Dallas Cowboys revive defense, offensive line in 7-round 2021 NFL mock draft

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The Dallas Cowboys look to improve with this 2021 NFL mock draft

With their season over, the Dallas Cowboys are already looking toward the 2021 NFL season. Following a 6-10 campaign, their first under Mike McCarthy, they now find themselves needing to make several moves to again become a competitive franchise.

Dallas has a lot of work to do in order for that to happen, but as long as they re-sign Dak Prescott, they won’t have a ton of work to do on the offensive side of the ball. On defense, that’s a different story.

The Cowboys have a lot of holes to fill and in this 2021 NFL mock draft, they focus heavily on that side of the ball — starting with a defensive back with the No. 10 overall pick.

847. Pick Analysis. Virginia Tech. Caleb Farley. player. Scouting Report. CB. 1

In 2020, the Dallas Cowboys made a risky move as they allowed Byron Jones to walk. With him gone, they struggled immensely in the secondary and while Trevon Diggs was a good rookie, they still need a lot of help — especially with Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis scheduled for free agency.

With all that being said, the Cowboys use their first pick in this draft on Caleb Farley out of Virginia Tech. A former quarterback and wide receiver, Farley is new to the cornerback position but you would never know it by watching the film. He’s a solid technician who excels in press and man coverage, which is what they need in Dallas.

He sat out the 2020 season but proved in his two campaigns with Virginia Tech that he can get the job done. Farley had 56 tackles, six interceptions, and 19 pass defenses in 23 games. He should be an instant starter for the Cowboys as they start to improve their secondary.