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NFL Draft Predictions for the Dallas Cowboys in the Second Round

By Kevin Nardone
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The Dallas Cowboys looked lost on offense last season until they acquired wide receiver Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders. Cooper hauled in 53 balls for 725 yards in just nine games for Dallas, and the Cowboys went 7-2 during that stretch.

Unfortunately, this trade cost the Cowboys their first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, but there are still some prospects who could be available at pick No. 52 who could really help Dallas this coming season.

Here are three players the Cowboys could select in the second round of the NFL Draft.

3. Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

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The Cowboys have a fantastic front seven, but their secondary could use a boost, particularly at safety. Dallas was long rumored to be interested in Earl Thomas, but he ended up signing with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason. Drafting Taylor Rapp would address an immediate need, and he could take this Cowboys' defense to the next level.

2. Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State

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The Cowboys lost David Irving in mysterious fashion this offseason, as the defensive tackle announced his retirement on Instagram. Drafting Dre'Mont Jones would help replace Irving, and could bolster Dallas' defensive line. Jones projects as an explosive athelete, and he looks like he can contribute from day one.

1. Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame

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Dallas has been looking for a reliable No. 2 wide receiver for quite some time. If Miles Boykin is available at pick No. 58, he could finally give the Cowboys the secondary playmaker they've been searching for. The Notre Dame product is blazing fast (4.42 40-yard dash), and he could take a lot of defensive attention away from Cooper if he pans out.


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