Mike Mayock’s mock draft is one of the most intriguing every year, see who he has the Dallas Cowboys selecting.
The Dallas Cowboys had a successful 2014 season, finishing with a 12-4 record and as NFC East Champions. Despite being tied for the best record in the NFL, they still had to play in the Wild Card round. They beat the Detroit Lions before losing to the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round, in rather controversial fashion.
The Cowboys are looking to build upon that heading into the 2015 season, and it begins with the draft on Thursday night.
Mike Mayock’s mock draft is one of the most intriguing every year, so fans should take note. Last year Mayock had the Cowboys going with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. All the reasoning was there, he was a in-state kid, friends with Jerry Jones and a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Everyone was thinking Jerry wouldn’t be able to resist the marketing dream of Manziel being a Dallas Cowboy.
Mayock, like everyone else, got it wrong. Instead the Cowboys decided to draft Zack Martin, an interior offensive lineman who rewarded their faith with an All-Pro season. Martin was going to the Buffalo Bills at No. 9 to the Bills in Mayock’s draft last year, so the Cowboys got great value in that regard. But Mayock missed the mark as many did when Jones made a draft pick that was very un-Jerry like.
This year, Mayock has the Cowboys avoiding a running back and selecting Landon Collins from Alabama.
Heading into the draft this year the Cowboys have a few pressing needs, primarily running back, defensive end, and cornerback. Their defensive unit has been a patch work of players who have played above expectations the past couple of years to keep them competitive.
With the Philadelphia Eagles signing running back DeMarco Murray in free agency, many think the Cowboys will be looking for a running back to replace him in the draft.
The Cowboys had a lot of success carried them into the playoffs. They lost to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round and as a result pick 27th in the NFL Draft, near the end of the first-round.
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