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Cowboys 7-Round Mock: Here's why drafting OL early makes sense again

The Dallas Cowboys have cornered the market on taking OL early. For decades, they ignored the position group, but then in 2011 things changed. As part of one of the best draft classes of the last 30 years, the Cowboys selected USC action figure Tyron Smith at No. 9 overall. That started their run of three first-round linemen in four years when Travis Frederick were selected in 2013 and 2014.

Now, the O-line is no longer doing what is required. Many point to other team’s offensive line constructions as signs a team doesn’t need to invest as mightily as Dallas did. However as someone not convinced Dallas hired the best OL coach candidate nor had a good one in recent years, starting with a baseline of talent that will allow Dak Prescott comfort seems the way to go.

Prescott struggled when he had no confidence in his offensive line, so if the circumstances in this mock draft iteration come to fruition, then hop on board.

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