With less than two weeks away from the start of the NFL Draft, mock drafts are being published at a rapid rate. When it comes to the Dallas Cowboys, everybody has an opinion on what the team should do through the seven rounds.

Wide receiver and offensive line are the two prominent needs on the team entering the draft. Pass rusher is another position that will likely be addressed at some point during draft weekend.

The Dallas Cowboys will add a handful of different positions through the draft — be it a glaring need or not. That takes us to Dane Brugler’s latest mock draft, who has the Cowboys taking a running back late.


NFL Draft
Jan 1, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baylor Bears running back Abram Smith (7) runs the ball against the Mississippi Rebels during the second half of the 2022 Sugar Bowl at the Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard are firmly on the roster for the upcoming season. That means that the running back position is not a need that has to be addressed this offseason.

With that said, the position becomes a question mark following the 2022 season. There is a real chance that Elliott could be playing his last season in Dallas, while Pollard is set to hit free agency.

Therefore, it might not be a bad idea to add a running back in this year’s draft. One, for insurance in case of injury. Two, for insurance following the season.

Brugler sees the Cowboys adding former Baylor Bears back Abram Smith on day-three of the NFL Draft. Smith was the workhorse for the Big 12-champion Bears and has a chance to be a quality addition.

“Smith won’t be an ideal fit for every scheme, but he is tailor-made for outside/split zone run game with his one-cut quickness and feel for lane development,” Brugler writes. “He not only brings value to the backfield but is well-versed on defense and special teams to potentially offer three-way versatility.”

There are other needs on the roster; however, the Dallas Cowboys could certainly add another rusher to the team during draft weekend.

Featured image via Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports