With the veteran departures the Dallas Cowboys have seen this offseason, they need to make the most of this year's NFL draft. The first three rounds will be the most crucial, and none of those picks can afford to be a bust.
In these first three rounds, Dallas needs to address its defensive holes first and foremost. The defensive line and the safety position are the most in need of some young, promising talent. If the franchise wants to make a Super Bowl push anytime soon, giving defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli some help is the first big step.
With a heavy defensive focus in mind, the first three rounds of this year's draft have best- and worst-case scenarios for Big D. Let's take a look at the dream and nightmare picks for the Cowboys in Rounds 1-3 of the draft.