The Dallas Cowboys selected Matt Waletzko, a North Dakotan, with the 155th overall pick (from CLE), in the fifth round . Three more selections are available to the Cowboys in round five.
The Cowboys need help at the offensive tackle and guard spots. They lost Connor Williams via free agency to the Dolphins. Collins was the starting right tackle last season. After being the starter since 2015, La’el Collins was released to become the starting right tackle.
In a trade with the Cleveland Browns, Amari cooper was traded to them. This has created a playmaking gap wide along with budding star Ceedee lamb. It is a huge task to ask a young receiver for the responsibility of carrying the entire receivers room. McCarthy and Company will be looking for more than one fast, sure-handed receiver/ tight end over the course of the NFL Draft.
Head coach Mike McCarthy is now faced with the challenge of finding new players for his offensive and defensive lines after Randy Gregory abruptly left.
Dallas devoted 2021 to its defense unit and selected Micah Parsons as the first-round draft pick. Parsons won the NFL Defensive Rookie Of The Year award in 2022, made the Pro Bowl, and was the leader of the team’s tackles for loss (20), sacks (13) and quarterback hits (30).
This selection will be the first in a series of five by the Cowboys between the fifth- and sixth rounds. Trades are not allowed.
The Cowboys will be able to select three more players in the fifth round. They will then have 11 picks left before the clock resets with the 167th selection. Dallas will have the 176th, 178th and sixth rounds selections.