Dallas Cowboys land top-tier cornerback in 7-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft

Dallas Cowboys mock draft, Jaycee Horn. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys land a few new starters, including a high-end cornerback, in this 7-round 201 NFL Mock Draft

Mike McCarthy joined the Dallas Cowboys last season with high hopes but it didn’t take long for those hopes to dissipate. Dallas struggled to get the job done early in the season and then in Week 5, they lost Dak Prescott to a broken ankle.

Having their best player go down not only hurt their chances but also highlighted how many holes were on the roster — especially on defense. For much of the 2020 campaign, the Cowboys defenders couldn’t stop a nose bleed and after the year was through, defensive coordinator Mike Nolan was let go.

Nolan had his share of issues but he also felt like a bit of a scapegoat. The honest truth is, no defensive coordinator was going to have success with the team he was given, and even Dan Quinn won’t be the answer unless they fix several spots.

Free agency will be one tool to get this done, but the Cowboys’ front office likes to build through the draft. That’s where our focus is here as we land several new starters in this 7-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft.

. CB. Gamecocks . Jaycee Horn. 1. player. 850

Trevon Diggs fell to the Dallas Cowboys in Round 2 last season and he ended up being a steal for what they had to invest. As a rookie, he struggled early on but then the light bulb seemed to come on as the year progressed. A late injury sidelined him but he did return and still seemed to be playing at a decent level for a rookie.

In year two, Diggs should be able to make a leap as a player and will be one of the starting cornerbacks. Across from him, it could be Jaycee Horn from South Carolina, who we add in this mock at No. 10. Horn is similar to Diggs in that he has excellent size (6-foot-1 and 205-pounds) and also has NFL bloodlines.

For Diggs, his brother, Stefan Diggs, is currently on the Buffalo Bills and is one of the best wide receivers in the game today. For Horn, he’s the son of Joe Horn who was one of the best wide receivers in the early 2000s when he was with the New Orleans Saints.

Pairing Diggs and Horn would give Dallas two cornerbacks who they would feel confident in starting. It would also allow Anthony Brown to stay focused on his duties as a slot corner, which is where he’s at his best.