Cowboys add multiple pass-catchers in 7-round 2023 mock draft

Jaheim Bell, South Carolina. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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Michigan, Jake Moody. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Round 5: Jake Moody, K, Michigan

Let them all laugh about drafting a kicker, as long as Cowboys fans won’t have to cry anymore due to missed field goals.

After a couple of years of struggling through Greg Zuerlein at kicker, the Cowboys tried to put their faith in undrafted rookie Jonathan Garibay. That was a mistake as he never even made it to Week 1 of the preseason and they eventually had to turn back the time and bring in Brett Maher.

While he’s been better as of late, they need to go ahead and add someone they trust. Enter Jake Moody who has been an incredibly accurate kicker for Michigan and has no problem going long.

There are videos of him casually knocking in 69-yarders and while it’s easier in practice than the games, his beg leg is enticing for a team that has needed some help there for years.

In recent years, the Bengals and Browns have both used mid-round picks on kickers and haven’t regretted the decision whatsoever. Dallas won’t either should they pull the trigger here.

Round 6: Jaylon Jones, CB, Texas A&M

The final pick for the Cowboys comes in Round 6, which is ends up being just their second defensive player in this mock. In recent years, they’ve been loading up on that side of the ball, which is why they can wait — but they do still end up with a good prospect late in Jaylon Jones from Texas A&M.

He has great size at 6-foot-2 and 205-pounds and often finds himself around the ball. The secondary is crowded in Dallas but he could find a role for himself.

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