The most important thing NFL teams try to accomplish on draft day is finding players who will be immediate starters. For the Dallas Cowboys, they’ll need to find at least one of these if they want to consider their draft successful.
Nearly every team believes its first-round selection should be someone competing for a starting position. The real difficulty is finding quality talent on the second and third days of the draft.
There’s no question the Cowboys should be focusing on defense with their first few picks. With holes along the defensive line and at safety, Dallas will be trying to find guys who can play right now at those positions.
Let’s take a look at some draft prospects who could start instantly in Dallas.
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