Poll: Who was your favorite Dallas Cowboys draft pick?

The 2024 NFL Draft has come and gone for the Dallas Cowboys and odds are that one or two things caught you by surprise. It was not shocking to see the Cowboys invest along the offensive line in a serious way, or to come away with a linebacker and wide receiver at some point. While it would have been nice to see running back addressed, for the most part the team found bodies at serious positions of need.

Soon enough we will be talking about choosing pet cats ahead of training camp, but today we are going to have a different conversation. Who was your favorite draft pick? Why?

1st: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Perhaps it was all downhill for you after the Cowboys took their left tackle of the future at 29 overall. It is more than fair to be excited about the future that Guyton offers, but given that he is still a bit of a raw prospect he is going to take some time to develop.

One of the best parts about the Guyton pick was when it happened. Dallas traded down in the first round and picked up a third-round selection in the process and still came away with a very solid tackle. Given the team’s track record with first-round offensive linemen, choosing Guyton as your favorite pick would be a smart choice.

2nd: Marshawn Kneeland, DE, Western Michigan

The Cowboys kicked Friday off by taking a pass rusher which was a bit surprising. You can never have enough players coming off of the edge, but it was not exactly a position of supreme need for the team entering the draft.

Still, Marshawn Kneeland is somebody that a lot of draft analysts really loved. Consider that he was number 32 on the big board from Dane Brugler at The Athletic.

Similar to Sam Williams two years ago, Kneeland will likely have to wait a bit to see some serious snaps on defense. But maybe he won’t have to wait to be named your favorite.

3rd: Cooper Beebe, G/C, Kansas State

This is likely going to be the runaway winner and for good reason. Cooper Beebe was a great pick and that he came by way of a selection that Dallas picked up for trading down in the first made it all the more sweet.

The Cowboys needed a new starting center and Beebe is one potential answer to that. He is a tone setter that can contribute in a massive fashion, and Dallas hopes it’s at center.

3rd: Marist Liufau, LB, Notre Dame

For the most part the Cowboys achieved great value with each of their picks relative to consensus boards. One of the only exceptions in this sense was the pick of Marist Liufau.

Did the Cowboys lose to the Green Bay Packers because of poor linebacker play? Yes. Have we since then wanted to see them invest seriously at the position? Yes. Do we think Liufau answers both of those questions in a serious way? Maybe.

5th: Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest

In last year’s draft the Cowboys traded up for cornerback Eric Scott Jr., and while it would be aggressive to write him off already the team clearly wanted another body and found one in Caelen Carson.

Carson is somebody that forces a lot of tough catches for the receivers that he is covering and that is clearly a quality to be liked in defensive backs. There is not a fourth cornerback that jumps to mind on this roster after the starters, so Carson could figure to be competition there.

6th: Ryan Flournoy, WR, SE Missouri State

Yards after the catch are very important and Ryan Flournoy figures to somebody that can offer them to the Cowboys. He has pet cat written all over him.

Like with corner, there seems to be an opening around the fourth spot on the depth chart at wide receiver. Jalen Brooks will have an inside track as far as any competition is concerned, but Flournoy seems destined to make play after play during training camp to the point that we are demanding that the team use him more.

7th: Nathan Thomas, OT, Louisiana-Lafayette

Who is the swing tackle on this team right now? It’s hard to answer that question right now. While it seems rich to assume that Nathan Thomas can jump into that role right away, he seems like a project player that Dallas can hopefully develop to that level.

7th: Justin Rogers, DT, Auburn

Truth be told, the most interesting name at defensive tackle right now is last year’s first-round rookie Mazi Smith, so Justin Rogers seems like somebody that we are going to see sparingly. But he is an athlete in the middle of the defensive line that could wind up making some sort of difference. That’s all you can ask for from a seventh-round pick early on.


Who is your favorite Dallas Cowboys draft pick from this year?

  • 4%

    Marshawn Kneeland

    (58 votes)

  • 74%

    Cooper Beebe

    (1066 votes)

1439 votes total

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