At this year’s NFL draft in Chicago, the Dallas Cowboys will have their highest pick (fourth overall) since 2003, when they selected cornerback Terence Newman fifth in the first round. With a myriad of needs, there are several directions Jerry Jones and company could go -- D-line, backup QB, RB or CB. The Cowboys have been associated with a lot of top prospects in the many mock drafts, but they can only pick one.
Who do you think the Cowboys should draft on Thursday? Here’s your chance to pick ’em or skip ’em. Click here to rank the players 1-8.
Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
Pick ’em: The Cowboys need a pass rusher, now moreso than ever because Demarcus Lawerence is facing a four-game suspension, and second-year DE Randy Gregory has already been suspended for the first four games. Bosa had 26 sacks over three seasons, and may be the most pro ready pass rusher in the draft.
Skip ’em: He’s solid, but his ceiling might not be as high as a few others on the list.
DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
Pick ’em: In case you hadn’t heard, the Cowboys need to generate a pass rush. Buckner is a 6-foot-7 athlete with a huge wingspan who also had 10.5 sacks last season.
Skip ’em: If it’s between Bosa and Buckner, it might be hard to pass on Bosa.
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
Pick ’em: Franchise-type running back with good blocking and pass-catching skills.
Skip ’em: There will be quality backs available in later rounds, and the Cowboys have already signed free agent RB Alfred Morris to pair with Darren McFadden.
Jared Goff, QB, California
Pick ’em: We all saw what happened to the team when Tony Romo went down.
Skip ’em: There are more pressing needs than getting a quarterback for the future. And Goff may be gone before the No. 4 pick rolls around.
Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
Pick ’em: A super athlete (played linebacker, running back and safety) whose speed can be let loose as a LB.
Skip ’em: A knee injury last season is still cause for concern. Can he bounce back?
Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
Pick ’em: The very athletic Ramsey has the characteristics of an elite NFL corner. He can also play safety.
Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
Pick ’em: Projects as a top-tier tackle and he could pair nicely with Tyron Smith to protect their most valuable asset -- Romo.
Skip ’em: Offensive tackle is not a huge need for the Cowboys, whose used several of their recent No. 1’s on the offensive line.
Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
Pick ’em: See Goff, above.