder in order to acquire wide receiver Amari Cooper during the 2018 NFL season.
It is safe to say that the front office has no buyer’s remorse when it comes to selecting Cooper over the players that were available at that point in the draft.
Dallas kicked things off by fortifying their line on both sides of the ball after using their first two picks on defensive tackle Trysten Hill and offensive guard Connor McGovern. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the fact that they decided to take running backs in the fourth round and seventh round.
Although they already have a premier workhorse in running back Ezekiel Elliott, it is clear they were hoping to add some depth to their backfield.
While many have questioned the picks, the Cowboys’ front office has built up a solid track record in recent years when it comes to the draft.
It will be interesting to see if they manage to come up with another steal in the 2019 NFL season.