Dallas Cowboys Round 5 Pick: Jaylen Watson, S, Washington State
This offseason, the Cowboys brought in several new safeties and while Malik Hooker and Damontae Kazee were the big names, it’s been Jayron Kearse who really stepped up. He’s the team’s leading tackler and proved he deserves a longer contract.
They might still try to lock him up and bring back either Kazee or Hooker, who have played well even if they aren’t lighting up the stat sheet like Kearse.
In an effort to keep talent in that room should one of their current players exit, Dallas adds Jaylen Watson from Washington State. He’s got excellent size at 6-foot-3 and 204-pounds and picked off two passes this season. He’s a developmental player but they have had some luck in that regard in the past.
Dallas Cowboys Round 6 Pick: Sevyn Banks, CB, Ohio State
After being a weakness in 2020, the Dallas Cowboys cornerback corps has suddenly become a top unit in the league. Trevon Diggs and his vacuum hands get all the credit, and that makes sense considering he has 11 picks, but Anthony Brown and Jourdan Lewis have also been playing very well.
Throw in the fact that they’re developing 2021 second-round pick Kelvin Joseph as well as third-round pick Nahshon Wright and this unit could be good beyond this year.
Having said all that, they can’t ignore the position in the draft, so they go ahead and add Sevyn Banks from Ohio State with their final pick.